Productivity. Output. Multi-tasking. Getting the job done. Efficiency. The bottom line. Overtime. Man-hours. The Boss. HR. Work. Work. Work. It seems we spend most of our waking lives at work (generally, we don’t) and our society is built upon the concept of work, the production of goods and services. In this special issue, the Reporter looks at many aspects of our working lives, from ergonomics to student jobs, from whether technology has helped or hindered us to the sometimes unusual spaces in which we work. Have a read. And then – get back to work!