Are jobs obsolete?
- op-ed by Douglas Rushkoff. "The question we have to begin to ask ourselves is not how do we employ all the people who are rendered obsolete by technology, but how can we organize a society around something other than employment? Might the spirit of enterprise we currently associate with 'career' be shifted to something entirely more collaborative, purposeful, and even meaningful?" [more inside]
posted by pupstocks
on Sep 7, 2011 -
A Resume Experiment.
In which career blog JibberJobber
responds to a request for resume help by assembling a team of hiring managers and professional resume writers to review the document: Part 1
: Introduction | Part 2
: First Impressions/Reactions | Part 3
: Formatting the Resume | Part 4
: Content is King | Part 5
: Wrap Up
posted by lalex
on Feb 25, 2008 -
A List of Arcane Occupations
If I had lived two hundred years ago, I might have been a PUREFINDER
- someone who "went about the streets gathering dog droppings which were used for tanning leather."
posted by mert
on Oct 23, 2003 -
A journalist with principles
When Katy Weitz, an anti-war feature writer for UK paper 'The Sun' picked up Thursday's edition and saw the headline, it was a step too far. She went in the following day and without another job to go to, handed in her resignation. It was no longer possible for her to write for a paper whose views she didn't agree with. I once gave up a marketing job because it ran against my principles as well. How far can we stretch ourselves before we have to shrug our shoulders and say ... it's only a job?
posted by feelinglistless
on Mar 31, 2003 -
More from the "Watch What You Say Online" Department
This Wired story mentions a fellow who badmouthed a thin-skinned company on an online forum and found himself hit with a $450,000 default judgment against him because he didn't show up in court to defend himself (he claims he had no idea he had been sued). Even those among us who might not be guilty of stealing have probably said something bad about various companies here and elsewhere. Should we all go hire a lawyer RIGHT NOW
posted by briank
on Mar 1, 2002 -