at least leave your door unlocked

2

Sam and Dean had been sitting in their cell for a good 15 minutes when the cops finally brought you into the back and put you in the cell on the opposite wall.

The officer shoved you inside a little roughly and you simply smiled to yourself. There was no way they were going to find out who any of you were.

“Cuffs,” he demanded after he locked the old cell door.

You spun around and slid your cuffed hands through the open narrow slot and he began to unlock them. He had them halfway off when you laughed.

“What’s so funny?” he growled, stopping in the process of removing the handcuffs.

Dean could sense that you were about to say something you probably shouldn’t. He watched helplessly from across the room. “Y/N, Don’t–” 

“You sure you don’t want to leave these on?” you asked the police officer. “Make it at least a little bit of a challenge to break out of here?”

The officer’s jaw clenched and he glared back at you as you smirked at him. In another instant he snapped your cuffs shut again and tightened them down on your wrists, hard. The metal biting into your skin. 

You sucked in a hiss of a breath and laughed again. “Good choice,” you muttered. The cop was staring at you in dislike. 

“You ever heard the expression, ‘Don’t bite the hand that feeds you,’” the cop said. “You might want to follow that advice. Because I literally feed you. And I have the keys. And I can make things reeeeal hard on you, sweetheart.”

You leaned forward so your face was nearly against the bars of the cell. “You ever heard the expression ‘Go fu–’”

“Y/N!” Sam shouted at you from across the room. “Enough!” 

Dean only sighed gruffly and rubbed a hand over his face, wondering how much more difficult you had just made things on all of you.

anonymous asked:

Hi Carly , do you have any advice on handling your first post grad job?? I am so nervous! Thanks.

1. First in, last out. I made it a habit to be the first one in the office (literally unlocking the doors, turning the lights on, putting the coffee pot on, etc.) and being the last one out. At the very least, I’d leave with my manager. There’s a lot of research behind having face time with your coworkers and this is a solid way to do it. Plus you look committed. Even if you work in a large office, being the first one from your team to arrive ensures that you get to greet everyone who walks in!

2. Your actions become your reputation. Similar to the first tip, what you do becomes what you’re known for. Good or bad. I made the mistake of not shutting off. I’d answer emails whenever because I never set boundaries. I’d answer the email, pick up the phone, put out the fire even if it was 8am on a Sunday. I became known for that so when there was a problem, I was always the first call. Not good for my work/life balance. Will you be early or late? Will you be friendly to everyone or a gossip? Will you dress appropriately or skip washing your hair for three days? Will you finish assignments on time or will you miss deadlines?

3. Nothing is “beneath” you. This was probably the biggest mistake I saw made at my old office. (There was one girl who didn’t think she should have to print labels for water bottles and it was so bad we nicknamed the event “watergate.” It may or may not have been a bigger deal than the actual Watergate scandal.) If someone asks you to take out the trash, do it. If someone asks you to grab a coffee, do it. If someone asks you to shred paperwork, do it. It doesn’t matter if you graduated from an ivy league with a 4.0. You’re establishing yourself at your first job.

** I do think there’s a difference between being a team player and being taken advantage of by a higher up. Use your best judgement. 

4. Try to figure out questions on your own. At a new job, especially a first one, there will be a lot of stuff you don’t know. Between figuring out your role, learning new procedures, and navigating company culture, there WILL be questions. But try your best to figure out the answers on your own. That way when you have a real question that can’t easily be answered, it won’t be a crying wolf scenario! This is such an important way to establish competency. 

5. Find a buddy. Find someone at your company who’s around your age and experience level. She’ll be your coffee break buddy. Your lunch buddy. Your sounding board buddy. Your “shit I forgot a tampon” buddy. Especially when the going gets rough, it’s nice to know that you have someone on your side that you can talk to.

6. Cry outside. Speaking of which… if you do have to cry, excuse yourself. Take five minutes to get fresh air and GET OUT of the office. Sit in your car, walk around the block. Do what you have to do to compose yourself.

7. Don’t gossip. This is a no-brainer. Offices are notorious for rumors and you don’t want to contribute to any of that!