We Are The Human Resources!

Unless you work in HR, you probably don’t spend a lot of time thinking about what the Human Resources department actually does.  For most of us, it’s the people who take care of our onboarding and paychecks and who we can go to with issues of discrimination and harassment.  They’re the “human” part of the company – a friend.  …

A Case For Working Overtime

Last fall, changes were made to the FLSAs Overtime Rules, raising the incomes for those considered non-exempt salaried employees.  Basically, unless you make a certain amount, your employer must pay you an hourly wage AND overtime pay for anything over 40 hours a week.  As someone who routinely worked 50-60 hours a week on salary the last few years, the opportunity to now earn overtime has put a new spring in my step.…

A Feeling When You First Get To Work…

I have no doubt that saving money and building assets over the last 2+ years has made work a “smoother” part of my life.  In general I don’t view it as a life sentence anymore – I’ve learned (and personally observed) that becoming at least competent at personal finance opens a lot of doors.

Doing things like reducing debt and building savings reduces the stress of having my livelihood depend upon a job (where the circumstances, expectations, functions, etc.…

Work Is So Last Millenium

In 1930, economist John Maynard Keynes wrote an essay titled “Economic Possibilities For Our Grandchildren”.  While some of us nerds have quite a few opinions about the essay, most people probably think they’ve never heard of it.  And they haven’t…except for the part where we’re all supposed to be working 15 hours a week.

The End of Work (Mostly)

Keynes predicted that as machines and technology improved, the need for human labor would continue to decrease.  …