Jarrod Ives, a former WunderHaus restaurant employee, works on his music Nov. 3 in a studio he built in Hot Springs, Ark. His newborn daughter, Ella, sleeps next to him. (Will Newton for The Washington Post)

For a lot of people the Pandemic has given us time to consider a lot of deep questions. And some of the lot-of-us are asking the following: Do I have to have a job-job?

Most are a “yes.” But some aren’t so sure.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2021/12/16/quit-job-what-came-next/

This story follows some folks looking for alternatives.

It’s an excellent breakdown of the splintering effects of the COVID on a single restaurant, Little Rock’s WunderHaus.

Yes a lot of restaurant jobs are the worst, but a lot of the worst jobs teach the best stuff, both about business and the business of being a better version of yourself.

When you’ve figured out some of the world for yourself, the path to improvement–should you have any interest, will be better mapped out.

Employees will be back within the next two years. It has been my experience that if you let them go do their thing–figuring out a bit of the world and themselves–they return all the better for it.

And they are ready to work.

-jd