2 Cheers for Reluctant Managers

One of the “best” things at my job is that it’s clear that by and large the managers there don’t want to be managers. One reason for that may have to do with the splintering of different managers. There’s shift leads, assistant managers and then the store manager. The shift lead that I usually work…

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…

Is Hard Work Valuable?

Today I did nearly an hour of labor. I cut some trees, picked up rocks and put them around a planting area and generally walked around a bunch during this. So ya know, classic laborious activity. But after I was done I had a mixed feeling of (mostly) exhaustion and…pride? To give some context though…