Working for the Man Sucks

If you have a regular job, or have experienced a layoff, you know what I mean. Working for “the man” absolutely sucks! Sure, the illusion of a 9-5 job with a guaranteed paycheck is pretty “sweet” — until you face the fact that there is no job security — especially in an employment at will state, like New York

The man isn’t interested in your personal growth or enrichment — he (or she) is interested in the bottom line. Instead of offering flexibility and independence, the man’s world is governed by policy and procedure. Instead of paying you what you are worth, the man is skimming the value that you add to the company and keeping it for the himself.

Don’t even get me started on office politics. We all know crappy bosses that reward employees that stroke their “ego”, while ignoring or mis-treating the best workers. It’s pretty frustrating when your hard work isn’t recognized or appreciated.

In my experience, workers are looking for an interesting job that offers a Work / Life balance. A secure job with a positive culture, that offers good compensation. A place where there is an opportunity to learn and an ability to grow. A place where jeans in the office and half day Fridays are the norm.

Having worked as both a corporate exec and an entrepreneur who has built several businesses, I don’t believe that the traditional workplace is suited to the needs of the modern worker. I believe the future lies with Coworking.

Coworking is a style of work that involves a shared working environment, often an office, and independent activity. Unlike in a typical office environment, those coworking are usually not employed by the same organization. Typically it is attractive to work-at-home professionals, independent contractors, or people who travel frequently who end up working in relative isolation. Coworking is also the social gathering of a group of people who are still working independently, but who share values, and who are interested in the synergy that can happen from working with like-minded talented people in the same space.

Coworking offers a solution to the problem of isolation that many freelancers experience while working at home, while at the same time letting them escape the distractions of home.

I feel so strongly about this concept that I am opening up a co-working space at the Capital District Farmers Market in Menands, NY.

I’m looking for awesome Digital Marketers, Social Media Marketers, Writers, SEO’s and tech folks

If interested, shoot me an email: chuck (at) chuckprice.org

Membership cost is set at $0 – that’s right until we add more bells and whistles, it’s FREE

The office is less than 5 minutes from the intersection of I90 & 787, the space has tons of natural light, is the Veggie center of the capital region and has His & Her Gyms on site — not to mention an antique tractor out front.

Digital Marketers, Social Media Marketers, Writers, SEO’s and tech folks can count on regular assignments, if they are looking for work.

Plenty of Free Parking

Moped and scooter friendly

If you are an entrepreneur working out of your house, looking for social & professional stimulation and / or more work, this is the place for you. Unlike the load of crap that appears on the pages of craigslist every day, this is the real thing. If you’re ready for a NEW kind of work experience, I want to hear from you. If you are looking to get hired by a traditional company – this ISN’T for you. I’m not hiring – I’m looking for coworkers!

My name is Chuck Price and I run Measurable SEO. I’m a featured speaker at Digital Marketing Conferences and write for leading internet marketing blogs, including Search Engine Watch and Search Engine Journal. I’m a stickler when it comes to customer service and rant both positively and negatively about my customer service experiences here at my personal blog ChuckPrice.org. My email is chuck(at)chuckprice.org

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