Solomon Jones takes a little – A LITTLE – time off

Written by on August 19, 2015

IT’S BEEN A WHILE since I’ve had a break.

Not that I’m complaining. When you are busy, it means you’re working, which means you get paid, which means you and your family can eat.

And since I am pro-food, it stands to reason that I am also pro-work.

There are those, including my wife, LaVeta, who say I am a workaholic. I think I speak for all workaholics when I say that phrase is offensive to us. We prefer to be called the work-ready, a phrase that avoids the negative connotations of our work addictions, while celebrating our industriousness with a term that’s politically correct.

So yes, I have a work problem, but that doesn’t mean I deserve to be work-shamed. Just because I’ve managed to finagle my way into working seven days a week creating multimedia content doesn’t give you the right to judge me. Not even if you think my work is glamorous.

When you’re writing two weekly columns, doing television commentary and hosting a daily radio show, there’s very little glamour involved.

Click here to read Solomon’s column on Philly.com

Illustration by Richard Harrington


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