I study how individuals experience work day by day, what influences that subjective experience, and what the consequences are for performance. This is my major research program, building on the work-diary research that culminated in my book, The Progress Principle. My current projects in this stream include: (a) The effect of daily self-reflection about work on emotions and motivation. This multi-week online study, which builds on pilot studies conducted in 2012 and 2013, begins data collection on 1/27/2014. (b) The experience of downtime (idle time) at work. This series of experiments, with doctoral student Andrew Brodsky, is being complemented by one additional experiment to address reviewers' concerns. We plan to submit the paper to OBHDP by June 2014. (c) Attitudes toward and adjustment to retirement. This is my newest research project, currently in the planning stages. I expect to use a combination of in-depth interviews and surveys of individuals 5-10 years before and after retirement from formal employment. This project will likely be my primary research focus over the next 3-4 years.