Traveling is a new form of education. You learn a complete different skill set while traveling than you would from a textbook. Travel builds character and educates us naturally by doing and experiencing ourselves.
In yesterday's world, people worked 40 hours a week and took four weeks of vacation. This question was practically moot. If you didn't like your job it was pretty much part-time anyway, the benefits were glorious, and it just wasn't that bad.
Managers come and go and we don't have a say in who they are so waiting for them to morph into that perfect director is an impractical option. So focus inward and begin thinking about ways that you could better manage yourself to help your manger be better at his or her role.
Companies need to be flexible when integrating individuals into the workforce. Hiring managers often encourage job seekers to explain how their skills at previous jobs are transferable. However, are employers placing value on transferable skills?
Parents need to demand that their children learn math. Math literate citizens can will use analytical reasoning to see through the lies of government and the ridiculous insults from the mainstream media.