Welcome to, the destination for all your workplace issues. As a thought leader, I tackle topics such as diversity and inclusion, employee well-being, and putting an end to toxic work cultures. This blog features content from the Punk Rock HR Podcast, the “Betting On You” book, and the upcoming “Corporate Drinker” book and show.

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Art is Currency

Years ago, I dated a boy whose mom had a part-time job working for an artist. She didn’t earn money. She received art. When I challenged this boy on his family’s wealth, he tried to tell me that his family wasn’t affluent. I rolled my eyes. When you earn art for a paycheck, you don’t…

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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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