Jobs and Hopelessness

Whether it’s just a contributing factor or the main reason, much of the time our jobs can convince us that life is meaningless or that we don’t contribute much. I had a co-worker yesterday who told me that they felt useless even though they hate the job. Our jobs can convince us that we’re useless…

Patreon Update for 8/3/17

Patreon Update(s)/Introduction July was a very troublesome month for me emotionally and so, ironically, in a month where I had very little of my dog sitting left, I produced (slightly) less content than I had in the previous few months. Most of this can be attributed to that lovely phenomenon known as depression. I had…

Workaholism and Mental Health

The topic of mental health and work is no stranger to this site as I’ve discussed it a few times either personally or more generally. A particular phenomenon within work itself however, workaholism, hasn’t really been discussed (surprisingly) and certainly not in any detail when it comes to its correspondence to various mental health issues.…

Oops, I did It Again (I Got a Job)

I’m working at another convenience store. Sadly I’m not making enough money on here or C4SS to live off of (though it’s not bad and I appreciate that money for sure). So I have to take up a 20+ hour part-time job in the meantime until I can figure something else. It’s just to pay…

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…

Slacking as Self-Care

As someone who struggles with depression (and is currently struggling with it, sadly) the phrase “self-care” has been in my lexicon for a while now. When I use the term I am generally referring to the practice of trying to keep my mental state in some sort of consistent state. It can be anything from…

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…

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…

Depression and the Anti-Work Position

I have heard people claim something to the effect of that people who don’t like doing a lot are “just depressed” or people who lack the energy to do stuff are merely suffering from depression. So naturally us slackers, idlers and general loafers are wide open (in a way) to being seen as just people…