(T)Workin’: Vol. 12
11:15 am, June 17th | by Colette McIntyre
It’s hard out here for a young professional: wages are getting lower, work hours are getting longer, and you barely even smiled at that GIF your friend just sent you. But don’t reach for the 5-Hour Energy just yet — sometimes all you need is a good jam to help you get by.
We’re here to help. Each week we will supply you with a free and streamable office playlist (consider us your John Williams and your workday our Harry Potter); these are the Jane Dough-approved tunes that’ll wake you up, keep you focused, soothe your nerves, and help you celebrate the end of day. So put in your earbuds and drown out the sound of your co-worker drumming his fingers on his desk. Why be working when you could be (T)Workin’? Previous installments can be found here. To listen to today’s playlist as a continuous stream, just click here.
8:30 – 9:00: You don’t think you’ve ever seen this many emails in one place. You go away for one weekend and it’s like every person in your address book had decided to reach out as soon as you stepped out of your door. Ugh. You’re going to be deleting and replying forever.
9:00 – 12:00: Your lunch just exploded in your bag. Who knew that couscous and a salad could make such a mess? This is why you don’t cook.
12:00: F*#k it, you’re buying yourself a sammich.
Yeasayer, “Ambling Alp”
1:00 – 3:00: Your autobiography will be called Getting Hit On By Bodega Men: A Very True Story. Nothing pairs well with a stressful day quite like sexual harassment. You’re going to stand and talk to your office bud forever because that’s what you need right now & you don’t curr.
Grizzly Bear, “Two Weeks”
Black Moth Super Rainbow, “Forever Heavy”
Akron/Family, “Running, Returning”
Dirty Projectors, “About to Die”
3:00 – 6:00: One of the new interns is incredibly stylish. She’s wearing something that you can only describe as velvet culottes and she looks incredibly fabulous. How does that even work? Damn it, now you have to go shopping this weekend.
6:00: You are standing in the elevator with Zach Braff. Why is Zach Braff in your building? Why is he taking up all the elevator space with his bike? Oh, Zach Braff just complimented you on your “statement necklace.” Zach Braff called it a “statement necklace.” You know, Garden State isn’t all that bad…
New Order, “Bizarre Love Triangle“