Work

I Had the “Least Meaningful Job in America”—and I Loved It
July 23, 2015

Working as a parking lot attendant helped me become a better person.

The Debaucherous Secrets of the Goldman Sachs Elevator Are Better Left to Twitter
July 10, 2015

A banker’s lifestyle memoir ignores the frustrations of the modern workplace.

Robots Might Save the Humanities
July 06, 2015

After all, what will we do with our time? How will we live lives of meaningful leisure?

If You Want to See What Revolutionary Workplace Policies Really Look Like, Watch '9 to 5'
May 13, 2015

It's embarassing to fixate on a film that features a sequence with animated rabbits. It's more emabarassing that it's still relevant. 

Wanted: Personal Assistant. Ivy League Degree Required.
April 07, 2015

A distinction needs to be made between the jobs that exploit and the ones that just disappoint.

In Praise of Meaningless Work
March 02, 2015

Mindfulness mantras are the latest tool of corporate control. 

Obama's Immigration Plan Is a Game Changer for Undocumented Construction Workers
December 07, 2014

Latino workers are far more likely to be injured on the job.

“Innocent, Gullible, and Blinded by Illusions”: Balzac on the Misery of Interns in 1841
October 03, 2014

Internships in 1841 were even worse than internships in 2014. 

Watch: Here's What It's Really Like for a Transgender Person to Transition
September 29, 2014

A transgender woman discusses the challenges she faced while transitioning, both in the workplace and in her own home. 

Gender Quotas Worked in Norway. Why Not Here?
September 05, 2014

Turns out, American culture may be hindering gender equality.

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