The world of work fascinates me.

Julie Laurin

Julie Laurin

When I was little, I wondered why the grown-ups always sat down at the dinner table for coffee. My parents would have friends over, they’d have coffee or drinks and they’d play cards. Every single time. I was a floor sitter; I liked sitting on the floor, starfishing, spreading out over whatever furniture was around. To this day, adults still hang out at dinner tables, and I’ve never understood why.

I also never understood why we’re so adamant about the 8 hour work day, why we have so many meetings about meetings, and why there’s almost always that one incompetent person in upper management that ruins it for everyone. I never understood why start-ups felt immune from needing to be organized, and why big corps felt like everything had to be overly bureaucratic.

As a business owner, and as someone who worked as a full-time employee in tech for 20 years, I decided to just blog about the working world. I just want to talk about how ridiculous it can be. I want to talk about what I feel works best, and what I think works worst. I like to think that I have an opinion on it all, and it’s an opinion that’s best shared in writing, preferably outside the constraints of a social media post.

If you want to check out my creative work, go here.

If you want to hire me, go here.

If you want to send me doodles or poetry, contact me.

– Julie Laurin