(T)Workin’: Vol. 6
9:45 am, May 6th | 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: Woke up from a dream featuring you, Michael Fassbender, and a landslide vote making you the first female President of the United States, to wedge weather outside and your roommate making you breakfast. Good day? Good day!
Janelle Monáe feat. Erykah Badu, “Q.U.E.E.N”
9:00 – 10:30: Make it to the office before the boss man, there’s free fruit for the taking in the conference room, and your office enemy didn’t come in today; looks like you were right about it being a good day!
10:30 – 12:00: You are doing some serious Gchat flirting with that one guy whom you thought you would never hear from again. He just asked you what your weekend plans are but didn’t use any punctuation…what does that mean? What should your weekend plans be?! This is going to need some serious reconnaissance — you are going to start a group Gchat with Molly and Lourdes, ya girlz in the office.
12:00 – 1:00: Why isn’t your roommate answering your texts?! You need to know whether to play hard to get or just go for it! Thank god it’s lunch; you are calling this good for nothing so-and-so you call your best friend!
Daughter, “Get Lucky”
1:00 – 3:00: Wait…what’s the date? Uh oh….oh no! You have a deadline in approximately…two hours! Oh lawd; Jesus take the wheel! We have some serious hustling to do!
3:00 – 6:00: Boom! Made it with minutes to spare! #ChasinPaper, girl!
6:00: You have a date this weekend and your boss just gave you a thumbs up on his way out. Leaning in? Oh, you think so!
Autre Ne Veut, “Play By Play”