Quick update about On The Leisure Track

Greetings, friends of Rethinking the Job Culture.   Earlier this year, I announced that I hoped to have my finished book, On the Leisure Track: Radical Alternatives to Conventional Employment, available for you by the end of the year. Unfortunately, however, the book is still unfinished and its release has been postponed indefinitely.  I am still

Is Nothing Sacred? Thoughts on Leisure and ‘Doing Nothing’

What images and thoughts come to mind when you hear the word leisure? Many people automatically associate leisure with what people do in their ‘spare’ or ‘free’ time (i.e., time spent away from paid jobs), or with pursuits such as entertainment, vacations, or sports. I think we need to delve deeper when we think about

Introduction to On the Leisure Track

At long last, I have posted the introduction to my in-progress book manuscript.  I will refrain from commenting at length – for now, at least – about the inherent irony in the fact that it takes an astonishing amount of work to write a book about leisure and rethinking the job culture! Thank you to

On Hypocrisy and Being a ‘Faker’

Over the years, many criticisms and insults have been directed at me as someone who writes openly about her principled opposition to the work ethic and the job culture. Among these is the puerile accusation that I’m a “faker” because I am looking for a job, and have been actively doing so for the past

New blog title: Rethinking the Job Culture

If you’re a regular reader of this blog, you’ll note that it is no longer called Radical Unjobbing. Hereafter, I will refer to this blog by its new name: Rethinking the Job Culture.** The change came about after I spent some time pondering the range of responses I have received whenever new acquaintances find out

Your Attention is a Gift

I appreciate you, my dear readers. I mean that sincerely. There are countless other blogs out there that you could be reading right now, and a vast number of other things you could be doing with your time.  But you are reading this one. And for that, I want to thank you. I have high

Unjobbing is a Process

I often remind myself that unjobbing is a process, and not a destination. It’s not somewhere I end up.  It’s more like a meandering trail through a dense forest, with switchbacks, elevation changes, and occasional backtracking when I get lost.  Sometimes it leads into uncharted territory, and I find myself wondering what to do next. 

I am a Radical Unjobber Because…

I am a radical unjobber because I believe people should have lives based on living, not on making a living. I am a radical unjobber because I believe that leisure is more than “free time”. I am a radical unjobber because I believe in an ecological ethic of service, interdependence, and care…not a “work ethic.”

Money Vs. Real Wealth

Greetings, unjobbers!  Though it’s been many moons since my last post, I want you to know that I have not given up on this site.  I’m here, I’m still (miraculously!) job-free, and I will make new posts whenever I can. I do want to tell you what happened to derail my participation for so many

What is Radical Unjobbing?

“…a person who is radical is one who examines the roots of issues. And a radical solution to a problem is one that arises from that examination, addressing what we sometimes call the root cause, rather than the more superficial symptoms.” – Wendy Priesnitz, “On the Meaning of Radical”