A Slacktivus for the Rest of Us!

I got a lot of problems with you people! And now you’re gonna hear about it! If you find [hard work] distracting, like your aluminum poles to replace the burdensome tree, and want to test your might in the feats of [slack], then you’re in luck! Okay…no, not really. I just wanted to rip-off an…

Death to the Graveyard Shift

I: Most of the shifts I’ve worked in retail have been the so-called “graveyard shift”. Also known as the “late night shift” or “third shift”, it’s the time between when the store closes and opens back up. Or it’s between the times when most people are asleep and when they are awake. It’s also usually…

What Leisure is Really For

The Rehtinking the Job Culture Facebook page shared this article by Gary Gutting called, What Work is Really For. Now, there’s a lot going on in this article. Gutting makes some great points about leisure, work and the nature of capitalism. But he also makes some mistakes on all three of these things as well.…

Work Makes Frauds of us All

Some topics are like an itch. Eventually you scratch at them so much they start bleeding and you have to call a doctor. …Okay, so that analogy didn’t work. What I’m trying to say is that when you’re a writer, there are these topics that you keep scratching the surface of. Maybe you make a…

Breaking Smart by Breaking Work

One of my biggest Patrons, Eben, pointed to this series called Breaking Smart which focuses on many different technological, societal and alternative culture issues. It focus on hacker ethics, some consensus based processes, uses anarchism as a positive word once or twice and other great things. Sadly, it’s still not as radical as I want. Even with…

Most Ants Don’t get Antsy

One of my friends is really into ants so I’ll likely get something wrong here and then be corrected. …But that’s not till later! So until then let’s talk about some interesting research done on ants! …new research shows that many ants in a colony seem to specialize in doing nothing at all. To get…

Questions to Ask Yourself about Work-Life Balance

A while back CNN Money had an article about the supposed “death” of the 40-hour work week. Now, the Gallup Poll they mention I’ve already talked about. And most of us here already know that the 40 hours work week is, generally speaking, not actually a thing for a lot of people. There are all…