Of all the posts I've written in the last few years, one of my favorites is Resentful? Overworked? Face these painful facts about shared work.
The fact is, shared work is a very common source of argument and resentment among people - in couples, in group houses, at work, in families. Anyplace where people have to divide work.
I thought of the challenge of shared work when I was watching the movie Enough Said. (You know, the one with Julia Louis-Dreyfus and James Gandolfini.)
There are seven rules of shared work, and the movie highlights three of them:
1. Work done by other people seems easy.
2. When you're doing a job that benefits other people, it's easy to assume that they feel conscious of the fact that you're doing this work-that they should feel grateful, and that they should and do feel guilty about not helping you.
3. If you want someone else to do a task, DON'T DO IT YOURSELF.
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