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Photo by Rhett Wesley on Unsplash I've warned many, many times on this blog and on my podcast: IMO, Corporate America wants you back butt-in-seat in the Digital Panopticon. If you haven't figured that out yet, I dunno what to tell ya. https://www.buzzsprout.com/1125110/10708626 https://www.buzzsprout.com/1125110/10736331 https://causeyconsultingllc.com/2022/03/21/rto-employers-who-dont-care/ And that's just a small...

[buzzsprout episode='11095219' player='true'] On August 5th, the NY Post published, "Malcolm Gladwell slams working from home: ‘What have you reduced your life to?’" The very first line reads, "Author Malcolm Gladwell thinks that remote work is hurting society and that a recession will likely drive employees who...

I have to be honest here: the more we’re told that everyone is fine and things are great, the more nervous I become. Because what consequences do any of these commentators or politicians actually face if they make a “bad judgment call” to the public? Basically nothing.   Read...

[buzzsprout episode='11058329' player='true'] Key topics: ✔️ ICYMI news, 7/31 - 8/5. ✔️ Apparently, August 2nd was the day we were allowed to know that more people are relying on credit cards and debt is crazy-high. But hey: remember when we were constantly told that people are doing great and have plenty in...

On Friday, 7/29, Yahoo Finance published this article, which you can find here: https://finance.yahoo.com/news/recession-economy-chart-explains-july-2022-153839171.html From said article: "U.S. economic output has contracted for the last two quarters, though a new report from economists at Bank of America (BofA) Global Research explains why this back-to-back drop in GDP...

[buzzsprout episode='11034023' player='true'] Last summer, I talked about people like Teddy the Tailgate Negotiator and Ned the Needy.  In this episode, I add a couple of new ones to my Hall of Infamy: Tammy the Tattletale and Blaine the Blame Gamer. Key topics: ✔️ Here's an uncomfortable reality...

Ya know how I've repeatedly said not to wait until you've been "officially" told to think ahead? This is but one reason why. 3 weeks ago: things'r doin' great. 1 day ago: umm, ruh-roh. In trying to click on the actual Reuters article, I received an error that...

Wow. You can find that article in its entirety here: https://theintercept.com/2022/07/29/bank-of-america-worker-conditions-worse/ Does this give anyone else a flashback to the Wayne Pankratz situation about high gas prices and its impact on workers? Allegedly, it was Machiavelli who first observed, "Never waste an opportunity offered by a good...

[buzzsprout episode='11044511' player='true'] In this bonus episode, I want to tackle the question: what do I mean when I say, "There are some people IMO who aren't gonna make it" through whatever economic situation is a'brewing? Key topics: ✔️ Disclaimer here: this is not advice. I cannot tell...

I saw early cracks in the foundation before the general public did because I am in the job market every single day. It is the bellwether I use because I know it so well. And when I saw hiring managers beginning to pull back, become...