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The Standard Work Day is Bullshit

It’s taken for granted isn’t it? A simple fact of life?

When you become a grown-up you quickly sally forth into the land of the employed, destined to spend the next 40 years working that same 40 hour week, those same 8 hour days of labour and toil.

Sure some of us may work less regular hours, night shifts or RDO’s but for the overwhelming majority however, these are our allotted hours of labour.

Your reward for this of course is a pay-check at the end of the week and that blissful Friday afternoon clock-off.

You know what? This whole idea shits me to tears.
(Pardon my Australian)

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Does Rich = Successful? What Defines Success?

I have a quick question for you dear reader, and what makes this a good question is that there is no single answer… but in asking it I hope to encourage you to question your goals and your dreams just as it has made me question mine.

What does it mean to be successful?

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Cocktails and Condolences.

Well hey there strangers, long time no see!

First things first, before I begin this brain-fart of a post – please let me share a sincere apology for not posting last week. I’m have no doubt that there were hugs, tears, tantrums and crises but I’m happy to say that I am still alive and kicking and raring to go once more!

So what’s been happening in my world, I hear you asking?

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What Exactly Is Uber? And Why Should I Care?

Uber. Airbnb. EatWith.

Any of these ringing a bell?

They probably aught to, because these three companies are prime examples of a fairly recent trend in business that effectively sells the services of one customer to another (Commonly referred to as a Sharing Economy).

“Okay cool parentheses Alex”, I hear you saying, “but why should I care?”

Well firstly I don’t appreciate your tone, and secondly the reason you should care is because this movement may just change the way we think about business forever. Worldwide.

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Am I Sleeping On The Job? Let’s Learn To Sleep Smart.

Lately I’ve been trying to work out how to sleep properly.

I don’t mean that I’ve been falling out of bed during the night, or waking up the wrong side up, but instead that I’ve been experimenting with when I go to sleep and how long I try to stay asleep. The results have been… frustrating and confusing to say the least.

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Statement of Intentions (Though hardly as boring as that sounds)

Hello and welcome to the first post of Engineer My Way.

My name is Alex and I plan on filling this blog with the mess of ideas, tactics and practices that I will encounter on my road to independence in the field of engineering.

I have barely begun this journey but I eagerly await each step and I welcome any and all along for the ride!

Thanks for reading and kind regards,

Alex