Patreon Update for 5/4/17

Patreon Update(s)/Introduction April was an interesting but slow(er) month than my usual. Some of that was due to the fact that I had a dog sitting job on one of the weekends (last weekend) where I wanted to write my Fight Club article. But instead I decided to watch the new Netflix series Dear White…

Patreon Update for 3/4/17

Patreon Update(s)/Introduction¬† Another month has flown by and it was quite a varied month! I wrote an article on an anti-work movie, one on anti-work critiques, ideas about automation and I had my usual article talking¬†about the universal basic income. I covered a swath of topics (which isn’t to say these topics haven’t been done…

Competent Slacking Requires Incompetent Work

One of my fondest memories of working at Kohl’s was when I purposefully went slow on a particular night. We were doing the usual drudgery of taking clothes off a container and putting them in them in the appropriate place. This was fairly mindless, uninteresting, repetitive and frankly, insulting work that I generally disliked. It…

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…