Tag Archives: work

Quote Du Jour

Blowhard, Esq. writes: INTERVIEWER What were the kinds of work you were doing to earn that “little money now and then”? FAULKNER Whatever came up. I could do a little of almost anything—run boats, paint houses, fly airplanes. I never needed … Continue reading

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“Creepiness” Du Jour

Paleo Retiree writes: Am I reading this right: No more flirting at work?

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Why “Follow Your Passion” is Bad Career Advice

Blowhard, Esq. writes: In his 2005 Stanford commencement address, Steve Jobs said, “You’ve got to find what you love…. [T]he only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking, … Continue reading

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Vacation, all I ever wanted…

Brundle Guy writes: First of all, I must apologize. When I was asked to join this ragtag group of misfits and ne’er-do-wells I was frothing at the mouth to get some posts going, make a bunch of comments, start a few … Continue reading

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No Resumes Allowed!

Sir Barken Hyena writes: Media company IGN has a novel hiring practice: they take candidates without looking their resumes at all. This is the second year in a row that they’ve done this. “The average age someone learns to code is … Continue reading

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