Job Rants Thread – 5/3/2019 – Workin’ To The Music


Hey, all; Happy Friday –

“April showers bring May flowers,” so it is said. Well, speaking as a lifelong resident Northeast United States let me be the first to tell you that’s some bullshit. As far as I’m concerned, April showers bring May showers, with one or two sunny days to lull you into a false sense of hope, and then get you caught in a thundering downpour come June.

Why am I going on about this, you may ask? Well, my job is one where I’m expected to exude a sense of bright, sunny, energetic professionalism. You know what I’ve found to be emphatically NOT conducive to Bright. Sunny. Energetic. Professionalism?


And I’m not talking the fun, fresh. ozone-charged rain that’s relaxing to watch from an office window. I’m talking gray, drizzling, weak, quitter’s rain that’s like being hit in the face by a spray bottle, and stops and starts every 15 min. just so you never quite know if you need your umbrella or not.

It’s enough to make one fall asleep at their desk in the middle of an interview. (I admit to nothing) Therefore, I’ve decided this week that, in honor of those of you who find themselves dragged down by the weather (or y’know, by your job in-general)  I present to you the official A.V.O. Chintzee’s™ Productivity Playlist!®

From the restaurant chain voted Yelp’s “Most Improved E-coli Level” of 2018 comes 21 tracks designed to charge those batteries and get you back on track to work as your Friday continues to plod inexorably towards 5’o’clock. It’s as a wise person once said: “If music be the food of life, play on! (Especially if you need to work through lunch!)”

As ever, have a safe, and productive rest of the day, safe trip home, and great weekend. And remember: It’s 5 o’clock somewhere, and it’s probably wet as hell; wear your galoshes.