Sick systems are literally killing us

Good Simple Open is outIt’s Bad Jobs Week here at I’m discussing aspects of bad jobs each day in honor of my new book which is about making work better: Today: Sick Systems.

Back in May, I wrote a long piece about the sick system I’d recently left. I called the article “Why do we stay in jobs that are bad for us?” I wondered often and intensely about why I’d stayed in that punishing job for so long. The article “went viral” and has been viewed around 20,000 times. Before I changed domains in July, it had 1700 Likes on Facebook. It clearly struck a nerve. (more…)