Work

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Wednesday, Mar 20, 2019

How to Quit Your Job in 837 Easy Steps

I found myself Googling whether to leave my job — while leading PR at Google.

Tuesday, Mar 12, 2019

See How Your Salary Compares

Over 1,000 companies, including Amazon, JPMorgan and Walmart, have disclosed how they compensate workers. Find out where your pay stands.

Monday, Mar 4, 2019

Workism Is Making Americans Miserable

For the college-educated elite, work has morphed into a religious identity—promising identity, transcendence, and community, but failing to deliver.

Wednesday, Feb 27, 2019

Four-day week: trial finds lower stress and increased productivity

Study of pilot at New Zealand firm finds staff were happier and 20% more productive.

Monday, Feb 25, 2019

What company environment has enabled your best work?

Interested in specifics around team dynamics, communication, learning, decision making, physical layout, etc.

Tuesday, Feb 5, 2019

Why Are Young People Pretending to Love Work?

I saw the greatest minds of my generation log 18-hour days — and then boast about #hustle on Instagram. When did performative workaholism become a lifestyle?

Monday, Jan 28, 2019

How Companies Secretly Boost Their Glassdoor Ratings

Employers flood the ranking site with 5-star postings requested from enthusiastic staffers, leading to unusual spikes, a WSJ investigation found.

Friday, Jan 25, 2019

The Great Divide in How Americans Commute to Work

We are cleaving into two nations—one where daily life revolves around the car, and the other where the car is receding in favor of walking, biking, and transit.

Tuesday, Jan 22, 2019

How did you escape your safe 9-5 job?

How did you escape your meaningless 9-5 job to work full time on what you wanted to work on? Did you have a strategy or was it a leap of faith? Did you regret it later on? Are you happy with the decision you made? Where do you think you would be today if you had decided to stay in that job?

Friday, Jan 11, 2019

The Cold, Hard Truth: You're Overwhelmed Because You Want to Be

Examining how we talk about our lives by looking at things like holiday letters, Burnett concludes that busyness has actually become a sign of status. We bitch about how busy we are, in other words, to assert our importance.

Thursday, Jan 10, 2019

Unpacking the Millennial Work Ethic

It’s fairly common to say that that much of the anger and resentment felt by this group of twenty-to-thirty-somethings is because what was implicitly promised has been placed beyond their grasp by a volatile labor market in the throes of apparently permanent and traumatic change. The world they were promised, in short, is now impossible. The skills they have attained are useless. The goalposts never stop moving.

Friday, Jan 4, 2019

New Office Hours Aim for Well Rested, More Productive Workers

A growing number of businesses are encouraging their employees to work when their bodies are most awake.

Tuesday, Jan 1, 2019

Burnout, stress lead more companies to try a four-day work week

It sounds too good to be true, but companies around the world that have cut their work week have found that it leads to higher productivity, more motivated staff and less burnout.

Wednesday, Dec 26, 2018

Stanford professor: “The workplace is killing people and nobody cares”

From the disappearance of good health insurance to the psychological effects of long hours, the modern workplace is taking its toll on all of us.

Monday, Dec 24, 2018

How to Make a Living on the Internet

And exactly how much you can expect to earn per follower, subscriber, or sponsored post.

Wednesday, Dec 19, 2018

Is It Possible to Have a Company with No Office Politics?

It really comes down to a matter of defining office politics, for better or for worse, and then seeing if they must exist within a company. And, if they must, is that okay? Or must it be an ipso facto problem?

Monday, Dec 17, 2018

'Must be willing to work under pressure' is a warning sign

As a programmer looking for a job, you need to be on the lookout for badly managed companies. Whether it’s malicious exploitation or just plain incompetence, the less time you waste applying for these jobs, the better. Some warning signs are subtle, but not all. One of the most blatant is a simple phrase: “must be willing to work under pressure.”

Thursday, Dec 13, 2018

7 ideas about finding the work you were meant to do

You don’t “find your calling,” you fight for it — and other lessons from people who found their passion (sometimes late in life).

Wednesday, Dec 12, 2018

Why you need both rituals and routines to power your workday

According to research, up to 40% of our daily actions are powered by habits—the unconscious actions and routines we’ve developed over time.

Friday, Dec 7, 2018

Fighting the “loneliness epidemic” at work: Dan Schawbel on creating real connections in the Age of Isolation

In this interview, we spoke with Dan about the real threat of workplace isolation, the way technology increasingly keeps us apart, and how leaders of the future can shift their approach from managing workers to managing people.

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