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Dealing with Disappointment at Work

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Working with young adults starting their first jobs, I am often asked about disappointment at work. The expectation-reality gap of a new job can be an especially striking and confusing aspect of life in a fallen world. About 10 years ago, a company hired me to sort some of its problems. I was eager to...

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Why Work?

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According to the Wall Street Journal: “The COVID economic shock has unleashed unprecedented creative destruction, sharply accelerating the transformation that we once quaintly called the “future of work.”[i]Others suggest that this new normal “Work 2.0” was inevitable.[ii] With Millennials comprising most of today’s workforce, including their common demand for relaxed office environments and flexible schedules,...

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Menial Work Matters

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“Excuse me. Could you spare some change so I can make a phone call?” Those were the first words Marc ever said to me. I heard them as I was walking out of McDonald’s in 2007 while I was in seminary in St. Louis. They came from a disheveled but very polite and articulate black...

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