One of the inevitable anxieties associated with being employed is the constant threat of being laid off. And that really goes double for people with a social media presence like mine. Sure, the economy is getting better and the Great Recession doesn’t figure so prominently into our financial situations anymore. But the fact remains that losing a job is still tough, and companies have to cut employees all the time. This goes for small business and big businesses. And we, as the peons, must accept this, lest we all go about starting small businesses. And you can ask any housewife from Newcastle or Enid who has opened a shop that primarily sells leopard/zebra print items with hot pink feather trim—running a business is tough.
But what happens when a company that employs a lot of people suddenly lets some of them go after lots of speculation? According to Kfor.com:
OKLAHOMA CITY — The normally peaceful campus of Chesapeake Energy has been disturbed by swirling rumors of layoffs. Tuesday the company finally confirmed it was restructuring in an email sent to employees.
Though the company won’t confirm how many people will be let go, sources tell NewsChannel 4, the number could reach 2,000 before its all said and done.
Let me just say that I feel for you guys. Losing a job sucks. I would totally buy each and every one of you a beer to cheer you up, except you worked at Chesapeake so 1. ) you aren’t used to dive barring it on my level, and 2.) you guys drink really stupid beers. (Yes, Stella Artois and Kronenbourg 1664 are dumb beers. Quit putting on airs when you’re drinking the flavor equivalent of Bud.) Instead, I’ll do you one better. I’ll help you find a new job!
After working for a company that doesn’t really value individuality or creativity in any form (Full disclosure: none of them actually do, but the recruiters really like to tell you that, don’t they?), it’s time for you venture out. That’s right. There’s a world out there that doesn’t look like a J. Crew ad. There’s a world where you can show off your tattoos. There’s a world where you don’t have to participate in fitness challenges to get bonuses and such! Sure, it’s not as clean or college campus-like. But, it’s your world now. And I’ve made a list of some of the best new career options for you!
Happy Monday, everyone. It’s a good day for you to head back to work and pretend to do your job while you read these tweets I’ve compiled for you. So spend some extra time in the break room making your coffee, then cuddle up in your chair and make sure your coworkers can’t see your monitor. If we’re being completely honest, it’s not like anyone in the office is actually doing work until around 10 AM anyway. So take your time getting down to business this morning, and enjoy these tweets, which are, as always, located after the jump!
< Editor’s Note: To make this post comply with the high standards of a certain web behemoth’s moralistic ad robots, we’ve edited out certain words and replaced them with other words. I’ll let you figure out what. – Patrick >
I want everyone to know that I will never judge a person as an individual for what they’re interested in when it comes to sexy times. I mean, if I’m being completely honest, there is a special place in my fantasies for Al Pacino circa 1972, as well as Fred Durst circa 1998. And if that Durst affinity is any indicator, I’m no stranger to what can be referred to as “dirty.” So that’s why I feel like I’m the perfect person to tell you about what it is your fellow Okies are searching for when it comes to corn. Now, according to The Daily Dot:
Corn site CornDub released a boatload of visit duration and search keyword data last week, and the results are somewhat explicit. Among the information the site’s revealed, we’re now privy to each American state’s top three favorite corn-related search terms, as well as the average length of each state’s visit to the site.
The information reveals a few interesting trends—most notably, the unique interests belonging to certain states, like Kentucky’s love of hentai corn (usually Japanese anime), Wyoming’s fascination with smoking-related sex, and Nevada’s singular interest in a corn star named Janita Qeen. But the rest—Asians, teens, compilations, and a few other terms we probably shouldn’t mention—shouldn’t appear so surprising.
A Redditor took that data and made some pretty sweet infographics. And so, it is with great joy that I bring you the top the three CornHub search times for the great state of Oklahoma!
This past week of Twitter was full of college football. While I really wanted to create an entire post with tweets about how strange it was that the Pride of Oklahoma played the theme song from Maude during half time, I’m not going to do it. Unless Patrick says I can. In which case, expect another MMT later today. But anyway, this week’s tweets are after the jump!
TLO Twitter Spat with Stan Miller:
It all started when some person decided to randomly troll KWTV 9 Morning Anchor Stan Miller on Twitter. You may remember Stan as the two-time winner of our “Worst Anchorman” category in the Worst of OKC or the man with a pretty smile:
If you would’ve asked me on Sunday what my favorite famous rock in the state of Oklahoma is, I would’ve said the Heavner Runestone. It’s a rock from the Vikings! Most likely, it’s the head of Thor’s Hammer! Or something! I don’t know. I didn’t really pay too much attention in Oklahoma History on the days when we weren’t watching the Rodger’s and Hammerstein musical or that OETA Oklahoma Passage miniseries thing. But basically, other than rose rocks, the Heavner Runestone is pretty much the only rock you associate with our state.
But all that has changed. Now, not just a rock, but pretty much a monument or statue sort of a thing has been found right here in the metro. According to KFOR.com:
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