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[buzzsprout episode='11181784' player='true'] Key topics: ✔️ ICYMI news, 8/22 - 8/26. ✔️ "Apple employees claim they’re doing ‘exceptional work’ remotely as Tim Cook orders them back. They’re probably wrong."   WOW.  Ignore the RTO fluff pieces / WFH hit pieces at your own risk, IMO. ✔️ Most recent homebuyers...

You know, like an emergency surgeon who must be on-call in case s/he needs to drive to the ER for an emergency surgery at 2am. Or a soldier who needs to be prepared for a mission at any and all times and must remain at...

[buzzsprout episode='11166348' player='true'] "The idea that 'work sucks' is everywhere. It’s been the subject of ancient philosophers, world leaders, your colleagues and even pop culture. Comedian George Carlin once quipped, 'Oh, you hate your job? Why didn’t you say so? There’s a support group for that....

-https://nypost.com/2022/08/21/can-i-discipline-my-employees-who-are-quietly-quitting/ Completely by coincidence and I'm sure in no way related, we also find this: -https://www.benzinga.com/amp/content/28569824 In the Benzinga report, we read: "Meta Platforms Inc., formerly known as Facebook, in June told its employees that it planned to not only reduce its hiring target, but it was going to...

Oh, I told you so . . . -https://fortune.com/2022/08/18/bosses-monitoring-remote-workers-digital-productivity/   On August 16th, I published "PRODUCTIVITY METRICS 😆 NAW, SURVEILLANCE," which you can find here: https://causeyconsultingllc.com/2022/08/16/productivity-metrics-%f0%9f%98%86-naw-surveillance/ Two days later, Fortune decided to say, well, basically the SAME THING. From the Fortune article: "No longer able to crane their necks around the...

Unfortunately, it seems to me that the working class will shoulder “the blame” no matter what. At some point, the fat cats will probably also come back to us, hat in hand, and ask for a bailout of some kind. Will it be crypto, Wall...

[buzzsprout episode='11144066' player='true'] Key topics: ✔️ ICYMI news, 8/15 - 8/19. ✔️ Jamie Dimon's desire to see everyone back in the Cube Farm this fall may come true. ✔️ Another real estate mansplainer tried to tell me that there is just noooooo way we could ever have a repeat...

- https://www.dailydot.com/debug/oracle-worker-laid-off-calendar-invite/ From the same article above: "While the job market is reportedly in a strong place due to the mass resignations that began during the pandemic, there is one industry being majorly affected by the potential recession: the tech industry. According to Crunchbase News, over 34,000...

[buzzsprout episode='11135311' player='true'] Agriculture is never an easy line of work. As JFK noted, "The farmer is the only man in our economy who buys everything at retail, sells everything at wholesale, and pays the freight both ways." Farmers are expected to do more than that...