Just a little (link) love: piglets and pitbulls edition
September 24, 2014
CAREER + MONEY THINGS
I recently discovered No Nonsense Landlord, this was a great introduction into a near-fulltime Landlord’s life.
NY Times: Part Time Schedules, Full Time Headaches
This story was preposterous. I worked retail to put myself through school and before that, I helped my parents run their retail business. As an employee, I’m more grateful than ever that my employers, whatever their failings, didn’t make it a point to torment us like this. This makes no business sense! We had relatively low turnover when all other things were equal, and a big part of that was their willingness to accommodate school schedules with consistent shifts, not punitive scheduling. It made for a lot less time waste for the scheduler, too. From the employer POV I can’t begin to understand what benefit comes from jerking around your employees like this.
A mortician on death and handling bodies (Wired)
It’s the 30th anniversary of The Cosby Show. I fondly remember it for the parenting lessons and particularly Clair Huxtable.