Chapter One. The Trouble with Work

"It's just another manic Monday."The Bangles[1]

You dread, dislike, or even hate your job, but you are going anyway. What else can you do?

You could take drugs. Prescription anti-depressants are on the rise,[2] and disgruntled employees are surprisingly forthright in claims that they need the pills to make it through the week. And then there are other drugs, obtained without a prescription, and less likely to be mentioned.

You could "get a spouse who complains a lot and have a few kids." This suggestion comes from a Dilbert character who suggests making work better by turning it into the lesser of two evils.[3] The same approach might work equally well using inconsiderate roommates or a leaky roof in a rainy ...

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