(T)Workin’: Vol. 8
9:45 am, May 20th | 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: Your roommate woke you up with the delightful information that Time Warner is charging you double for this month’s bill for one reason or another but you are not going to let this information or anything else both you today because you are a full grown woman, you are in charge of your own destiny, and you listened to a Radiolab podcast last night that changed your life.
Waters, “Take Me out To The Coast“
9:00 – 10:30: Spilled your morning coffee on your white blouse? Did a little coffee spill stop Jad Abumrad from getting the MacArthur “Genius” Grant? NO! YOU’RE GOING TO KEEP TRUCKING!
Plants and Animals, “The End of That”
Milky Chance, “Down by the River”
Crystal Fighters, “LA Calling“
Tame Impala, “Feels Like We Only Go Backwards”
Unknown Mortal Orchestra, “So Good At Being In Trouble”
10:30 – 12:00: Okay so you can’t find your cardigan so your coffee stain is just shouting to the whole world but that’s okay because your senior prom date just Facebook messaged you out of the blue and told you that you look cute so that’s good, right? …Unless that’s not good. Are you regressing?!
12:00: How are you supposed to stay positive when the Internet lets ghosts of second bases past message you and get all up in your BIDNESS? You’re eating your weight in pizza for lunch and you don’t care who knows it.
1:00 – 2:30: Oh your computer is frozen forever? The rainbow wheel of death won’t stop spinning?! OF COURSE NOT.
2:30: If you don’t eat a Snickers and just shimmy alone at your desk for a hot minute, you are going to cry. So that’s what you’re going to do and you don’t care if Jad Abumrad and Robert Krulwich would judge you for it.
3:00 – 6:00: You’re feeling better: you found a twenty in your pant pocket and your officemate just bought you a seltzer because she’s an angel. You’re almost at the end of the day. File a few more documents and we’re out of here.
6:00: A busker on the street corner just dedicated a Motown song to you and suddenly nothing else matters. Today was a great day!
Tegan and Sara, “Closer“