Tag Archives: Work

Why Wednesdays Should Be Added to the Weekend

By: Brad Manock

         calander   Most people recognize two days as being part of the weekend “Saturday” and “Sunday.” Wouldn’t it be nice if there was a third day? Most people would choose either Monday or Friday as the third day of the weekend. However I would choose Wednesday. This would create a break in the middle of the week and make it so that there is never three work days in a row. Sure it would not be the week”END” at that point, but I don’t have a better word for it so I will refer to it as the weekend. In this article I will attempt to make a case for Wednesday to be added as an official day of the weekend.

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Why It’s Frustrating Working in a Family Owned Business

By: Brad Manock

          store  I have a family member who owns a store, this store sells things like: furniture, antiques, collectibles. Basically useless shit. I ended up having to be a helper in this store for about half a year. This was probably one of the longest six months of my life. In this article I will discuss some of the frustrations that can occur when an individual has to work in a family owned business.

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Why is “Hard Work” Valued Over “Efficiency?”

By: Brad Manock

       rpm     I have always hated working hard for the sake of working hard. If I work hard at achieving a task, their needs to be a logical and clear reason. Throughout my childhood I would often be told to complete tasks such as chores or school work only to get in trouble when the adults found that I had not been doing the task the “correct” way. If I did chores too quickly or efficiently, I would be told that it is: not clean enough, needs to be painted again, etc. A car that is going 25 MPH and has its engine going at 4,000 RPM is not praised for working so hard, but looked at more closely since something is clearly wrong. Efficiency should be our highest personal value in our culture, but it is not, why is this? That is what I will discuss in this article.

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