The Sacrifices We Make for Work

I recently have become increasingly aware of a practice I find somewhat disturbing: specifically the practice of parents routinely allowing babies to cry alone until they fall asleep. While it strikes me as barbaric, it has been described to me as necessary for anyone in the given household to get any sleep. In many homes…

Work and “Time Poverty”

Last August we discussed a Gallup Poll that determined the obvious: we work more than we’re technically “supposed” to work. The study found based on a summary of the 2013-2014 numbers that Americans are more likely to work an average of forty-seven hours a week instead of the forty hours that is more commonly associated…

The Decline of the “Company Man”

A few months back a Reddit Thread had this headline: Workplace Loyalty is Declining: 69% of Employees Say Looking for New Opportunities is Part of their ‘Regular Routine’ which in turns links to this which links you to a Forbes article about job hopping which takes it’s data from a FastCompany article on “the four-year…

What I’m Really Thinking: The Slacker

Given my penchant for slacking and how I often self-identify as a slacker you might think that I hate this article recently published at The Guardian. You might be guessing that I’m going to criticize or mock it given my low tolerance for people with a “good” work ethic. But rather than commenting on this…

One Step Ahead [Slacker Movie Review]

Given my penchant for slacking I thought it was only appropriate to finally getting around to watching Richard Linklater’s cult classic, Slacker. I wasn’t sure what to expect as I had only heard some details. I only really knew that it was more vignette based and that there wasn’t a singular plot that the movie…