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you’re exhausted and burned out because work is terrible

I’m a big fan of the writer Anne Helen Petersen, who wrote the excellent “Scandals of Classic Hollywood” series at the now-defunct Hairpin and a series of fascinating profiles and lately has been writing more and more about work. Her newest book, out this week, is Can’t Even: How Millennials Became the Burnout Generation. It […]

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how to vote

Here’s a very helpful Washington Post round-up about exactly how to safely vote in every state this year. This one from Slate is really good too. For each state, you can look up deadlines to request a ballot by mail, how to actually cast your vote this year, and more.

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some links. please read.

Some links. Please read. Your Black Colleagues May Look Like They’re Okay — Chances Are They’re Not To White Organizational Leaders, Silence is Violence: Here’s What You Should Do Now Ways Companies Can Act (a thread) 75 Things White People Can Do for Racial Justice How to Support the Struggle Against Police Brutality

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how to vent responsibly (and win a free book!)

If you’ve ever worried you’re venting about your job too much, or secretly wished your friends or coworkers would vent a little less about theirs, you have a lot of company. People vent about their jobs! Sometimes a lot. And it often makes them feel better … until at some point it starts making them […]

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where are you now? (a call for updates)

We clearly need a special mid-year updates extravaganza to distract us from Things. So: If you’ve had your question answered here in the past, please email me an update and let us know how your situation turned out. Did you take the advice? Did you not take the advice? What happened? How’s your situation now?  (Don’t post your […]

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I’ve put a bunch of info on work and COVID-19 in one place

There’s now a “Work and COVID-19” link right at the top of the righthand sidebar, and in the top menu too. It’ll take you to a compilation of useful info you might be looking for, including info on the new unemployment law, the new paid sick leave law, where to report employers violating essential-business-only orders, […]

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my company’s bad decision got me yelled at online (and socially)

A reader writes: I’m a mid-senior level employee at an imprint of one of the big 5 publishing houses. Publishing, as you may have noticed if you follow the news, is an increasingly controversy-prone industry; over the past couple of years, especially, it seems like there’s a new kerfuffle or scandal happening every week. Sometimes […]

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