Productivity and Disability

If you’ve filled out a job application you’ve likely had to check the box next to a question along the lines of “Do you attest you are physically capable of performing the duties listed in the job description?”. The question makes sense given that if the job requires someone to lift a 50 pound box, … Continue reading Productivity and Disability

Productivity and Caregiving

When we talk about someone being a “caregiver” within a family dynamic it’s usually a fancy way of saying they are parents caring for their children. That’s a narrow synonym, though, that discounts how complicated the title has become. 40 million people in the U.S., according to the AARP’s Public Policy Institute, are providing basic … Continue reading Productivity and Caregiving

Productivity and Worker Race/Ethnicity

If the situation for women is less than ideal, for people of color it’s even worse. As the economy “improved” in 2018 and 2019, the unemployment rate went down and stayed under four percent for several months and wages started to creep up, though as we’ve seen those raises were unevenly spread around and still … Continue reading Productivity and Worker Race/Ethnicity

A Non-Traditional Career (and Life) Path

To start off with, the traditional career path Baby Boomers and older Gen Xers enjoyed is not nearly as prevalent or common as it once was. There have been countless studies, op-eds and other debates about whether “job-hopping” is more common among Millennials than it was in previous generations. Much of that debate gets bogged … Continue reading A Non-Traditional Career (and Life) Path