Layoff Me: MTB

The worst advice I’ve ever heard came from a former manager of mine. I’d worked for this woman for a little more than a year, long enough to understand that she was unhappy but not long enough to know why. I’d been mulling the idea of leaving Chicago and moving to the mountains, finding work […]

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Layoff Me (The Look)

Only women, children, and dogs are loved unconditionally. A man is only loved under the condition that he provides something. I never heard a woman in my life say, “You know, after he got laid off we got so much closer.” I once heard my grandmother say, “A broke man is like a broke hand: […]

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