Hire more workers or do less business — the options aren't great.
The hit Apple TV+ series "Severance" offers searing commentary on corporate values, organized labor and finding purpose at work.
Catherine Fink of Colorado said this was the year she felt "most frazzled, just in terms of having to be basically at three full-time jobs."
But that "mission critical" work, especially during a labor shortage, isn't always recognized and doesn't necessarily lead to advancement.
For Sam Desai, vice president at RM Metals, a year of tariffs on his balance sheet changed his work habits.
It's a tricky balancing act between working hard and playing hard.