(T)Workin’: Vol. 19
11:15 am, August 5th | 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: Spent the entire weekend boozing on the beach and while you now (finally!) have a base tan, you are feeling like a shriveled husk right about now. You don’t want anyone to look at you for the next 9 – 10 hours. You also want to just mainline water but that doesn’t seem to be a possibility right now. Unfortunately.
Geographer, “This Is How We Walk On The Moon”
9:00 – 12:00: You may or may not have just slightly drifted off at your desk. Your fingers were poised on your keyboard the entire time so you don’t think anyone noticed. Correction: you hope no one noticed.
12:00 – 1:30: Your home remedy for terrible feelings: long burrito lunches.
1:30 – 3:00: Your boss just left the office. Things you will do while your boss is away: 1. Flirt with that one cute postal worker 2. Linger around your office gal pal’s desk 3. Read the Scandal wiki 4. Play
3:00 – 6:00: Guess who just killed that one marketing presentation she’s been fretting over for weeks? You did! You can’t wait until your boss finds out; she’s going to be all “OMG you’re the greatest worker we have,” and you’re going to be all “Uh, yeah, duh.” Eat two bags of pretzel M&M’s? Don’t mind if you do.
6:00: One day down, four more to go!
Ginuwine, “Pony (Viceroy Jet Life Remix)“