Humans are very good at finding ways around things. I am sure that this is some ancient holdover to our days of surviving in the wilds of the world and needing to figure out ways we could make it through to another day. Our species are survivors and we adapt in order to survive. We… Continue reading The Danger Was Always Us
Dreams Without Dreamers
I talked in another blog about the fact that so many, too many, of us have had their dreams denied by systems they had nothing to do with putting in place and with barriers neither they nor their families helped to build.The world was against them because of their skin color, religion, sexuality, income level,… Continue reading Dreams Without Dreamers
The Pay Down
I beat this drum a lot but MAN ALIVE wouldn’t it be nice if the people that did some of the most harm in the world had to, you know, actually suffer consequences for that harm? How many times do we see Billionaire X take a HUGE risk on something only to have it not… Continue reading The Pay Down
It never ceases to amaze me how wasteful business is. We hear all the time about how lazy workers are, how they don’t want to work in the office anymore, how they want all this pay, and all these benefits, and on and on, but it seems we don’t like to remind businesses that they… Continue reading A Chance
By Measures of Degree
There’s a frequent melody sung of late that goes something like this - Ohhh, the brain drain, the dear brain drain, what of the BRAAAAAIN DRAIN, what are we going to do? It’s sort of catchy, it’s definitely got a groove. It’s too similar though to this newer hit - Where did all the Woooooorkers… Continue reading By Measures of Degree
They Just Don’ Wanna Work
Another chestnut I love hearing these days is how ‘they’ don’ wanna work. You hear it a lot from business owners wringing their hands at people ‘not wanting to work’, the implication being these people, whomever they are, are both lazy and taking advantage of the system. This has been a familiar refrain for years… Continue reading They Just Don’ Wanna Work
Eighteen Months – blog
Since Covid hit its stride in March of 2020 I had been out of the office I work at for eighteen months. Eighteen. I still remember the days leading to that day – Things were suddenly getting more and more dire in the country, despite the protestations of the President to the contrary. Internally our… Continue reading Eighteen Months – blog
The Spooky Chris Podcast – Help Not Wanted
In which I talk about how unhelpful job listings are.
The Spooky Chris Podcast – They Won’t Go Back
In which I talk about the insanity of expecting the working class to do what others won't.
The Spooky Chris Podcast – Episode 58 – Not Hiring
In which I talk a lot about a bad job and finding the right one.
That saying can be a blessing and curse, I suppose. King would talk about the Wheel of Ka, a sort of folksy DARK TOWER version of karma, and how it would all come around. Maybe that’s so. The good and the bad. The sin and the blessing. We, the holy damned. When I lost my… Continue reading …Comes Around
The Wonders Of The World
It's been a very dark and enlightening life, these past seven months. Since losing my job last year I have struggled to keep my head up. There's a point where you are applying for so many jobs that you never hear from that you wonder if any of it matters at all. I kept at… Continue reading The Wonders Of The World
The Dark Days
Being just shy of forty-five, I have worked a lot of jobs. A lot of jobs. I started working when I was a teenager, doing occasional yard work for a neighbor for $5 an hour, which at the time seemed pretty amazing. From there I worked with my sister cleaning a couple offices my dad… Continue reading The Dark Days