Browsing tag: Jobs

The closer I get to early retirement, the tougher it becomes to wait for it. Virtually every day, I am conscious of the fact that I’m still “going to work”, even though I am close to the end. I am still working, checking email, writing reports, answering phone calls. It’s still happening. I know the end […]

7 things I learned working in corporate America

Published June 22, 2016   Posted in How to Think

While my time working a full-time job is slowly drawing to a close, I will never forget the lessons I learned meandering my way through the “grind”. The fact is corporate America was not what I had expected it to be coming out of college. In some ways, it was better, but in others, not […]

It is okay to love your job! Really, it is!

Published June 20, 2016   Posted in How to Think

I spend a lot of time writing about the virtues of early retirement from full-time work and enjoying my days without a schedule, drinking coffee outside of our Airstream at 9am and pondering what the hell I’m going to do that day. That’s mainly because I derive very little satisfaction out of my job. In […]

What a layoff at work taught me about jobs

Published April 4, 2016   Posted in How to Think

I had finally done it. After working a few years on the east coast to establish my career straight out of college, I got an amazing opportunity to move out west – to Arizona, where I truly wanted to live. And so I moved, and life was damn great. This was back in 2007, and […]

The awesomeness of not being important

Published October 19, 2015   Posted in How to Think

You know how awesome it is to not be important?  To be that guy who comes into work every day, does his job and goes home?  The guy who never volunteers for additional work, never has his nose up the ass of his superiors, the guy who couldn’t seem to care any less about the next […]

How much is your job really costing you?

Published September 23, 2015   Posted in How to Save

Whenever we, as human beings in need of money to maintain our livelihoods, think of our jobs and what they provide for our lives, one of the more common elements is, of course, how much they pay us to do those jobs. Unfortunately, far too few of us take the time to learn about the flip […]

Financial independence for the non-early retiree

Published August 31, 2015   Posted in How to Think

What if I have no plans to retire early?  Is financial independence all that important then?  In fact, why should I give a damn about this whole FI thing if I love my job and am perfectly okay working into my 60s doing something that brings a smile to my face? Because some day, your job […]

Jobs are funny things, and so is quitting!

Published August 17, 2015   Posted in How to Think

Throughout my career, I’ve worked for a variety of organizations. Fresh out of college as an eager young lad, I started in a huge 70,000+ person multi-national corporation. I then worked for a small, 30-ish person startup before quitting and joining a not-for-profit organization in the healthcare industry. And today, I work for a startup-turned-big-boy-company […]

Why I quit my job as a high level manager

Published December 18, 2014   Posted in How to Think

I admit it – I spent the majority of my early working life looking for the next big promotion.  Everybody wants to be the boss, and I drove into work each and every day with a big smile on my face, making a conscious effort to say the right things around the right people, to better […]