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Life is Clickbait

Sometimes people complain that my blog has clickbait on it. “You roped me in under X and then told me about Y.” Smart bloggers who monetize their online presence know that they have to sell ideas, products and services through their websites. I could load my blog up with display ads or pop-up advertising. I…

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New OT Rules

Everybody is freaking out about (proposed) new overtime rules in America. Here are some of the insincere objections to the rules I’ve seen from pro-business websites. Workers Might Lose Money in the Long Run Yes, companies who previously paid people $23,000/year and called them managers — and worked them 50+ hours each week without overtime…

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Work-Life Balance Advice

I’ve spent the month of July curating posts at The Hiring Site about work-life balance. I’m proud of the team’s work over there. There are excellent pieces on unlimited PTO, giving up technology for a weekend, and paternity leave. You should go check it out. But reading about work-life balance never saved anybody’s sanity. The…

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Great Interview Questions

Lots of traffic to my blog based on Google searches related to interview questions. I’m not a big fan of pre-planned interview questions. Ask a boring question, get a boring answer. I like reliable and valid interview processes, but asking someone to list their “biggest weaknesses” will not predict success. So if you’re going to…

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Fuck Salad

I’m a vegetarian and people always offer me a salad. You know what? Fuck salad. Lettuce is barely a green. Why don’t you offer me a saggy strip of wallpaper from your guest bathroom? That would be more delicious. Also, do you know the markup on lettuce? It’s picked and packaged by undocumented and underpaid…

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