Check out the latest analysis from The Point with Chris Cillizza:
Washington (CNN)An initially innocuous package left in the mailbox of George Soros on Monday started off a week that ended with a manhunt and an arrest, after at least 13 different, crudely constructed pipe bombs were addressed toprominent Democrats, to CNN and to high-profile criticsof President Donald Trump.
- Jared Kushner says administration still ‘fact-finding’ in Jamal Khashoggi death investigation
- Trump embraces ‘nationalist’ title at Texas rally
- Supreme Court blocks deposition of commerce secretary over census question
- Trump stumps for ‘Beautiful’ Ted Cruz, his onetime rival
- CIA Director Gina Haspel traveling to Turkey for Khashoggi investigation, source says
- Treasury’s Mnuchin meets with Saudi Crown Prince amid outcry over Khashoggi
- Bolton says Russian meddling had no effect on 2016 result
- Trump sounds skepticism over shifting Saudi explanations
- Kudlow: Trump’s new tax cuts ‘may not surface for a while’
- Kelly grabbed Lewandowski by the collar last winter
- Bolton says Russia understands US reasons for leaving nuclear arms treaty
- In Saudi Arabia, Mnuchin announces joint sanctions against terror sponsors with Taliban, Iran ties
- Trump signs bipartisan water infrastructure spending law
- Trump condemns Khashoggi death and aftermath as ‘the worst cover up ever’
- Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein interview on Capitol Hill has been postponed
- Trump says he will probably meet with Putin next month in Paris
- Trump admits ‘there’s no proof’ of his ‘unknown Middle Easterners’ caravan claim
- Trump on suspicious packages: ‘Threats or acts of political violence have no place’ in US
- Putin slams Trump’s nuclear buildup threat as ‘very dangerous’
- Trump, Pence and other political leaders condemn suspicious devices sent to Hillary Clinton, Obama, CNN
- Trump signs opioids law at White House event
- Trump points finger at opponents, media on day when bombs sent to Democrats and CNN
- New York Times: China, Russia listening to Trump’s cell phone calls
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Job environment plays a huge factor in whether it would be a good fit [for you]. Say you’re really good at beauty tutorials but you wouldn’t ever want to work in a big gray-carpeted corporate office, then maybe the right route for you is freelance makeup artist. On the other hand, say you need deadlines to work, love brainstorming, and seriously care what people comment on each other’s Instagrams, well then, maybe you should be in media. Let’s discuss popular industries and what it’s like to work in them.
Exactly as The Devil Wears Prada led you to believe this job would be. Even though fashion is starting to be a little more accepting of sizes above subzero, people are still quite focused on appearance. They praise Ashley Graham on Instagram but talk sh*t about her thighs behind her back. This industry is harsh, self-important, and doesn’t really pay that much. Why are people in it? Because they care about seeming cool, or maybe because they actually give a sh*t what Pantone’s color of the year is.
If we learned anything from Silicon Valley, it’s that this world is changing faster than your tampon on a heavy-flow day. This can be highly stressful but if you’re a really skilled developer, coder, or engineer, then this is fine for you. If you’re not that good, you’ll know right away because you won’t get work or you’ll get eaten alive. If you’re a female techie, now’s the time to swing for the fences, as tech companies are needing to even out their ratios
for press purposes because they believe in diversity and being socially conscious, of course.
If you’re personable, outgoing and looking for a bullsh*t job where you get to do very little but have the opportunity to be paid more down the road, find a media job in a a large corporate company. All media companies are competing with one another, so they’re all spending a sh*t ton of money on pointless employee perks like beer on tap, expensive beverages that claim to be healthier than water, and the ability to work on a couch in a different room from your desk. Gasp.
You have to do an incredible amount of bitch work, ass-kissing, and sliding into people’s DMs to move up in this industry. Like, if you even want to write on a show, the amount of coffee you need to retrieve in your career will surpass the amount of alcohol you drank in college. If you really want to be the next Ava DuVernay, though, know that it’s going to be a lot of rejection and disappointment, but it is possible to get there, so keep going.
Rewarding AF. Not financially, though. And the only time that philosophy degree will help you is when you’re discussing Game of Thrones fan theories.
Even though the two are different, we grouped them together because they’re similar in that you have to put in a lot of work and hours—and also money—with very little sleep or salary to make a lot of money at some point very far in the future. Plus, you have to be really into reading to succeed in either field.
You’ll have to deal with a lot of bros and douchebags to be in this industry. Everyone talks really fast and assumes you know what they’re talking about when they use terms like EBIDTA and vested equity. Couldn’t care less about changing interest rates? Then don’t go into finance.
All The Other Sh*t, Like Agriculture
Honestly, this industry is the hardest to write about because we know very little about it. Aleen [Kuperman, Betches CEO] went to the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Cornell, yet still, not much info from us. Farmers have one of the most important jobs in the country, and do you know what they have to rely on? The weather. That’s right, the weather. And then they have to deal with these huge corporations forcing them to accept buy-outs or kicking them off their land.
Yes, we left out a lot of different industries because, you know what, there are way too f*cking many, and you know what else? You’ll get over it.
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