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 […]
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 […]
Podcast: Striking Back: Protecting Your Paycheck When Your Job Goes Off The Rails
Almost three years in, we think it's safe to conclude that history will view the 2020's as "an interesting time to be alive." But a silver lining of these turbulent times has been the widespread rethinking about how work should "work." The resulting push toward previously-unthinkable levels of flexibility, empowerment and compensation has met with some friction, however. The resulting labor unrest, strikes, and (our favorite) the paradoxical threat of widespread layoffs amid historic staff shortages, has made a lot of us understandably anxious about our current and future jobs. In this episode, we discuss strategies for keeping your career and your sanity from going off the rails.
Podcast: The Quiet Quitting Quagmire
By now you've probably heard about "quiet quitting," the latest workplace trend to blow the minds of journalists and social media posters alike. This stunning act of rebellion involves employees doing the work they are paid to do. Seriously. That's what quiet quitting is. It's neither quiet nor quitting, but it's a movement nonetheless.
Podcast: People Don’t Want to Work (for you) Anymore!
We’ve all seen the signs and memes. We’ve heard the cranky scorn from talking heads, business owners, politicians and old men yelling at clouds. No one (except them) wants to […]
Podcast: Charlotte Lockhart and the 4-Day Week
You asked us to talk more about four-day work weeks, we did you one better. Join us for a discussion with Charlotte Lockhart, founder and managing director of the 4 […]