Did the pandemic cause the great resignation?

Experts call it the Great Resignation. The last 18 months has revealed "pandemic burnout" - a collective reassessment about priorities and what matters most. Workers, fed up with long commutes, office politics and toxic workplaces, are saying "f*** this shit" and searching for better opportunities. In April 2021, more people left their jobs than any … Continue reading Did the pandemic cause the great resignation?

“Radium Girls” story led to health and safety standards

I wasn't sure what to expect when I started reading Radium Girls: The dark history of America's shining women. I've been trying to expand my reading genres, and this sounded like a look back into history from a working woman's perspective. There's really two stories at play. The traumatic, gruesome and somber story of deceit … Continue reading “Radium Girls” story led to health and safety standards

September 11: 20 years ago

It's been 20 years since 9/11. I looked back at a post I wrote on the 10 year anniversary, when the boys were in 2nd and 3rd grade. All they knew was that 9/11 was the day "some bad guys flew some planes into the twin towers, and a lot of people died." Yup, that … Continue reading September 11: 20 years ago

Here we are again…

No, this isn't a map from last year at this time. It's based on COVID data from July 2021.It's been more than 500 days since #COVIDchaos changed our society forever. The pandemic hit us like a freight train in March 2020. Schools were shut down. Remote work became a reality. Movie theaters sat vacant. Salons, … Continue reading Here we are again…