Link love (Powered by ups and downs)

nzmuse link love roundup

  • I am sad and angry. For women everywhere, who are victims of assault and harassment. For people of colour everywhere. For my fellow citizens, and the politicians we’re stuck with. Is there anywhere in the world where things are headed in the right direction? (It doesn’t seem that way)
  • Now I’m in more of a traditional workplace, I find myself reading Ask a Manager religiously – it’s really valuable to me. Recent posts got me thinking about the value of face time, and the practicalities of the fabled ‘results only work environment’. How many actually have finite, quantifiable workloads? And how do you ensure fair workloads when individuals within a team have quite different roles and types of work?
  • People always say that short hair takes more work, but for me it’s so much more low maintenance. Half the time I don’t even brush it – I’m good to go in the morning. Is it just my hair type?

I really need to put the Toast on my daily reading list, otherwise I miss gems like fictional characters who would have benefited from abortions

Montana, you are beautiful, even if you look damn cold (via Sarah Somewhere)

An amazing pilgrimage through the Italian countryside, at Fearful Adventurer

I am still loving and mulling over Mutant Supermodel’s take on positive psychology

A little love letter from afar, by The Asian Pear

From A Practical Wedding: Sometimes work is just… work.

“And while that sounds terrible, in reality, it’s a good thing. It takes a lot of emotional energy to do the kind of work that feeds your soul, 365 days a year. And sometimes you just want to do a little data entry while listening to Serial, and maybe have time to debate it afterward with your co-workers.”

5 thoughts on “Link love (Powered by ups and downs)

  • Reply Jayson @ Monster Piggy Bank November 29, 2014 at 20:54

    I am a fan of Italy, everything about is so amazing, the place, the food, the beaches, and a lot more! Thanks for the link on An amazing pilgrimage through the Italian countryside, at Fearful Adventurer. I enjoyed reading it.

  • Reply The Asian Pear November 30, 2014 at 12:34

    It could be your particular haircut and style too. Some people like to put a lot of product in their hair to make it spiky or whatnot.

    Thanks for the link love.

  • Reply SP December 1, 2014 at 15:59

    I find long hair easier, personally.

    I love ask a manager! It is pretty “common sense” stuff, but if you haven’t worked corporate much, it is very helpful.

    Also, I liked the APW post. I think you should generally like what you do (as she says), but find the passion/loving it unrealistic for many, and exhausting for others.

    • Reply eemusings December 5, 2014 at 08:43

      Agreed – 99% common sense! I enjoyed reading for years but now the relevance really makes a difference – I can actually relate to a lot of the stuff discussed, on a personal level.

  • Reply Revanche December 3, 2014 at 22:33

    Short hair was super easy for me (especially if it was cut right) because I didn’t care enough to do anything about it. I might run my fingers through it to fake comb it or pat it down a bit but I have absolutely gone out and about with the hair at the back of my head sticking out in seventeen directions. If I don’t see it, it just doesn’t matter. 🙂

    I love Ask A Manager, even if mainly for entertainment now. I think that it is possible to define workloads relatively accurately if you can figure out the appropriate metrics. It’s one of the things I had to master early on as a manager to measure both the volume side of performance as well as to determine when we really needed to hire more staff. It just takes a bit of thinking and practice. We all now have very different responsibilities in my group but it’s pretty clear what’s expected out of us in terms of performance. Part of that is due to need and part is due to the niche we carved for ourselves.

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