A lot has changed in 2020 thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, especially for the fortunate who have the ability to work from home. This post explores a first-world problem that's a matter of "counting one's blessings" rather … [Read more...] about Work Life Balance In a Time of COVID-19
Cubicle Job Survival
Ever wonder how to become a career superstar? These articles give you all the advice you'll ever need. If you've ever watched "Office Space" or "The Office", there's a lot of relatable anecdotes explored. Read about how getting laid off can be a blessing in disguise, how to get bigger and better raises, and basic cubicle life survival tips.
Let's all fight for justice and work together to solve massive inequalities in our world. We can't afford to be passively supportive, and clearly, the "old ways" of operating in our society aren't working. We need everyone to … [Read more...] about Top Digital Skills You Can Learn from Home
I've got a new boss and it's not working out the way I'd hoped. This post tackles a serious career future indecision as early retirement lurks just around the corner. After several years of working for incredible humans, you … [Read more...] about Middle Manager Seeks Help with Career Indecision
The weekend. We look forward to these two days of recurring freedom more than just about anything else. We've worked a long week and earned two days to recover. After some well-deserved R&R, Sunday evening rolls around … [Read more...] about What Are the Monday Scaries (and How to Avoid Them!)
Early Retirement Blogger Transparency: On occasion, I scrounge five minutes from life to read other blogs. It's not easy to keep up with the blogging Joneses, not when you work full time and have a family to pay attention … [Read more...] about Cubicle Blogger Transparency (Cubert’s Story)
Of course, it doesn't have to be crazy at work, right people?!? Although the last three or four weeks have been nothing short of crazy for this part-time blogger and full-time corporate animal. The wages of promotions are … [Read more...] about It Doesn’t Have to Be Crazy at Work
Bad bosses are a part of life. It's almost a prerequisite for existence in today's society, where holding a job is pretty much required, and for a decent part of one's life. Countless bosses who bully are lurking among us. … [Read more...] about How to Avoid Having an Asshole Boss
And so, it happened. Finally. Got a promotion. Yippee!! I am stoked. It feels good to be appreciated and acknowledged for all the hard work and persistence. Ironically, I fear that getting promoted complicates my early … [Read more...] about Getting Promoted Complicates Retirement Plans
I sense a theme emerging of late: Cubert going off the deep end, pontificating on workforce rah-rah crap. Cool! Buckle in for another one of those, cuz today I'm writing up some meaty two-sentence paragraphs on how to be your … [Read more...] about The Many Unheralded Benefits of Being Your Own Boss
Simon Sinek. The one guy who might convince you to keep your day job and tuck away those grand notions of early retirement. You may have heard of Mr. Sinek, especially if you've seen his YouTube talk about the problems with … [Read more...] about Simon Sinek and Millennials in the Workplace
Never one to leave a stone unturned, this article explores the notion of work as a viable place to make good friends and lasting relationships (i.e., the "work tribe"). Sure, early retirement is a worthy goal and a perfectly … [Read more...] about How to Create a Healthy Work Environment
One year left of this cubicle life. This is the time when all of those crazy questions start to pop up. "What the hell am I doing?" or, "This is crazy. I can't afford to lose my paycheck!" or, "I'll be bored out of my skull! … [Read more...] about How to Get the Courage to Quit Your Job
Special treat today, readers! Taylor Landis of Skutchi Designs has the mic. Get this: Skutchi is a designer of office cubicles. Zoinks! Talk about letting the fox into the hen-house... Don't worry, we're not trying to sell … [Read more...] about Millennial Job Survival Tactics: Embrace the Cubicle
Monday rolls around, and you're still at home, feeling like hell, and wanting to be in the office. Did you find a job you love? Must have. With that curious notion in mind, let's ask the burning question, why is it important … [Read more...] about Why Is It Important to Love Your Job?
About seven years into my career, having just turned 29, I got canned. This was well over a decade ago, my millennial friends. I didn't believe it at the time, but looking back, getting canned was a blessing in disguise. … [Read more...] about I Got Laid off Without Warning: A Blessing in Disguise?
Before we dive into the many virtues of the Eisenhower Box, let's give credit to its namesake. Dwight D. Eisenhower was a World War II U.S. General and Supreme Leader of the European Theater... You know, D-Day? Later, he … [Read more...] about Eisenhower Box: An Incredibly Simple Method for Decision Making
While Cubert and his family spend a little vacation time in the Desert Southwest, his mighty friends have offered to step-in with some excellent content. Today, I'm excited to have my Minneapolis friend, Adam, from Crispy … [Read more...] about Let the Robots Have Our Crappy Jobs
Growing up, we all learn over our formative years how to be agreeable. We fight it as toddlers, mastering the word "No" while we test our boundaries. But by the team we've reached our cubicle destination, we've forgotten the … [Read more...] about How to Say No: Redefine Your Work-Life Balance
This post contains affiliate links Are you ready to share your personal finance story with the world? Good! Let's talk about how to start a money blog. First off, you should know that I enjoy writing. Over time, blogging … [Read more...] about How to Start Your Very Own Cubicle Blog
I don't know about you, but there are a thousand places I'd rather be than sitting in a cubicle all day, staring at a computer screen. It sucks the life out of you. If you'd like to learn a few things about how to survive an … [Read more...] about How to Survive Your Cubicle Job