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Work with Marty Nemko, 7/9/17: Would You Work if You Didn't Have To?

On the July 9, 2017 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, we ponder the questions, "If we didn't have to work, would we?" To kick that off, I read a short-short story I wrote that posits the world of 2050 in which technological advancement allowed everyone to live a middle-class lifestyle, with working only being voluntary.I devote the program's second segment to Workovers: Do you or someone you care about have a work-related problem? Call in and I'll try to help.

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Marty Nemko was called "job coach extraordinaire" by U.S. News and "The Bay Area's best career coach" by the San Francisco Bay Guardian. He has written 20 essays in TIME's Ideas section, and 1240 for PsychologyToday.com. Previously, his career column appeared for six years in the San Francisco Chronicle and then wrote The Big Idea continuing series on WashingtonPost.com and the Working it Out column on TheAtlantic.com. In his 30th year as a career and education advisor, Marty Nemko has served 5,400 clients and enjoys a 96% client-satisfaction rate. He is a part-time instructor of medical students at the UCSF School of Medicine.