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When you’re considering a career change

Get a Job? The biblical Prophet that represents suffering? No, thank you! But alas, life costs money and money doesn’t grow on trees (except for the fact that it literally does; paper is made from trees and ApplePay grows on trees. Everybody knows that). If the latest TikTok trend called "quietly quitting" resonated and you've found yourself doing the bare minimum at your current job, it might be a sign to switch it up! More and more companies are starting to monitor each key stroke of their employees and docking pay for going to the bathroom. Are you really going to let your skills as a human be diminished to those of a "mouse jiggler"?


There comes a time in your life when you realize that your career doesn’t need to play out some biblical fantasy about unbearable conditions. Or, perhaps you just seek the joy of watching others pursue their dreams because living vicariously through others takes way less effort. Or, lastly, if you've decided to give up entirely on working, congrats! You can't get laid off if you never get a job.


Regardless of your reason, if you need the kick in the tuches to go find your passion, spend your time exploring different industries illustrated in the following series and films because time also = money, so spend it wisely.



Situationist Certified Recommendations:


The Bear - CHEFFING (Hulu)

This show will not only make you consider becoming a chef but it will also make you want to date one (especially if his name is Jeremy Allen White ….. survey says? Yes, chef!)


Abbott Elementary - TEACHING (SEASON 2 PREMIERS SEPT 21 on Hulu)

Sitcoms are back and Abbott Elementary has set an impossibly high bar. The "sit" takes place at a Philadelphia public school and the "com" is the genius combination of Quinta Brunson, Janelle James, Lisa Ann Walter (Chessy!), Tyler James Williams and the legend herself, Sheryl Lee Ralph. Together, these comic icons band together as teachers dedicated to educating and improving the lives of our next generation.


Younger - PUBLISHING (Hulu)

If any two people can save the publishing world, it’s Hilary Duff and Sutton Foster - and they do it one "millennial" at a time.


The Morning Show - JOURNALISM/NEWS REPORTING/ME TOO-ING (AppleTV+)

A dramatized retelling of the downfall of Matt Lauer and the NBC Newsroom featuring Steve Carrell, Jennifer Aniston, and Reese Witherspoon. The schadenfreude is real. The drama is real-er.


The Newsroom - JOURNALISM/NEWS REPORTING (HBO Max)

This series also teaches you the art of the newsroom including the misogyny but minus the consequences. Regardless, Aaron Sorkin Sorkins the hell out of the dialogue and if you can keep up, you'll learn everything you need to know about producing a news show.


Mad Men - ADVERTISING (Prime)

7 seasons of 1960's hedonism, misogyny, and Jon Hamm’s face. Not a bad syllabus to learn the ins and outs of the advertising industry.


The Bold Type - FASHIONING (Hulu)

This show might be more about friendship than it is about fashion so if you’re interested in how to be a better friend AND have better style, this one’s for you!


Dave - RAPPING (Hulu)

Dave, aka Lil Dicky aka the pride of Schmeckles everywhere takes Jewish neuroticism and narcissism to a new level (and in the best way possible). In addition to LYFAO, you'll learn if you have what it takes to be a professional rapper.


Suits - LAWYERING (Peacock)

Save your money on law school and just binge all 9 seasons (134 episodes!). Trust us, one of the main lawyers on the show didn’t even go to law school and instead just perfected the art of “fake it till you make it.”


Hacks - JOKING (HBO Max)

If you’re considering pursuing a career in comedy, don’t. You’re probably not funny. Watch this show instead.


The Offer - FILM PRODUCING (Paramount+)

Paramount Studios pats its own back through the telling of how the studio made, what many consider to be, the best film ever made: The Godfather. You will genuinely learn a lot about how pictures get made and what's behind that Hollywood magic.





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