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Lately I’ve been commuting a LONG distance. 70 miles round trip. Per day.

I’ve written previously about the desire to shift to a remote work economy, borne out of frustrations I have with my current job, one of which is the insane amount of time I spend in the car each day (~2.5 hours.) Besides being a time suck that leaves me physically and emotionally exhausted, I’ve recently given a lot of thought to the carbon footprint of my daily commute. Just how much is my commute hurting the environment?

A lot. My 70 mile round trip, in a small…


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Only 28% of Americans plan to use all of their allocated vacation time in 2019. And this trend seems to be getting worse, as this article from 2016 points out, with 46% of workers using all of their vacation time in 2016, down from 58% in 2013. That’s insane. Vacation time is literally a built-in benefit that you’re paid for. Why American’s wouldn’t take advantage of this time offered by companies baffles me as vacation time is necessary to reboot, re-energize, and enjoy life. But here we are — Americans don’t take vacation.

Many articles address why Americans don’t use…


Stressed worker.
Stressed worker.
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In late January I received a call from the CFO of the mobile advertising company I had worked at for the past six years. “Times are tough. As a result, we’re going to have to let you go. Please know this isn’t based on performance…”

I was shocked. I had recently been promoted to a managerial role leading our west coast-based team of account managers. I loved my job. I loved my company, too, because I found the work invigorating and I was treated like an adult. I had flexible PTO so I was able to take time off whenever…

Geoff Calver

Client Services expert. Beer league hockey player. Outdoor enthusiast. Husband and father. Special needs parent. Tech and gaming lover. Vermonter at heart.

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