07/22/14 9:11am
hell's kitchen

Are you not afraid of this man? Then apply today! via Facebook

Hey there chefs, and chef wannabes (who can cook, this isn’t for you if you can’t cook), do you want a shortcut around our tips for moving up in the restaurant world? Do you not mind being yelled at by a large man holding a knife? Then you’re in luck, because Hell’s Kitchen is once again looking for a some chefs who want to make a name for themselves and don’t mind being screamed at by an on-camera lunatic! (more…)

07/16/14 4:05pm
iraq and afghanistan veterans of america

You can help the Iraq and Aghanistan Veterans of America help veterans AND get paid (don’t worry though, you won’t have to go to DC). via Facebook

Hello, all, and happy meeting you again! It is I, the Grand Job Czar of Brokelyn, here to point you to the most exquisite jobs available in New York City. You may be asking, “Why should I trust these magnificent-sounding jobs being thrust at me by this large man in a tinfoil hat?” Well, first off, it’s a crown, and secondly, because ever since I was a small child, all I ever wanted to do with my time was to help people find the most bitchenest places to work possible, and that’s exactly what I do now! So, if I could do it for me, then I can certainly do it for you too, and checking out these awesome job listings below is a great first step. (more…)

07/11/14 8:00am
Got a lot of work to do; gonna need some more Mountain Meow Code Red.

Got a lot of work to do; gonna need some more Mountain Meow Code Red.

If we know anything about the future, it’s that it will be inherited by those who know how to code, and that people will forever love looking at cats on a computer. You get to combine the two next week at a free coding workshop at NYU: the Kitten Coding Club on July 15 will be an introductory coding class, and it’s all based around the theme of cats.

The cats “are adorable and already an intrinsic part of the internet,” founder Ieva Urbaite tells us. “They set the tone for our fun, accessible, and supportive group. Every project will involve lots of adorable cat pictures while teaching solid coding skills.” No experience necessary; just bring a laptop, and at least a functional tolerance for cats. (more…)

07/10/14 11:26am
us open job fair

This could be you! Maybe!

Everyone’s all agog over the World Cup, but there are still other sports that are going on right here in Real America. No, not baseball, both teams are too depressing to think about right now. We mean good old fashioned tennis! The U.S Open will be landing at Queens’ Arthur Ashe Stadium in August, and they’re gonna need people to work the event. That could be you, if you make it out to their job fair today. (more…)

07/09/14 1:54pm
crumbs bake shop

Taylor Swift’s anti-Midas touch strikes yet another national retail chain. via Facebook

As a budding journalist/writer these posts aren’t all that pays the bills, if at all. Like so many freelancers, I had a second job in the service industry, serving coffee and sweets, in this case, at Crumbs in Brooklyn. Emphasis on the had. This past Monday, after coming home from a shift, my boss called me to let me know that Crumbs was no more and neither of us had a job.

It happened so suddenly I was shocked, exhilarated even. One retailer who doesn’t appreciate its employees down, a bajillion more to go. For the whole company to go under is one of the most dramatic and epic of ways to lose your job. Not every day does a fellow employee get quoted in The Wall Street Journal. (more…)

07/08/14 1:40pm
code school

If you’re an aspiring Acid Burn, this class is for you.

Are you a woman or a minority who would love to get into software development but don’t have the money or resources to learn the skills? Google has a surprise for you. According to Business Insider, they’re offering three free months of tech lessons at Code School to thousands of women and minorities across the globe — and you could be one of them. (more…)

07/08/14 10:03am
brooklynettes audition

You thought you could dance, until you wound up here. Photos by Gabrielle Westfield

When I originally heard about the Brooklynettes open tryout I knew immediately I had to see what it was like. I also wanted to see how far my background in gymnastics and collegiate cheerleading, and the 3.5 hip-hop dance classes under my belt, would get me in the process. My preparation for this tryout was simple: nothing but salads for the 2 days prior, attend Chelsea Piers adult gymnastics class to see if I could still tumble (flip), and watch videos of the Brooklynettes’ routines on YouTube the night before the tryout. This was about the most preparation I’ve ever done for a personal endeavor… and I felt like a well-oiled machine (cue the Rocky theme song).  (more…)

07/02/14 2:38pm
vine offices

Can you see yourself here for longer than 8 seconds? via Facebook

You there, yes, you, the one on the computer: it seems like you’re in need of a new job. Yes, you’re about to become junior manager of your shoeshine stand, and your side-job as a bike-based bread delivery boy only threatens you with vehicular manslaughter occasionally, but I see great potential in you. Why, you could have this whole city in the palm of your hand if you so chose! You could be a titan of industry, a God of capitalism and magnanimity, the very engine that turns the world itself! But, perhaps I’m getting ahead of myself. To begin with, how about we get you a nice job with some paid vacation time, hmm? (more…)

06/30/14 1:19pm
transportation alternatives

This group of road warriors could use some support. via Facebook

Safe streets are the hot new thing in New York City, what with Vision Zero and bike lanes and desperately trying to get the NYPD to start looking at people being run over as something closer to manslaughter instead of accidents. If you want to combine your a need to be on the forefront of do-gooder trends with your need to also pay the rent, Transportation Alternatives needs a Brooklyn organizer and a policy director to join their team. (more…)

06/30/14 9:32am
Listen to Amy Sohn: don't do crack.

Listen to Amy Sohn (in the pink shirt): don’t do crack, kids.

Amy Sohn has taken us inside the sexy world of a downtown newspaper sex columnist in her first novel Run Catch Kiss, and then inside the sexually frustrated world of the Park Slope mommeratti with her books Prospect Park West and its sequel, Motherland. Her latest book The Actress comes out tomorrow and explores something close to our hearts: the world of the frustrated creative type. It’s about a young theater actress in New York who meets a famous older movie star at a film festival, and falls in love with him, only to come to wonder later if he’s closeted and only married her for publicity.

Sohn, who got her start writing an autobiographical column in the alternative paper the New York Press (since folded), in the 90s, was a child actress herself for some of her first jobs. But she’s had lots more, including a particularly 80s anti-crack PSA. See her All the Jobs report below and then catch her book release party Tuesday at Book Court. -TD. (more…)