De Blasio’s Return-to-Work Mandate for City Employees Is a Mistake

The mayor’s rushed, illogical return-to-office mandate for city employees is a big mistake.

#city-planning-department-nyc, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #de-blasio-bill, #labor-and-jobs, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #telecommuting, #work-life-balance, #workplace-environment

Moving to the Theater District and Finding His Community

A musical theater educator and audition coach discovers how great it can be to live across the street from “Wicked.”

#content-type-personal-profile, #gershwin-theater, #midtown-area-manhattan-ny, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate, #theater, #work-life-balance

You’re Not the Mean Lady at Work

Go ahead and assert boundaries with unvaccinated colleagues, impertinent clients and, yes, even Mom.

#careers-and-professions, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #work-life-balance, #workplace-environment, #your-feed-selfcare

If You Never Met Your Co-Workers in Person, Did You Even Work There?

As the pandemic drags on, more people are beginning and leaving new jobs without once seeing their colleagues face-to-face, leading to an easy-come, easy-go attitude toward workplaces.

#computers-and-the-internet, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #dapper-labs-inc, #google-inc, #labor-and-jobs, #pricewaterhousecoopers, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #telecommuting, #videophones-and-videoconferencing, #work-life-balance, #workplace-environment

We’ll Give You a Week Off. Please Don’t Quit.

“Operation Chillax”: Companies are trying to combat burnout from working remotely by offering more time off and other perks.

#advertising-and-marketing, #anxiety-and-stress, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #labor-and-jobs, #mental-health-and-disorders, #paid-time-off, #summer-season, #work-life-balance

Lessons on Child Care, From the Military

The military transformed what was once an underfunded, scattershot child care system into one of the best in the country. Some see it as a model to emulate.

#child-care, #children-and-childhood, #defense-department, #law-and-legislation, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #warren-elizabeth, #women-and-girls, #work-life-balance

You Don’t Need to Like Those Vacation Pics

In fact, your boss needs some guidance on the downside to oversharing.

#careers-and-professions, #content-type-service, #work-life-balance, #workplace-environment, #your-feed-selfcare

Restaurants Will Never Be the Same. They Shouldn’t Be.

Going out to eat should be more expensive, and probably less frequent.

#coronavirus-reopenings, #new-york-city, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #restaurants, #shortages, #work-life-balance

Investment Banking Becomes Less Popular With Young Professionals

As young professionals re-examine their work-life balance, investment banking is becoming a less popular choice despite the money.

#banking-and-financial-institutions, #careers-and-professions, #generation-z, #hiring-and-promotion, #work-life-balance, #workplace-environment

Post-Covid, What Work-Life Balance Needs Is Less Work, More Life

The goal is “one reasonable job per person,” not “two for one and half for another.”

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #labor-and-jobs, #productivity, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #wages-and-salaries, #work-life-balance, #working-hours

Could Gen Z Free the World From Email?

“It’s actually crazy how outdated it is.” People born after AOL Mail was invented seem to prefer to communicate in almost any other way.

#computers-and-the-internet, #e-mail, #generation-z, #labor-and-jobs, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #text-messaging, #work-life-balance

Why Do We Work So Damn Much?

Hunter-gatherers worked 15-hour weeks. Why don’t we?

#labor-and-jobs, #suzman-james, #work-life-balance, #working-hours, #workplace-environment

Paternity Leave Fear

Even when paid leave is guaranteed, many men fear it would set them back at work. A new study from Norway shows a way to a solution.

#family-leaves, #norway, #paid-time-off, #parenting, #work-life-balance

Do Chance Meetings at the Office Boost Innovation? There’s No Evidence of It.

For some, the office even stifles creativity. As the pandemic eases in the U.S., a few companies seek to reimagine what work might look like.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #executives-and-management-theory, #telecommuting, #united-states, #work-life-balance, #workplace-environment

Being ‘Always On’ Has Reached Its Limits. For Parents, It’s Time to Reset.

What crisis-acquired habits should working parents break? Daisy Dowling author of “Workparent” weighs in.

#careers-and-professions, #parenting, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #work-life-balance

‘I Quit My Job’ Is a Signal of Economic Recovery

With new opportunities and a different perspective as the pandemic eases, workers are choosing to leave their jobs in record numbers.

#careers-and-professions, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #hiring-and-promotion, #labor-and-jobs, #labor-department-us, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #telecommuting, #unemployment, #united-states-economy, #wages-and-salaries, #work-life-balance

It’s 2021. Why Is ‘Supermom’ Still Around?

That archetypal female who is both a career woman and a housewife — whose to-do list spans cooking, cleaning, parenting and earning a substantial paycheck — isn’t doing families any favors.

#families-and-family-life, #parenting, #pogrebin-letty-cottin, #women-and-girls, #work-life-balance

Sometimes the Grass Really Is Greener at Another Job

A list of pros and cons works in most situations, but there are no pros to telling your boss about your co-worker’s old D.U.I.

#careers-and-professions, #work-life-balance, #workplace-environment, #your-feed-selfcare

Look, Just Keep Filling the Chocolate Dish

A reminder to mind your own business and know your worth.

#careers-and-professions, #content-type-service, #work-life-balance, #workplace-environment, #your-feed-selfcare

The Dead Moose in the Office Next Door

Sometimes you do have to draw boundaries, and sometimes you have to learn to live with other people’s predilections.

#careers-and-professions, #work-life-balance, #workplace-environment, #your-feed-selfcare

A New Deal, This Time for Everyone

The Biden administration’s plans would allow millions of American women to decide whether to work outside the home.

#american-rescue-plan-2021, #labor-and-jobs, #new-deal-1930s, #paid-time-off, #united-states-politics-and-government, #wages-and-salaries, #work-life-balance

The Debate Over What ‘Infrastructure’ Is Is Ridiculous

Both snarled traffic and a morning without a home health aide can make you late for work.

#american-jobs-plan-2021, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #child-labor, #children-and-childhood, #elder-care, #elderly, #labor-and-jobs, #paid-time-off, #work-life-balance

After His Heart Attack, a British Man’s Rules for Living Take Off on LinkedIn

Jonathan Frostick, a program manager at an investment bank, was still in the hospital when wrote a LinkedIn post vowing to step away from work and spend more time with his family. Thousands responded.

#anxiety-and-stress, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #frostick-jonathan, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #social-media, #telecommuting, #work-life-balance

Email, a Modern Expression of Passive Aggression

One option that is always available: embrace the petty.

#careers-and-professions, #work-life-balance, #workplace-environment, #your-feed-selfcare

My Job and I: Is This a Love Letter?

Readers discuss formative experiences in the workplace, at Google and elsewhere.

#google-inc, #sexual-harassment, #work-life-balance, #workplace-environment, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

What Working Too Much Does to Your Body

Excess work isn’t good for anyone, employers included. So why are we still doing it?

#goldman-sachs-group-inc, #productivity, #saturdaynewsletter, #work-life-balance, #working-hours

Sorry, Sometimes You Do Have to Be Uncomfortable

Confronting the things that challenge us, off-the-charts stress levels and money matters.

#careers-and-professions, #work-life-balance, #workplace-environment, #your-feed-selfcare

As Biden Weighs Infrastructure, One Group Fights for Inclusion: Mothers

For many mothers newly burdened by the pandemic, resentment lingers that the government is helping too late. Both political parties are now trying to court them.

#american-rescue-plan-2021, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #delauro-rosa-l, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #saujani-reshma, #women-and-girls, #work-life-balance

Citi Creates ‘Zoom-Free Fridays’ to Combat Covid-19 Pandemic Fatigue

The bank plans to have one day each week when workers can avoid being on-camera for internal calls. “We are all feeling the weariness,” Citi’s chief executive said.

#citigroup-inc, #fraser-jane-1967, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #videophones-and-videoconferencing, #work-life-balance, #zoom-video-communications

It’s My Idea. She’s Taking Credit.

What to do about copycats on Zoom calls, a rival’s resentment and managing an intern.

#careers-and-professions, #work-life-balance, #workplace-environment, #your-feed-selfcare

How Much Work Is Too Much Work?

Junior bankers at Goldman Sachs raise pointed questions about pay, hours and working conditions.

#banking-and-financial-institutions, #goldman-sachs-group-inc, #work-life-balance

A New Child Benefit Could Help Poor Women Stay Home. So What?

Even some liberals are wrongly worried about a no-strings child credit in the Biden rescue plan.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #children-and-childhood, #poverty, #romney-mitt, #single-mothers, #wages-and-salaries, #welfare-us, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights, #work-life-balance

A Year Without Our Work Friends

What the absence of day-to-day connections showed us about how we spent our days.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #friendship, #labor-and-jobs, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #travel-and-vacations, #work-life-balance, #workplace-environment, #writing-and-writers

Restaurant Wine Directors Worry About the Future

The pandemic has forced sommeliers from jobs, pared wine lists and raised big questions about the viability of the business and the way it treats workers.

#layoffs-and-job-reductions, #restaurants, #shutdowns-institutional, #wines, #work-life-balance

Why Do So Many Mothers Feel Like Failures Right Now?

Pandemic life has made us feel more insecure about the aspects of our parenting we were already most insecure about.

#children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #parenting, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #work-life-balance

No Boys Allowed

Some very odd workplace dilemmas for which there are no easy answers, except for one. There is one easy answer.

#careers-and-professions, #work-life-balance, #workplace-environment, #your-feed-selfcare

France to Scrap Law Banning Desk Lunches

The coronavirus pandemic has already upended eating habits in a country where the table is a sacred space. Now it is taking its toll on a symbol of work-life balance.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #france, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #work-life-balance, #workplace-environment

My New Job Did a Salary Bait and Switch, and I Want Out

A false promise on pay, a desire to get off the corporate career ladder and fraught co-worker bonding over food are all on deck this week.

#content-type-service, #labor-and-jobs, #wages-and-salaries, #work-life-balance, #workplace-environment

How Society Has Turned Its Back on Mothers

This isn’t just about burnout, it’s about betrayal.

#anxiety-and-stress, #children-and-childhood, #content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #education-k-12, #mental-health-and-disorders, #parenting, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #women-and-girls, #work-life-balance

Places and Policies That Aim to Help Working Parents

How some employers and governments are supporting working parents.

#child-care, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #education-k-12, #employee-fringe-benefits, #paid-time-off, #parenting, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #sabbaticals-and-career-breaks, #tutors-and-tutoring, #work-life-balance

My Co-Worker Is a Scammer and She Gets on My Last Nerve

Advice for three people trying to navigate racial politics at work, and one person dealing with the emotional baggage from a previous job.

#careers-and-professions, #work-life-balance, #workplace-environment, #your-feed-selfcare

They Can’t Leave the Bay Area Fast Enough

As a tech era draws to an end, more workers and companies are packing up. What comes next?

#atlanta-ga, #austin-tex, #cabo-san-lucas-mexico, #computers-and-the-internet, #facebook-inc, #georgia, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #relocation-of-business, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate, #san-juan-puerto-rico, #savannah-ga, #twitter, #work-life-balance

San Francisco’s Tech Workers Make the Big Move

As a tech era draws to an end, more workers and companies are packing up. What comes next?

#atlanta-ga, #austin-tex, #cabo-san-lucas-mexico, #computers-and-the-internet, #facebook-inc, #georgia, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #relocation-of-business, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate, #san-juan-puerto-rico, #savannah-ga, #twitter, #work-life-balance

Cooper Kupp of the Rams Manages Work-Life Balance During Covid

Covid-19 is forcing N.F.L. players and other pro athletes to make unusually hard decisions about work-life balance.

#football, #kupp-cooper-1993, #los-angeles-rams, #national-football-league, #playoff-games, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #work-life-balance

The Future of Offices When Workers Have a Choice

Some work spaces in central employment districts may become housing, and some housing in residential areas may become work spaces.

#labor-and-jobs, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #real-estate-commercial, #telecommuting, #urban-areas, #work-life-balance, #workplace-environment

What is the Future of Offices When Workers Have a Choice?

Some work spaces in central employment districts may become housing, and some housing in residential areas may become work spaces.

#labor-and-jobs, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #real-estate-commercial, #telecommuting, #urban-areas, #work-life-balance, #workplace-environment

No More All-Nighters!

How to navigate an office where all-night work sessions are celebrated, tips for transitions and what to do with a charismatic but abusive colleague.

#careers-and-professions, #work-life-balance, #workplace-environment, #your-feed-selfcare

During the Coronavirus, Feminism Has Failed Women

If the pandemic undid three decades of progress on gender equality, one has to wonder: How real was that progress in the first place?

#children-and-childhood, #parenting, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights, #work-life-balance

Are You Sure You Want to Go Back to the Office?

The future of work is flexibility.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #labor-and-jobs, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #telecommuting, #work-life-balance

Delivery Workers in South Korea Say They’re Dying of ‘Overwork’

More than a dozen couriers have died this year. Some died after complaining of unbearable workloads that kept them on the clock from dawn until past midnight.

#boycotts, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #delivery-services, #e-commerce, #freelancing-self-employment-and-independent-contracting, #labor-and-jobs, #seoul-south-korea, #strikes, #work-life-balance, #working-hours, #workplace-hazards-and-violations