An Eeyore Day at the Office

Yesterday work passed in a haze of malaise and gloom. I can chalk that up, in part, to the catalog section I was working on. Sixty-four pages of catalog copy. Around page 10 it felt endless. At page 30 it felt impossible. At page 45 it felt interminable. The word “orrery,” used precisely, is inContinue reading “An Eeyore Day at the Office”

Writing My Congressman: The New Overtime Rules

I took some time and wrote a letter — on paper! — to my Congressman. What motivated me?

House Republicans are attempting to stop the NLRB’s new overtime rules for salaried employees in an appropriations bill. Such a move would affect me directly; right now, when the rules go into effect, I would effectively be looking at a meaningful pay raise.