Why earning a living is “velvet oppression”

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 so good-feeling alternatives pale in comparison. You hear it all the time: "I hate this … Continue reading Why earning a living is “velvet oppression”

How limits squash freedom squash choices

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 she can work. She has enough demand to justify starting her own agency. Create jobs … Continue reading How limits squash freedom squash choices

Why people want to work not job

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 bad manager, the tyrant, the dick. We say people are the same. Yes, we're unique. … Continue reading Why people want to work not job

More jobs please

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, just three years ago parking structures were once staffed by at least one person per … Continue reading More jobs please