Category Archives: Career

A Price Worth Paying

A product manager and Kalanick apologist is leaving Uber: Chris Saad, a product manager of Uber’s developer platform, is leaving the company after close to two years, sources tell Recode. Saad, who worked on creating technology tools for developers looking to integrate Uber services, has been vocal about his disappointment with former Uber CEO Travis […]

Dickheads in Tech

The latest dickeads-in-tech news comes from Google this week: Alphabet Inc.’s Google has fired an employee who wrote an internal memo blasting the web company’s diversity policies, creating a firestorm across Silicon Valley. James Damore, the Google engineer who wrote the note, confirmed his dismissal in an email, saying that he had been fired for […]

Humans, Still Animals

The first sentence of the first paragraph from the front page of the Sunday New York Times: Men and women still don’t seem to have figured out how to work or socialize together. Hey! We’re humans. Animals pretending to be professionals. We fancy ourselves logical beings not affected by our hormones and emotions. The front […]

Training Your Replacement

These Truckers Work Alongside the Coders Trying to Eliminate Their Jobs: Economically speaking—that is, in the most brutal terms—truckers are disposable. Almost anyone can become a professional driver with a month or so of training, and most don’t stick around for long; median pay is about $40,000 per year, and the work is often unhealthy, […]

Apple’s $1 Billion US Manufacturing Boost

Apple just promised to give US manufacturing a $1 billion boost: Apple CEO Tim Cook said that his company will start a $1 billion fund to promote advanced manufacturing jobs in the United States. “We’re announcing it today. So you’re the first person I’m telling,” Cook told “Mad Money” host Jim Cramer on Wednesday. “Well, […]

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 […]