(T)Workin’: Vol. 18
11:15 am, July 29th | 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: You’ve been up since 5 and at work since 6:30, helping your boss set up for a conference or a demonstration or a meeting with the Grand Vizier…you don’t even remember anymore. You are drunk with sleepiness. You just drank a cup of a creamer thinking it was coffee. You have to wake up!
Panama Wedding, “All of the People”
9:00 – 12:00: The conference/gathering of the Viziers is under way and your boss let you know what a vital part of the team you are, so at least there’s that. You may not be able to feel your face but you are a vital asset! You bring all the mini muffins and scones you scavenged to your desk and manage to answer all your emails without falling asleep.
12:00: It’s only lunchtime and you are already on your fourth coffee. Healthy? No, definitely not. Necessary? You bet your bottom dollar. You almost fall asleep with standing at the buffet line. The man behind you, the one who is really itching to get to the mashed potatoes, was not amused.
Salt Cathedral, “Move Along”
1:00 – 3:00: You take the elevator past your floor and walk smack-dab into some important-looking business woman when turn down the hallway to your office. You are pretty sure that she “tsk-tsk’d” you. Today is not your day.
3:00 – 6:00: It feels like a thousand tiny babies are having a tantrum in your head and you are still falling asleep. Maybe you shouldn’t have had that fifth coffee after all. Okay, you have to persevere! You have a bunch of research to finish! Let’s drink a baby’s weight in water and just…just chill, okay?
The Hood Internet, “Ignition (1901 Remix)”
Washed Out, “It Feels Alright”
Chrome Sparks, “Marijuana”
6:00: Some intern just accidentally stomped on your foot but it doesn’t even matter because you are on your way home which means that you survived the day and that you are closer to your bed. What a beautiful thing!