Posted on 08/09/2019 at 03:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Most of us have worked a crappy job at some point in our lives. (Please don’t tell us if you’ve managed to dodge that bullet.)

And hopefully most of us have escaped whatever nightmare we found ourselves in, with just a few bad memories to haunt us.

Nonwriters can use those memories as reasons to be grateful for a decent job, or maybe as some form of a lesson.

Writers? Oh, what can’t writers do with those memories of drudgery or drama!

Novelist Jason Allen has some advice in that regard, and no, it’s not to write a hell specifically for your version of the pointy-haired boss.

Allen explains why bad jobs have ultimately improved his writing and character development in an essay on Literary Hub.

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