Podcast: Mo’ Money, Mo’ Busywork
Have you ever gotten a pay raise and then, looking back, sort of wished you hadn't? It's become a surprisingly common phenomenon as employees have found hidden strings attached to […]
Podcast: Artificial Work Meets Artificial Intelligence
With all the fanfare about artificial intelligence these past few months, listeners have asked us: “Will ChatGPT put an end to busywork?” Like all self-appointed experts, we took the question […]
The Busyness Paradox Hosts In The Same Place!?
The hosts of your favorite podcast were in the same place for a few days. We took advantage of the time to record an episode or two. Paul came down […]
Podcast: Who’s The Real Time Thief?
It’s that time of year when endless news reports about March Madness-related “time theft” bubble up to the surface (get it? like teams on the bubble? anyone?) They all bemoan […]
Podcast: When Working Hard Looks Like Hardly Working
Join us as we pat ourselves on the back for reaching the fabled 52-episode milestone. Because 52 is way more exciting than 50. Not because we had already passed 50 […]
Who’s The Real Time Thief?
It’s that time of year when stories like this one about March Madness-related “time theft” bubble up to the surface (get it? like teams on the bubble? anyone?) They all […]
Podcast: Excessively Lean: When a Lack of Slack Bites You in the Back
We all know the story. After worshipping at the altar of “lean” for decades, we spent two years wondering where all the toilet paper and pickup trucks went. Covid reminded […]
Podcast: Unions, Strikes, and Your Rights with Dan Gilmore
If you're like us, you grew up being told that American labor unions were a fading relic of the past. After a string of successful organizing drives and a stunning […]
Podcast: Repressing Workers With Busywork
Back in March 2020, millions of workers around the world abruptly learned that their jobs didn't always require their presence at a specific desk in a specific building at a […]
Podcast: Let’s Get Down(sized)!
“Everyone’s got a plan until they get punched in the mouth.” So says Mike Tyson, and so it is with layoffs. No one starts a new job expecting it to […]