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Jem Walker

Jem Walker

State of Colorado
  • I've always called this "hustle fetishism". It's what alienated me the most when I joined the workforce properly, and it's a philosophy I don't think I'll ever be able to accept. The idea that putting in more hours to "get ahead" and committing absolutely everything to your job is the way to achieve

    I've always called this "hustle fetishism". It's what alienated me the most when I joined the workforce properly, and it's a philosophy I don't think I'll ever be able to accept. The idea that putting in more hours to "get ahead" and committing absolutely everything to your job is the way to achieve professional fulfilment frankly just creeps me out. (It probably doesn't help that I'm a European in the United States, a country which took the political economy of a colonizing, industrial Britain and sustained it though the technological revolution to produce... this.) If you work until it hurts, there are priorities that need to be reassessed. Chances are, you're not just unhappy, you're not even as productive as you could be.