Yes, We Can Tell That You’re Having a Separate Conversation in The Video Meeting

Consider this a PSA.  I don’t know who you think you’re fooling, but yes, we can 100% tell that you and your little work friend are messaging each other during this Zoom meeting. How could we possibly know? How did we crack this impossible code without the help of professional detective services, you ask? Oh, … Continue reading Yes, We Can Tell That You’re Having a Separate Conversation in The Video Meeting

Power Moves to Pull While Working Remote

The ultimate dream in Corporate America (and life) is to avoid work and responsibility while advancing in your career. One of the best ways to fly up the ladder is by executing a series of poorly disguised political maneuvers known as 'power moves.' These help you create a persona so intimidating that no one will … Continue reading Power Moves to Pull While Working Remote

Socializing Again Kind of Sucks

After 6 long months of Coronavirus and quarantining, it finally is starting to feel like the world is moving back towards some level of normalcy. New York just announced indoor dining would begin in October, malls are opening up, and people are starting to move back into their apartments in cities around the country. More … Continue reading Socializing Again Kind of Sucks

Conversation Topics that Aren’t Coronavirus Related

One of life’s simple pleasures is small talk. I don’t mean that sarcastically. I genuinely enjoy making ultimately meaningless conversation for 3 to 7 minutes with friends, acquaintances and perfect strangers. There’s something soothing about knowing exactly where an interaction will go, the familiar ebbs and flows wrapping you tight in a warm hug from the … Continue reading Conversation Topics that Aren’t Coronavirus Related

The Work from Home Employee Draft

Last night was an important night for many people in the world - dreams were made, futures were built, and hearts were broken. A country was unified for the first time in months around the most important draft since World War II - the Work Retire Die Remote Employee Draft. That's right, America's most important … Continue reading The Work from Home Employee Draft

Leaving A Zoom Happy Hour is Impossible

During these uncertain times, it can be really hard to stay in touch with friends. It should have been a blessing. Unfortunately, God decided to invent Zoom and now we can't get a moment of peace. Now, I feel like my social calendar is way more crowded than it ever was. It makes me sick. … Continue reading Leaving A Zoom Happy Hour is Impossible

Quarantine Vibes Playlist

Editor's Note: Recurring guest blogger Jag Mehoff returns with a playlist guaranteed to get you through quarantine. Go follow the WRD Spotify for playlists that basically all end in 'Vibes' but are still good. Email us at workretiredie@gmail.com if you're interested in guest blogging. Quarantine Vibes playlist First off (not to sound like every single … Continue reading Quarantine Vibes Playlist

Power Ranking the Only 7 Shirts My Little Brother Packed for Quarantine

I am currently quarantined at my parents house in New Jersey with 8 other people (this is a story for another blog.) One of those people is my little brother, who is 19 and home from his freshman year of college. While it's definitely sad that his college experience was cut short, the sadder part … Continue reading Power Ranking the Only 7 Shirts My Little Brother Packed for Quarantine

Quarantining by Yourself – How to Not Lose Your Goddam Mind

*Editor’s Note – Our latest guest blogger, Real Talk, is currently quarantined by himself in New York City and is definitely not losing his mind. Also – WE WANT TO HEAR YOUR QUARANTINE STORIES. If you’re interested in guest blogging, email us at workretiredie@gmail.com with an idea of a full blog and we’ll probably post since we … Continue reading Quarantining by Yourself – How to Not Lose Your Goddam Mind

How Quarantining with My Boyfriend Has Changed the Relationship

*Editor's Note - Our latest guest blogger, Jewish American Linzess, is currently quarantined by her boyfriend and his entire family. Here are her thoughts on inserting herself in their lives for the forseeable future. Also - WE WANT TO HEAR YOUR QUARANTINE STORIES. If you're interested in guest blogging, email us at workretiredie@gmail.com with an … Continue reading How Quarantining with My Boyfriend Has Changed the Relationship