When remote workers get sick
Steven Kurutz, writing in the New York Times: Working from home may sound relaxing, but the “working” part of that phrase underscores the expectations that accompany it: being available to check and respond to email, hop on a conference call and generally be productive, even if you feel lousy. Last week, a colleague caught a nasty…
Me and Mister Rogers
There’s not much I can say about Fred Rogers himself that others haven’t written more eloquently. But it’s true what they say: his real-life personality was very similar to the one he projected for the TV audience.
Thoughts on Apple’s fired engineer
I doubt that the vlogger aimed to sacrifice her father’s job to boost her YouTube subscriber count. But that’s what happened.
Confessions of a McDonald’s employee
Soon after my sixteenth birthday, I took a job at a McDonald’s restaurant near my house. All that summer, I grilled quarter pounders and wrapped Big Macs at the Golden Arches. And… I saw things, man. Bad things.
Eighteen months on a treadmill desk
Here are some observations and recommendations from my eighteen months “on the tread.”
Yesterday, my work colleagues and I trekked to downtown Seattle for a team-building exercise called “Puzzle Break.” After arriving at street level, we were led down a long-unused car ramp and into a dimly-lit conference space. An enthusiastic staff member then prebriefed us on the experience to come. We would be locked in a room…