NY Times: Why Are Young People Pretending to Love Work?

I’m glad I’m not the only one that finds the in-your-face “follow your passion… till you drop” sloganeering in these shared desk facilities somewhat oppressive.

Office Space is mentioned in this article–a movie that shaped my career. When it came out, I was like Peter Gibbons. Although I think I cared about work a bit more than he did. A few years later, I saw it again on TV; I was fucking Lumbergh. It was a wake up call for me. Within a month, I had quit my job. After taking some time off and reflecting, I changed things up for my next job. Thanks Mike Judge!

Perhaps this generation needs its own Office Space type movie, or YouTube or Instagram series.

photo & model by Devin J. Poore

Photo Credit: Every Day Calendar

I really like this Every Day Calendar. It’s simple and I can see how it could be really effective at helping one do something every day.

This is almost like a physical version of the personal unit tests that I’ve written about before. One of these days, I hope to dust off that project. Maybe an Every Day Calendar would help to motivate…

via Arduino Blog