Category Archives: Career

Overtime

In 2015, five San Jose police officers each made more than $400,000: “It is routine now for firefighters to be up over $200,000, $300,000,” said Mark Bucher, chief executive officer of the California Policy Center, a public policy think tank. “Look at just about any city and you’ll see the same thing.” Take, for example, […]

Working was never our forte.

Let’s face it, jobs have always been a necessary evil. A means to an end — unless you’re one of those people who has a career and loves what they do. Showoff. Don’t fret! Computer scientists, programmers, engineers, and all the other smart people on planet Earth have been working hard to ensure we don’t have […]

Universal Basic Income

Free Cash in Finland. Must Be Jobless.: Now, the Finnish government is exploring how to change that calculus, initiating an experiment in a form of social welfare: universal basic income. Early next year, the government plans to randomly select roughly 2,000 unemployed people — from white-collar coders to blue-collar construction workers. It will give them […]

The Ability to Be Critical of Yourself

Basecamp CEO Jason Fried on the response a potential hire gave after working on a paid ‘homework assignment’ to test her skills: It takes real confidence and self-awareness to talk to someone who’s considering hiring you and telling them that you aren’t sure you like what you did. We dug into it. It wasn’t the […]

Weave In, Weave Out

Well, this sucks. I joined Weave a few months ago as a way to meet more people and grow my professional network. It’s important to meet people face-to-face and not just text like 13-year-olds. Hey humans! It’s important to be human. So i’ve been on a total of 2 coffee dates and then I get […]

How About You Learn to Think Before You Learn to Code?

Over at TechCrunch, Basel Farag doesn’t want you to learn to code: There’s an idea that’s been gaining ground in the tech community lately: Everyone should learn to code. But here’s the problem with that idea: Coding is not the new literacy. If you regularly pay attention to the cultural shenanigans of Silicon Valley, you’ve […]

Über-Average Income

Uber data reveals drivers earn less than $13.25 an hour: Uber is always droning on about how drivers are able to make money by driving their own vehicle, while having the freedom to choose their own schedules. A few years ago, Uber told The Wall Street Journal that a typical driver earns more than $100,000 […]

Your Formative Years Are Important

Dropbox founder Drew Houston on his formative years: Initially, it was about playing games, and when I was about 11, I was pretty sure I was going to make computer games for a living. Part of my interest was also just discovering what makes these games tick. I would get the source code of a […]

Apple Diversity

Apple launched a new page breaking down the diversity across the company: This kind of reporting and transparency is great, but as CEO Tim Cook admits in his message, there’s a lot more work to be done. Let’s take a look at the executive board, for instance: Not many brown people up there. Wait! There’s […]

How Much Does Apple Pay Jony Ive?

The salary of the man who has designed every Apple product from the iMac to the Apple Watch has never been disclosed to the SEC or the press. The last time he filed an SEC Form 4 — required whenever there’s a material change in an insider’s position — was July 2009. According to Apple, […]

Über-Greedy

Uber is going back to court next summer: Next summer, a federal court in California will hear arguments in a lawsuit that could change Uber forever. The lawsuit challenges the way Uber and other so-called transportation network companies classify their drivers as independent contractors rather than employees. But if that case goes poorly for Uber, […]