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…

Work: A Play on Your Passion

I’ve linked to Miya Tokumitsu’s piece In the Name of Love that was featured on Jacobin, as well commenting on the issue of “do what you love” myself (see here and here). More recently Tokumitsu has published another excerpt from her book called Do What You Love: And Other Lies About Success and Happiness titled,…

Being Precarious and Anti-Work

For the past few years I’ve been in and out of a few different jobs. They were all part-time and I hated pretty much all of them. They never gave me much joy besides some of the cool people I was lucky enough to meet. Of course there were also assholes and asshole management and…

Is There Shame in Not Working?

Reading, “The Right Not to Work: Power and Disability” I was struck in particular by the notion of shame and not working. Although I may be impaired in some sense because I have aspergers and am thus unable to cope with certain thingsĀ  better, I’m unsure I’d consider myself “disabled” in the sense that this…