Category Archives: Work Environment

‘We can’t pay our bills with a mission statement’: Inside Planned Parenthood workers’ push to unionize

 March 29, 2024 ‘We can’t pay our bills with a mission statement’: Inside Planned Parenthood workers’ push to unionize Rushed care and poor working conditions have led to demands for representation. BY Capital & Main This piece was originally published by Capital & Main, which reports from California on economic, political, and social issues. When Grace … Continue reading ‘We can’t pay our bills with a mission statement’: Inside Planned Parenthood workers’ push to unionize

I was bored and tired at work constantly, so I tried this experiment to generate energy

By Zapier February 02, 2024   At my previous job, I was always some combination of tired and bored when it was time to work. If I wasn’t sleeping, I was scrolling through the internet like a thirsty zombie looking for my next dopamine hit. Did I get any work done? Yes, but only with … Continue reading I was bored and tired at work constantly, so I tried this experiment to generate energy

Forget the 4-day workweek. We should be talking about the 5-day, 32-hour week instead

  By Kathleen Davis November 27, 2023 I often think about the Maggie Smith line in Downton Abbey “What is a weekend?” Being a Countess, she didn’t know what a weekend was because she had no workweek. But there was a time in the not so distant past when working Americans also had never heard … Continue reading Forget the 4-day workweek. We should be talking about the 5-day, 32-hour week instead

Grim survey finds workers around the world have a toxic relationship with their jobs

  By Shalene Gupta September 20, 2023 If you work a traditional 9-to-5, you spend at least a quarter of your life at work, if not more. Ideally, these hours should be delightful, at worst tolerable, but that’s not always the case. HP surveyed 15,000 employees in 12 countries and asked them about their relationship … Continue reading Grim survey finds workers around the world have a toxic relationship with their jobs

So you’ve decided to implement a 4-day workweek. Now what?

  By Jared Lindzon In early 2022, business was booming for digital publisher Alpha Brand Media, and staff were struggling to keep up with demand. “We were going through classic growing pains, needing to scale the company’s infrastructure and workflows and processes and policies, and it was quite disruptive,” recalls CEO Jenise Uehara. “It was … Continue reading So you’ve decided to implement a 4-day workweek. Now what?

It can be hard to take a pause from work—here’s how to take a sabbatical

  By Abby Falik November 14, 2022 When was the last time you paused? When was the last time you deliberately created space between waking up and immediately reaching for the phone, or feeling hurt and instantly reacting with anger, or leaving a job and leapfrogging into the next?      If you’re a human … Continue reading It can be hard to take a pause from work—here’s how to take a sabbatical

Beyond burnout: Why are so many people unhappy at work these days?

By Kathleen Davis October 05, 2022 Even before the pandemic ushered in phrases like the Great Resignation and quiet quitting, burnout among the most dedicated employees was an issue. But in the last few years, employees across industries suffered a remarkable decline in morale, and are quitting, retiring, changing jobs or scaling back. Often the … Continue reading Beyond burnout: Why are so many people unhappy at work these days?