I’m not this organized at onboarding at my new company since we rarely hire but I aim to be a little before I need to hire again: Patreon’s onboarding deck.
I’m pretty good at avoiding most food waste, though I have my slip-ups, but new food date labeling would be awesome. The author touches on an important point – if you don’t have enough experience with food to know, you rely on labels most to tell you if food is still ok to eat: “That we put so much stock in these dates illustrates a profound lack of kitchen confidence and knowledge. We don’t know how long food should or will last.”
I’ve always loved Anne Hathaway and I appreciate that her view of strongly believing in things doesn’t need to be full of rage or passion to be authentic, it’s more important for it to be lifelong: “I can’t let it be rage or anger or even passion to be what it is that drives me. It has to be a belief in equality. It has to be a belief in love. When I speak about being overt, or in that quote, overt feminism, I think it’s off-putting because, like I said, that muscle can become exhausted. I’d like to find something that is a renewable energy source.”
I was just wondering how much waste is generated by meals served on planes and lo, comes The Guardian to answer at least part of my question: “Airline passengers generated 5.2m tonnes of waste in 2016, most of which went to landfill or incineration, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) estimates. That’s the weight of about 2.6m cars. And it’s a figure set to double over the next 15 years.”
Do children not learn about indentured servitude anymore? We knew from age 8 that indentured servitude is NOT slavery. The former is a temporary condition where you promise your labor for a set period of time whether you like or agree to the idea or not but you’re still a human, the latter is when you’re property and not human!
My succession planning at work has always been guided by the question: what if you fell off a cliff tomorrow, would they know how to carry on? It seems morbid to some but I’ve seen too much death in my personal life, from early on and across age groups, to think it couldn’t happen here. From that perspective, this situation is deeply troubling. It’s a job and someone has to do it. I’m also wondering why the grand boss didn’t investigate the exit interviews after the first or even second early departure.
If (and that’s a big if for some of you) you wanted to retire early, what are the incentives that would keep you in the workplace? Ms. Montana proposes some huge changes to the workplace standard that would appeal to the FIRE crowd looking to actually live their lives instead of being chained to a desk for years. Joe at RetireBy40 and I agree though – it’s equally important to us that the workplace itself is sensible and enhances our work life, we’ve walked from jobs because they turned into nonsense meeting-fests, or over-politicized and downright crappy.
I love awesome grandmothers – they’ve lived through trials we only know through the history books, and if we’re lucky, teach us their strength and determination.