Tags » Professionals

What Underworked Part-timers Have in Common with Overworked Professionals

Anyone who has worked a nonstandard, part-time job is familiar with the issues: uncertain hours, fluctuating pay and last-minute change. Add to that a more recent scheduling innovation increasingly common in retail work: on-call hours that require workers to set aside time they may be required to work, with no compensation for that time and no guarantee of hours or pay. 1,043 more words


The Expense of "Free"

Everyone is trying to pinch pennies.  But I wouldn’t be doing my job if I didn’t send up a warning to be extra careful if something is “free.”  A “free” something will almost always lead to strings attached or something expensive coming later, like a repair, further services of some sort, or worst … it could be a scam.  443 more words

Dealing With Stuff

Why Are We Working Longer?

I am on my way back from vacation and into work. Unfortunately there’s a tempestuous lightening storm here in the usually sunny Orlando delaying my flight so I think now would be a good time to take stock of the activity that makes up at least 50% of most of our adult waking lives – work. 1,035 more words

Political Economy

5 Great Tips from an Animation Pedagogy Forum

“Ummm, pedagogy? Is that like a Ped Egg for your foot?”

Nope! It’s the forum I attended on the weekend where professionals (including Academy Award winner Adam Elliot) discussed how animation should be taught to students. 658 more words

I'm Pretty Sure I'm Going to Do This

Hello friends!

So I’ve been thinking long and hard about this for some time now. Time and time again, I’ve had people ask me about upcoming events, opportunities, deals, etc. 531 more words

San Diego

Expect Respect

The first thing my college teaches us at orientation is to “Expect Respect”. All of the housing employees have this motto on their shirts, and they give us buttons and stickers with that phrase on there. 544 more words


Top 4 reasons to consider in-company training

Imagine all the fun of learning, but without the nuisance of movement.

That’s one of the many conveniences of the REC’s in-company training: It’s workplace teaching that turns your staff into superheroes without you doing much of anything. 451 more words