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pink-collar adj
  • Of or pertaining to employees in predominately female service industries.

Fiction Writing Prompt: Use the word of the week in whatever you write today.

Journaling Prompt: Are you concerned about whether your job is traditionally associated with your gender or not? Why?

Art Prompt: Pink collar worker

Non-Fiction / Speechwriting Prompt:Use the word of the week in your article or speech.


…anyone who willingly turns their life upside down by becoming a cook is totally insane to begin with. So many chefs that I have met are dyslexic and totally not school people or intellectuals. That could be symbolic of the kind of lifestyle that they choose to live. They all drink a lot, do a lot of drugs, drink a shitload of coffee and espresso. They don’t sleep much, and obviously don’t have much of a life outside the kitchen. A cook’s friend is a cook, there isn’t much time for a non-cook friend or girlfriend. And time really isn’t the issue so much as it’s a lifestyle and a culture that is very hard to understand or identify with unless you are on the inside. Cooks hang out with cooks because there is nobody else awake, hungry and totally wired at 2 am on a Tuesday. –Jennifer Topper, 29 Jobs and a Million Lies

Fiction Writing Prompt: Write a story with a chef as a protagonist.

Journaling Prompt: What personality traits do you have that make you perfect for your job?

Art Prompt: Crazy Chef

Non-Fiction / Speechwriting Prompt: Tell your audience about how different personalities are attracted to different careers. Give them resources to find their perfect career. 

Photo Credit: Joe Benjamin on Flickr

thur sheriff

Holston’s childhood now felt like something two or three lifetimes ago, something someone else had enjoyed. Not him. He had an entire lifetime as sheriff weighing heavy, blocking off that past. And more recently, there was this third stage of his life—a secret life beyond childhood and being sheriff. It was the last layers of himself ground to dust, three years spent silently waiting for what would never come, each day longer than any month from his happier lifetimes. –Wool by Hugh Howey

Fiction Writing Prompt: Write a story about a protagonist who is a sheriff.

Journaling Prompt: How do you feel about your job? 

Art Prompt: Sheriff

Non-Fiction / Speechwriting Prompt: Tell your audience about what you thought you would become when you were a kid and then follow up with how you came to your current job.

Photo Credit: Onur Demirsoy on Flickr