Tag: job search

  • Kicking the Hopium Habit

    When my daughter was just shy of two years old, my wife and I were faced with a decision: to take away her pacifier—and endure a week of interrupted sleep as she cried her way to a pacifier-free world—or hope she would swear off her pacifier on her own, thereby preserving our well-earned sleep. It […]

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  • The humanity beneath your Uber driver’s star rating

    The humanity beneath your Uber driver’s star rating

    “How’s business?” “I’m not talking to customers today.” Well, this is getting interesting. I persisted. “What’s going on?” “Some guy gave me 2 stars yesterday.  And I drove for 13 hours yesterday and made $37.” When I booked my Uber on my way to the Houston airport, I noticed the driver–Anne–had 4.7 stars out of […]