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 millennials in the workplace. His TED talks are ubiquitous. His books are best sellers. For those of us armchair psychology nerds, interested in the … [Read more...] about Simon Sinek on Problems with Millennials in the Workplace
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.
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., workplace tribes). Sure, early retirement is a worthy goal and a perfectly sane course for many people. But not all of us have the option to pull-up stakes tomorrow and leave our cubicle situation behind. We already know that … [Read more...] about Building Workplace Tribes to Make Work Fun Again
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! Gotta stay sharp. Gotta stay working!" Clearly, for me at least, summoning the courage to quit my cubicle job is no cakewalk. Anecdotal evidence points … [Read more...] about How to Summon 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 you guys new cubes or anything (this is NOT a sponsored post!) But I figured it'd be a royal hoot to hear from a cubicle marketing rep who has a different … [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 to love your job? And what will you miss about your job when you retire? Inspiration for this post is a book I'm reading: This is the Year I Put My … [Read more...] about Why Is It Important to Love Your Job?