“22 Crazy Perks You Should Ask Your Boss For”

So reads the title of an article penned by Ilya Pozin.

What struck me was the number of “perks” that were designed to make the work place more like the home place, that is, things not traditionally thought of as being at work – three meals a day, pets, sleeping/napping, massage and other personal care things. The message seems to be: “Stay at work and keep working. Don’t bother with any kind of personal/private life. Remove the ‘distractions’ that keep you from work. Work. Work. Work.”

Bad enough contemporary society squeezes out the very idea of a Third Place. Seems the push is to consolidate the First and Second into one amorphous Blob Place.

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