Dispatch from an advertising future #178


‘This is the equivalent of free beer’: Confessions of a strategist on how wellness platitudes aren’t enough to curb burnout

It just won’t budge. I’ve tried opening more windows; joining more Slack channels. I’ve tried thinking about my mortgage. I’ve even tried holding my breath. It just won’t move. I’ve got to get it to go up. I’ll try tightening the band. Maybe swap wrists? Everyone else’s works properly. I haven’t seen Alex for days. Maybe if I take it off? No, that’ll screw up the graph even more. I got that look yesterday. Approval – how well I was handling my job. But then that look: “Is he working hard enough?” Work damn you! Oh hang on, it’s going up…