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Working the Planet to Death

Working the Planet to Death

I recently went to a discussion with an intriguing topic – the intersection between workers’ rights and climate change. On the face of it, there doesn’t seem to be much of a connection. But dig a little deeper and it starts to make sense. Climate change is happening because we’re consuming too many resources – … Read More

Working Nine to Five: Is It the Only Way?

Working Nine to Five: Is It the Only Way?

I’m sure there are people who are happy working nine to five (or similar hours), but I’ve met very few of them. All too often, working 8+ hours a day seems to make us tired, stressed and irritable. But why? I don’t think long hours themselves are explicitly the problem. Many people who are starting … Read More

Should You Follow Your Dreams or Be Realistic?

Should You Follow Your Dreams or Be Realistic?

When, as kids, we tell the adults in our lives what we want to be, their responses tend to be predictable. If we want to do something artistic, creative or entrepreneurial, then our aspirations may be called unrealistic. More tactful adults might say, “That’s nice, but you need a plan B in case it doesn’t … Read More

Why It’s OK Not To Want A Job (And What To Do About It!)

Why It’s OK Not To Want A Job (And What To Do About It!)

I don’t want a job and never have. Often, I’m uncomfortable talking about it because there’s a lot of stigma attached. Not having a job is associated with living on benefits (welfare) and ‘scrounging off hardworking taxpayers’. Needless to say, that’s not what I aspire to, though I don’t intend to disparage those who do … Read More