Why earning a living is “velvet oppression”

Why earning a living is “velvet oppression”

Mar. 31, 2014 by

You’ve heard the term “Velvet Handcuffs.” It describes a job with benefits so compelling, leaving is a non-choice. Even if you hate the work. Gotta feed the kids, pay that mortgage. Velvet Oppression is similar. It is oppression, but oppression

How limits squash freedom squash choices

How limits squash freedom squash choices

Feb. 17, 2014 by

An IT freelancer – an expert in WordPress – is mildly frustrated with her situation. Her skill is in demand. She’s passionate about the work she does. Yet as a freelancer, her income is limited by the amount of hours

Why people want to work not job

Why people want to work not job

Feb. 6, 2014 by

Work is effort. A job is something else. People today take jobs they would not take if they had a choice. They would still work. But not at that mind-numbing thing. Not that thing forcing them to follow that guy…the

More jobs please

More jobs please

Feb. 3, 2014 by

Two activities consume our time on earth: sleeping and working. There may come a time when sleep is unnecessary. Never say never. As for working, that time is now. Increasing numbers of jobs are disappearing. Technology obsoletes man. In Portland,