Small Business is Easy

Let’s get real about starting a small business. You see, everybody’s hooked on this magical idea of being an innovator, a pioneer—hell, the next Steve Jobs. But let me tell you something, forget about innovating. It’s a gamble, a real crapshoot. You want a sure thing? Just copy. Yeah, that’s right. I said it. Plagiarism…

Infantile AI

It seems like the good old-fashioned process of asking a question and getting an answer has gone through the corporate and bureaucratic meat grinder and come out looking like something even Kafka couldn’t have dreamed up. We’ve found ourselves smack dab in the middle of an era where information, that precious commodity, is being filtered,…

Community Standards

Have you ever noticed this thing they call “community” nowadays? It’s like everyone and their grandmother belongs to some kind of exclusive club, except the only thing exclusive about it is how ridiculously broad the membership criteria are. It’s one of those words that sounds nice and cozy, like “homemade apple pie” or “free Wi-Fi,”…

No Rights

Let’s get one thing straight right off the bat: this idea that we’ve got something called “human rights” is about as solid and reliable as a fart in a windstorm. Governments talk a big game about rights, freedoms, and all that jazz, but when push comes to shove, those rights vanish quicker than a politician’s…

Everything is Astroturfed

Let’s face it: we live in an era where destruction is the new construction. Everything that’s built – from our political systems to our smartphones – seems designed to break down, morally or mechanically. Why? Because those who control the levers of power are about as capable as a screen door on a submarine. They…

Unlimited Leave Is Not Enough

You ever hear of this new, fancy term called “unlimited leave”? Yeah, it’s been floating around the corporate lingo like a bad smell in an elevator. When I first heard it, I thought, “Wow, these companies are finally getting generous!” Then, I scratched the surface. And let me tell you, if “unlimited leave” was a…

Maximizing Employment Benefits

I’ve been thinking about jobs a lot lately, and the absurdity of the whole charade. We live in a society where work is painted as this noble, honorable thing. But in reality, for most of us, it’s just selling chunks of our life for a paycheck. So if we’re going to trade our precious time…

Feigning Incompetence

There’s this general belief that our beloved leaders, these so-called geniuses running the show, they’re just bumbling idiots who couldn’t run a lemonade stand, much less a country. Oh, they’ve got degrees from Harvard, Yale, Oxford, and all the rest. Advanced degrees! Yet, the minute they step foot in the capitol, suddenly they’re as confused…

Digital Gulags

We find ourselves now in a strange world where our hard-earned money is subject to the whims of an increasingly nosy and selective bank. I mean, it’s all starting to look like a Monty Python sketch, isn’t it? There was a time, you see, when a bank was a bank. You’d put your money in,…

Personal Space

The cubicle: a tiny, confined space they generously provide as your “personal” domain. But don’t be fooled – this is no private sanctuary. No, it’s more like a gladiatorial arena, where you’re pitted against your coworkers in an epic struggle for territory and sanity. And what’s your weapon of choice in this battle? Why, your…

Disability is Our Strength

You have to empathize with the pressure companies are under to achieve quotas for every demographic. In this thrilling roller coaster of deceit and manipulation, companies are trying their darndest to fill a magical 8% quota of disabled employees. You know when companies start turning the workforce into a game of Bingo there’s going to…

Clocking In

Ladies and Gentlemen, welcome to the greatest farce in the working world – the sacred act of clocking in on time. Ah yes, our corporate masters really do have a flair for the dramatic, don’t they? For some inexplicable reason, we’re expected to be as punctual as Swiss train conductors even when we’re just about…