The Loss of Certainty

A job can make you feel like you have things together, like you are going places, and like you have control over your life and your future. Or, it can make you feel like you don't know what you are doing, like you are being directed by a dictator who completely undervalues your contributions, and … Continue reading The Loss of Certainty

Loneliness

It's not what you think it is, loneliness. Loneliness is not actually about being alone. It's about being quiet. It's not the lack of people that you might happen to have around you. But rather the thickness of the filter you feel you have to have in order to actually communicate with them. Loneliness is … Continue reading Loneliness

Making Your Own Job Security

When people talk about having job security, what they generally talk about is how long they can expect to have the position they are in, how stable the company might be, or how much demand there is for the specific position. And forty years ago, this was a great conversation. Today, however, none of those … Continue reading Making Your Own Job Security