Back to Work

Back to Work

Back to Work is an award winning talk show with Merlin Mann and Dan Benjamin discussing productivity, communication, work, barriers, constraints, tools, and more.

Hosted by Merlin Mann and Dan Benjamin.

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75: The Mayor of Perspective

July 9, 2012 at 3:30PM • 1 hour 27 minutes • Wiki EntryAfter Dark

TOPIC: Feeling Stuck in the Middle

This week, Dan and Merlin talk about a topic suggested by listener, @toddsandends: what happens when you're stuck enforcing rules you don't agree with?

Whether you're a security guard, an RA, a SysAdmin, a character on The Wire, or pretty much anybody else, sometimes there's just stuff you gotta do. Even when you think it's a terrible idea.

So, who's allowed to corrupt you, what's it worth, and how long is that going to be okay with you?

As ever, work is a lot of work.

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