I quit my job in June 2017. I walked out with no future job prospects whatsoever, and headed to South America to enjoy a midlife crisis. It’s been more than half a year now since I walked out that door,
There are dead people (among the cubicles). I should know, because I was one of them. Thanks to a festering lack of motivation at work, my last year on the job turned me into a work zombie – until I quit.
Look to your left. OK, now, look to your right. What do you see? Are you surrounded by commuter traffic or cubicles? People who would clearly rather be somewhere else? Do you feel a numbing sense of Déjà vu? If so,
There’s a certain satisfaction to leaving a job on your own terms. After years of being told what to do and how to do it, the tables are turned, for just a moment. I am now 2 weeks away from having that conversation once again.
Like a lot of folks, Elon Musk believes that artificial intelligence will bring social disruption, massive unemployment, and general dystopia. I say Mr. Musk is wrong. Now, I don’t mean to throw shade on one of the most successful business-fellas of our time.
A Clocksucker is someone who wastes time, usually unintentionally. They are particularly common in large companies. They steer projects in pointless directions. They hijack meetings with endless bloviating, and they write massive emails which nobody actually reads.
2017 will be a big year for our family. We’re starting our Family Gap Year in South America. In a few months, my wife and I will both
- Quit our jobs;
- Take our kids out of school;
This is the view from my office….. Nice, right? How many people have such a view? Not many, for sure. It’s beautiful! I can’t tell you how many hours I’ve wiled away staring at that view, masterminding my Corporate Escape Plan while my boss thinks I’m actually counting beans.