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red flag green flag system for work?

This is so hard to google and sort of time sensitive - I read something once about starting the process of finding what you love to do, and it involved going about your work day and noting all the different tasks you do, then marking them with "green flag" or "red flag" etc., according to how much you like or hate that particular aspect of the job. There was more to it, and maybe it was a book? I'd really appreciate it if you know what this was. I might have found it on Metafilter.
posted by peep on Aug 25, 2015 - 4 answers

How do people do their jobs?

Are there more podcasts (or books or movies) like the first season of Slate's Working? [more inside]
posted by ddbeck on May 7, 2015 - 12 answers

After 15 years in my business, I can't find work. WTF do I do?

Maybe you've had bad experiences before in your industry, but this being unemployed shit is all new to me. It's going on four months now, and I still cannot find work in my industry. I'm tired, scared, and broke as a joke. What would you do in my situation? [more inside]
posted by Snell's Constant on Jun 12, 2013 - 36 answers

Contract programming position questions.

I interviewed for a remote programming gig recently, and they requested a trial contract before making a final offer. I'd be hired as a long-term remote contractor (year+, 100% telecommuting), not an employee. I have some questions: [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 12, 2013 - 8 answers

Where's the Gift of Fear for the workplace?

What did you first notice about your supervisor, coworkers, subordinates, or office environment when you were about to take a job that turned out to be a negative experience? [more inside]
posted by ziggly on Oct 25, 2012 - 69 answers

At a loss for a job!

Need a Job Filter: Need help with recommendations for some jobs I can look into soon, with the degree(s) I have, and the work experience I have. Some fun and snowflakey details await you! [more inside]
posted by PeppahCat on Jan 29, 2012 - 6 answers

Butcher, Baker, Candlestick Maker: Tell Me More About Someone's Work

More non-fiction please! As a strange antidote to having to read a lot of dry academic articles, I enjoy pleasurable non-fiction writing about jobs and work. Books I've liked in the past include May Roach (Stiff); Atul Gawande (Complications, Better); Barbara Ehrenreich (Nickeled and Dimed); and Tracy Kidder (House, Among Schoolchildren). I'd like recommendations for more non-fiction along those lines. [more inside]
posted by jeanmari on Sep 23, 2011 - 36 answers

Hands on something other than a keyboard

I am tired of staring at a computer screen all day. I think I want to work with my hands and definitely would like to be out of the office/cubicle most of the day. [more inside]
posted by sio42 on Sep 10, 2009 - 18 answers

Ways to insulate oneself from the economic downturn?

Ways to make extra cash during the economic downturn? [more inside]
posted by mintchip on Mar 11, 2009 - 10 answers

How can two Seattle residents best go about looking for jobs in London?

How can two Seattle residents best go about looking for jobs in London? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 1, 2009 - 10 answers

Ich bin ein Berliner?

I want to move to Berlin. Is it a good idea? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 12, 2008 - 9 answers

Do I tell my boss about the other job?

What should I tell my prospective employers about my other concurrent working arrangements? Do I tell them about the other job? [more inside]
posted by PuGZ on Oct 6, 2007 - 9 answers

Attached to the copier... Help!

Fresh out of college, with an entry level job in a neat industry. What’s the best way to acquire as much knowledge as possible from folks who are in positions I desire? I don't want to just make copies and deliver the mail forever! [more inside]
posted by fillsthepews on Nov 12, 2006 - 15 answers

Is there a way I can work both these jobs without killing myself?

Is there a way I can work both these jobs without killing myself? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 1, 2006 - 29 answers

Where to go and what to do?

What should I do and where should I go when I flee the country? [more inside]
posted by soma lkzx on Jan 24, 2006 - 17 answers

Where/how/what do I do to earn big bucks this summer?

I just got accepted into a graduate school program in Manhattan, which is great, but I'm going to need A LOT of money. I have one summer to earn money before going back to school. Where/how/what do I do to earn big bucks this summer? [more inside]
posted by geryon on Mar 1, 2005 - 14 answers

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