Every year in time for Mother’s Day, Salary.com produces a figure showing how much you’d have to pay for the job of “mom.” The answer is always in the six-figures for stay-at-home moms. It is based on mothers’ estimates of how much time they spend doing various tasks, which — like all time-use estimates — tend to be higher than what time… read more »
(Laura’s note: I’m taking the week off, and revisiting some posts from past years. This book review ran in January of 2010).
Over the past few years, Marc and Amy Vachon have found themselves in the public eye for what, judging by some of the comments on blog posts about them, seems like a pretty controversial and non-traditional lifestyle. Nope… read more »
I got a kick out of Kevin Roose’s feature in the New York Times on “Living Like a Billionaire, if Only For a Day.” The idea is that he would fly on a private jet, visit various private clubs, be chauffeured around and wear a nice watch. As he notes, we are “obsessed with the lives of the ultrarich.”
Obsessed we may be, but I think we a… read more »
Maybe I’m just sensitive, but I’ve been reading a fair number of acknowledgements in books lately that talk of book-writing as an “all consuming” process. The writer thanks someone (often the wife) for taking on all duties at home so our hero could concentrate on writing. The writer apologizes to children for missing soccer games and dinners, so al… read more »
Over at Fast Company, Anya Kamenetz has a fascinating article on “The Career of the Future.” Complete with timelines of several people’s working lives, the piece claims that the median tenure of a worker on the job these days is 4 years. Forget lifetime employment. Now we have 10-11 jobs apiece. How do you navigate that world?
Strategic j… read more »