in the guise of luxury.

We have a pretty nice kitchen at my job. Multiple microwaves, toaster, coffee machine, ice machine, dishwasher, garbage disposal. Large refrigerators and freezers with room enough for everyone’s food brought from home. Big screen TV. An endless supply of paper plates and flatware (biodegradable).

While that seems like a nice gesture, what it’s really saying is, “We expect you to be here all the time. There’s no need for you to go home and eat. You can just stay here and keep working.”

in the guise of luxury.

2013 Reading List Update

Currently reading:
The Mind’s Eye by Oliver Sacks
The Murder of the Century: The Gilded Age Crime That Scandalized a City & Sparked the Tabloid Wars by Paul Collins

The Battle for God by Karen Armstrong
Is Everyone Hanging Out With Me? (And Other Concerns) by Mindy Kaling
Unknown Pleasures: Inside Joy Division by Peter Hook
The Nerdist Way by Chris Hardwick
My Wars Are Laid Away in Books: The Life of Emily Dickinson by Alfred Habegger
Permanent Record by Leslie Stella
Heat Wave: A Social Autopsy of Disaster in Chicago by Eric Klinenberg
Attempting Normal by Marc Maron
Banquet at Delmonico’s: Great Minds, the Gilded Age, and the Triumph of Evolution in America by Barry Werth

I’m developing a fascination with turn-of-the-century New York.

2013 Reading List Update