People talk to me about work. I write a weekly newsletter about what they say.
up on the roof
The traumas of 2007/08.
please, Mayhew, explain this
Casual labour in Victorian London.
frack frack boom
The oil boom is a-coming in.
dumb luck and canteens
Meritocratic luck and the decline of the workplace canteen.
sheer cloudy vagueness
The politics of jargon.
we are all bureaucrats now
The unbearable heaviness of admin.
Food security and/or net zero.
The future of farming.
Roblox pt. II, Theranos, and dairy farms.
Ad jingles and copywriters.
Anglo-Saxons and the Amazonification of Royal Mail.
William Morris and the happy postie
What can William Morris teach us about enjoying our jobs?
Roblox: work and play in the metaverse
Roblox and the future of work.
on banter and hospitality
Offensive workplace banter - what's that all about?
Austerity, factories, and police corruption.
Power in the poultry industry.