21 Odd Jobs You Never Knew Existed

When we were children, our parents have always been eager to know what we wanted to be in the future. But before having concrete answers like “Mom, Dad, I wanted to be a teacher,” they probably received countless silly answers of professions from us, that almost sounded make-believe but are actually legitimate jobs that people get paid for. Who would’ve thought sleeping = money?

Here is a lit of 21 crazy jobs you’ll never believe exist—until now:

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7 Benefits of Working Remotely

Working remotely is perfect for people who doesn’t want to spend hours working in an office. It’s not for everyone but those who do find remote work swear by its benefits.  Here are a few of them:

  1. You Can Design Your Own Office

Being able to work remotely means working from home so you can decorate and design your office based on your own preference. There’s no pressure in ensuring you only put up work-approved décor so you get to go crazy with however way you want your space to look like.

  1. You Can Work Anywhere

You’re not limited to work in a certain place; you can still do your job even if when you’re travelling! The world is basically your workplace and who doesn’t want that?!

  1. You Can Decide On Your Own Schedule

You can fix your schedule as long as you meet your work deadlines. Most of the time, working remotely comes with the benefit of flexible work hours so as long as you get the work done, you’re good to go.

  1. You Can Minimize Distractions

The office can be a venue for endless chitchats and other distractions. Working remotely allows you to choose a place and time that’s conducive for disruption-free work place. Oh, you can even play mood music to help you focus more on your task.

  1. You Become Independent

Since you’re on your own, there is no one you can depend on but yourself. That’ll teach you to work well under minimal supervision, help develop your self-confidence, and slowly build trust on your own capabilities.

  1. You Can Avoid Office Politics

There’s no need to get involve into office drama so there’s less stress. The office can be a breeding ground for nasty gossips and back stabbing. Working remotely will save you from all the negativity they bring.

  1. You’ll Save More Money

Yes! No more worrying about being late, or getting caught in the traffic. You save money not just from the travel expenses but also from food and clothing. There’s no need to buy new clothes each week and no more need to go on expensive lunch outs and after work dinner.

So, how about you bes? Have you ever considered doing remote work? Would you jump at the chance at working from home? Share us your thoughts in the comment section below.

Era’s Rainy Day Guide When Commuting for Work

 

Let’s face it, bes.  Commuting during the rainy season is 100 times harder than commuting on a regular day.  It’s especially harder when you’re wearing your favorite OOTD for work! Well, we’re not about to let the weather rain on our parade, would we? Check out our guide on how you can make commuting to work more bearable and almost hassle-free through this rainy season:

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How to Lose Weight While at Work?

 

Admit it, spending most of our time in the office is definitely a surefire way to pack some excess pounds.  If you feel that your office job is giving you extra fat on your bellies and making you feel heavy, chances are, you’re right! So how do you lose those ugly flabs? Follow these helpful habits:

 

1. Prepare Your Lunch – Restaurants and fast-food chains often serve large portions and high calorie meals. You can eat healthy and save money if you pack your own lunch.

 

 

2. Drink Lots of Water – Water keeps your mind off soda and coffee. It may also help you fight off food cravings in the afternoon, because water keeps you full.

 

3. Always Have a Fruit on Your Desk – Instead of eating chips, cookies and donuts when you are hungry, eat fruits like apples and bananas.

 

 

4. Avoid Sugary Food and Candies – They taste good, but they don’t satisfy your hunger and are not digested quickly so they stay where you don’t want them to be – inside your body!

 

5. Stand As Much As Possible – Standing, compared to sitting, is better because it is good for your back and burns more calories. Try talking to someone over the phone or using your computer while standing, you will feel better after an hour.

 

6. Take The Stairs – Skip the elevator and take the stairs every morning. This is a good cardio and leg workout, that will keep you all pumped up to face the day.

 

7. 8 Hours of Sleep – Getting enough sleep will prevent coffee cravings in the morning plus you will look fresh and radiant the whole day.

 

 

8. Do Not Email – If your officemate is just a few steps away, walk to his/her desk to ask something, instead of sending an email. You will enjoy having a quick chat and at the same time you will get to move around a bit more. Use every possible opportunity to burn calories.

 

9. Park to Walk – Choose a parking spot furthest away from the office. This will force you to add extra steps throughout the day.

 

 

10. Inspirational Quote/Photo – Put on a health and wellness quote or an inspirational photo on your desk to remind you of your fitness goals.

 

 

 

There you go! Stick to these tips and you won’t have any problem burning those calories and keeping fat at bay.  Got more tips? We’d love to hear about them. Use the comment section below to share us your own fitness tips!

 

 

Is Your Officemate a BULLY? Here are the signs

 

Bullies in the workplace come in different shapes and sizes. You’ve probably dealt with the most common ones who are aggressive and intimidating. However, there are also bullies that are very passive and quiet, while others take it to the extreme – acting good and pretending to be your friend and then stab you at the back when you least expect it.

Workplace bullies in the Philippines aren’t as talked about but they exist. In fact, most employees in the country may not even be aware that they are already being bullied because they think it’s just part of the office culture or worst, part of their jobs.

Are you being bullied by an officemate? If you tick all the boxes below, then you most certainly are:

 

  1. Gives you wrong information/data
  2. Excludes you in important meetings/conversations/events
  3. Makes fun of your work
  4. Makes fun of you as a person (including your gender, sexuality, race or culture)
  5. Tampers with your belongings, lurks around your desk
  6. Talks behind your back
  7. Ignores your comments and suggestions
  8. Spreads malicious gossips about you
  9. Embarrasses or shames you in public
  10. Blames you for their own mistakes or faults
  11. Steals credit for your work
  12. Threats about your job security without any basis

 

Their ultimate goal: To put you down, and build themselves up. If you think you think you are being bullied by an officemate, then it’s time for you to fight! Watch out for our next article because we will be giving you tips on how to deal with bullies in the workplace.