Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Why Do We Go to Work?

My latest Yahoo! column pulls together some ideas I've been mulling over for a while about happiness and changing job expectations.

"What really intrigues me about the trend of youthful idealism is the way it contrasts with young people's actual experience of the changing work world. Workers younger than 30 are the largest and fastest-growing uninsured group in the country -- two out of five recent college graduates go without health coverage."

The Freelancers Union, which I highlight in the article and which I have been connected to in the past, is going through some growing pains. They transitioned to a new insurance carrier and members were frustrated as their phone systems were overloaded, leading them to send out a series of apologies.
On the other hand, I also hear their members are going to be featured on the PBS newsmagazine NOW. I'm betting they continue to grow into their role as advocates for the new independent workforce.

PS. I think it's kind of hilarious that certain Yahoo! commenters refer to me as MANya. These individuals also tend to be male, have poor spelling skills and right-wing political views--not that I'm in any way implying a connection.

4 comments:

Kelly said...

Personally, I find it amusing that the people who comment on Yahoo often miss the point of an article or certainly miss the intended audience for the article. Sometimes I think they hope that Yahoo will discover their true writing talents and offer them the expert's job as they argue incessantly about a minor detail of an article that they dislike.

Opra said...

You see, it's not so easy to find a job that we will like... However, it is possible:) The only thing we need is to do our best to find it:)

Anonymous said...

Is Yahoo now available in braille? Those who would refer to you as MANya must be blind. I must admit (as I’m sure you and your publicist team are aware) your photo is what first drew me to your articles. But take heart, the content is top notch (I do actually read them). Furthermore, it is good you didn’t draw the correlation to right-wingers – or was that merely sarcasm? I am so far right I could shake hands with Joe Biden, but personally, I can’t wait till you’re on the cover of one these "most desirable women" countdowns…

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