I come across, both online and in person, as a cheery do-bee who just loves working. And yes, I get the question about work all the time. “How do you do it?” “How do you do so much of it?”
And I want to say, full stop: Because I need the money.
You know, to live.
Reader, she married him. But we all knew that was coming. Let’s talk about the economics.
I am sadly not surprised that childcare workers get paid less than people who care for animals. We constantly devalue the work of caring for and raising children.
Workers at many Kmarts are forbidden from asking for time off—or, in fact, from calling in sick—over the Thanksgiving holiday.
I hate depositing checks by phone. I especially hate the understanding that I’m going to have to re-learn how to deposit checks by phone every year or so, just like I had to re-learn how to use Google Maps yesterday afternoon, and like I’m probably going to have to re-learn how to swipe groceries in 2018.
I’m still unreasonably unnerved at the thought of being secretly “off work” for 42 hours.
When will you send your last work email? Right after dinner? Right before bed? You probably don’t know, or if you do know it’s in the context of “well, I always check my email right before turning off the lights.”
I have purchased
that are in
I am going to wear
I’m actually very good at saving, when I have more money than I need for basic living expenses. This is a bit like saying “I’m actually very good at eating balanced meals when someone cooks them and puts them down in front of me.” But I think it was easier for me to spend my “life savings” on a crazy idea because I had already, previously, seen all of my hard-earned money spend down to nearly zero.