Oddly Enough Blog

It’s all just food to him…

June 8, 2010

PHILIPPINES/

Blog Guy, I just graduated from college and I’m looking for a job. A recruiter sent me a glossy brochure called “The Exciting World of Feeding Giant Reptiles,” and I wondered what you know about opportunities in that field.

Your feet smell like rotting corpses, Ed!

June 2, 2010

I see we have a story offering etiquette tips on how to dress for the office during the summer. This helps me a lot, because my “office” is in my home. My coworkers are two dogs and two cats, so I’m afraid my dress code may be slipping as the heat rolls in. I need some good advice.

Flying high with my secret career…

May 11, 2010

basler plane use this 490

The crew of a Basler BT-67 fixed wing aircraft releases oil dispersant over an oil discharge from the mobile offshore drilling unit, Deepwater Horizon, off the shore of Louisiana, in this May 5, 2010 photograph. REUTERS/Stephen Lehmann/U.S. Coast Guard/handout

Is this the best job on earth, or what?

April 9, 2010

HUNGARY

Blog Guy, it seems like mostly you write about jobs to avoid. How about some positive career advice? Aren’t there any GREAT jobs out there?

Is that a frosty mug I see before me?

April 8, 2010

All you people who think I make up everything in this blog, check it out.

A real story, and much better than anything I could invent.

S&N/It turns out that over there in Denmark, several hundred employees at the Carlsberg brewery have stopped work for a couple of days to protest a company decision to limit beer drinking at work to lunch breaks.

Hey, from the back you could be the pope!

April 1, 2010

Hey, Blog Guy! It’s me, that aspiring photojournalist you’ve been mentoring…

Shay, can I get more of thish water?

March 25, 2010

PAKISTAN-USA/

 

Lamar, where are you? I know you’re in this storage room, I saw you come in.

The adventures of Hillary and Michelle

March 11, 2010

hillary michelle 490

“Funny story, Hillary. Yesterday I found a secret stash in one of the White House cabinets that they said hadn’t been used since you and Bill lived there….

Ten jobs you’ll avoid if you’re smart

March 3, 2010

A reader writes, “Bob, I’m looking for a career, but I get bored reading all the fine print in online job postings. Are there any shortcuts?”

Roy, hand me that user’s manual for a sec!

February 27, 2010
SRILANKA/

Blog Guy, whatever happened to those fantasy photos you used to set up at the request of your readers?