It was only a matter of time. COVID seems to ramping up the stress level all around and I’m starting to see that translating into … snippiness … at work. Not on my team, mercifully. But in close proximity and … Continue reading COVID Stress Overload: Breathe and Respond Instead of Reacting
We’ve heard a lot lately about how America is finally learning who’s really essential now that we’re deep in a real crisis. I even chipped in. But are we treating our essential workers with the care and respect we should … Continue reading If nurses are essential why are they being treated this way?
NOTE: I penned this a few months ago but never posted it. I’m now in deep enough to see some of the warts, and COVID certainly does northing to make you feel secure. But I was right. And that feels … Continue reading Watching the Wheels
It’s inevitable that we all want to get back to normal. But when we do, it won’t be “back.” It’s going to be a very different normal. But… We keep hearing this phrase: “the new normal.” I suspect the people … Continue reading What Is the “New Normal,” Anyway?
Had a rough start to my day. Has anyone else had a similar experience on the RTD? Continue reading “Denver RTD: is this how you treat disabled passengers?”
I had a theory. Call it the big bag theory, if you must. Continue reading “Will somebody please make the Sheldon Cooper bag?”
We have met the enemy and he is us. Continue reading “Jobs, Zuckerberg, Bezos: what do our titans of tech say about us?”
8chan is a cesspool. So is your office. Continue reading “America’s open letter to Cloudflare CEO Matthew Prince: fuck you”
My journey from dead-end Cluelessness to the pursuit of happiness… Continue reading “I’m a Loser, and I’m okay with it”
Is it possible that corporations are getting a bum rap? Continue reading “Corporations are going to save the world”
Job hunting is hard, and a lot harder once you hit 50. It’s important to keep your head up and stay focused on your value, but only hiring companies can actually do something about the very real problem of ageism. Continue reading “Happy freaking birthday, geezer: job hunting and ageism”
[UPDATED] All the estimates you’re seeing on the cost of Das Trumpenwand are leaving something out. Something important. And really, really expensive. Continue reading “Trump’s Wall vs the Berlin Wall: how much would it really cost? (Hint: more than you think)”
In the pilot episode of Beer & Burritos, Brian, Sam and Andrew talk about the “ghosting” phenomenon companies are dealing with and discuss how much sympathy we have for recruiters. And other stuff. Continue reading “Beer & Burritos #1: ghosting, recruiters, IPAs and chicken tastes like cardboard”
There’s a new social network in town, and at a glance it seems worth a try. Continue reading “MeWe: Like Facebook, but with privacy and no ads?”
“Nobody wants to live in Dogpatch.” Continue reading “Why Tulsa’s bid to attract the “creative class” is doomed”
I gots dem low-down, don’t know de answer, interviewing for a job blues. Continue reading “Dear HR: why do interviews have to be such right word, wrong word, buzzword bingo mysteries?”
A prospective job applicant’s first encounter with your brand may be a hateful, poorly designed, time-wasting ordeal. How many times a day do they just say no thanks? Continue reading “Dear HR: your recruiting and applicant tracking systems are chasing away talent”
It isn’t just the fake God & Country crowd that’s pissed. And they shouldn’t be the only ones raising hell. Continue reading “Sick of the NFL’s racist behavior? Here are 7 things you can do.”
How happy and energized are you after working 15+ hours/day several months in a row? Continue reading “Labor Day 2018: Jeff Bezos wants you to STFU about work/life balance!”
CTV is a giant leap ahead as we search for better ways of doing things that are bad for us. I’m doing a little project on Connected TV. CTV – aka Smart TV – is basically a TV/computer hybrid, a category of Internet-connected … Continue reading Connected TV: there’s good news and bad news
Automation is getting worse for workers, and the emotional strain is already evident.
I’ve noticed something. When I take a Lyft (I never take Uber, although I imagine the same is true for them), I’m rarely in the car more than a minute before the driver subtly makes it known that he/she has a real job (ie, white collar – today it was a real estate guy) and just does the rideshare thing on the side.
It doesn’t happen 100% of the time, but it probably does happen 90% of the time. Continue reading “Lyft, Uber: the shame of lesser work (and get ready for the automation of white collar jobs)”