Fun Work: The Nitty-Gritty of Creativity

2: Essential Workers Have the Right to Be Mad

May 20, 2020 Tiffany Verbeck Season 1 Episode 2
Fun Work: The Nitty-Gritty of Creativity
2: Essential Workers Have the Right to Be Mad
Show Notes Chapter Markers

There seems to be an onslaught of pandemic optimism. It doesn't leave much room for the rest of the human emotions — like sadness or anger. Right now, essential workers (and workers in general) have every right to be pissed. I share two stories from essential workers to highlight what they're going through and talk about how it's OK for all of us to feel angry right now.

Also, I offer a quick money lesson answering the question: What is credit, really? Credit seems like this nebulous idea that lives in the clouds. I bring it back to earth using the Gnaw Bone Store and a grocer named Billy.

Up next week: I talk about my first (and worst) job ever as a hotel housekeeper. There are some crazy stories in this one.

Shownotes
"
In a City Defined By Power, a Virus Has Seized Control," The Washington Post, April 2, 2020, https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/2020/local/dc-lockdown-coronavirus-24-hours/

"Calling Me a Hero Only Makes You Feel Better," The Atlantic, April 18, 2020, https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2020/04/i-work-grocery-store-dont-call-me-hero/610147/

Intro: I'm Pissed. Just Me?
Essential Workers Are Allowed to Be Angry
Money Lesson: What Is Credit, Really?
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