In my life I have had the following job titles (in no particular order): Business Planning Associate, Partner Sales Executive, Business Category Manager, Senior Change Manager, and several others that all result in the same question from friends and family. To keep it simple I would always say, "I work in sales." But could people … Continue reading No Job. No Problem.
I am at war. At 6:00 p.m. I won the first battle against Old Fashioned Donuts. With the help of a late afternoon nap I was victorious over the urge to drive 40 minutes to Chicago's Southside in the pouring rain to buy a dozen donuts for my one person household. With that shop now … Continue reading Friends With My Benefits
Yesterday I did something that I haven't done in over a month. I woke up at 6:00 a.m., got dressed, and went to the office. Okay, let me stop lying. I haven't done that in months. Even when I had a job my mornings consisted of rolling out of bed around 7:59, scratching my ass, … Continue reading Second Thoughts – Tax Free Retirement
Ladies and gentlemen, I am here to tell you that we have been conned. Since the first time someone asked, "What do you want to be when you grow up?" we have been bamboozled, led astray, run amuck. We did not land on Plymouth Rock. Plymouth Rock landed on us! For as long as I … Continue reading No One Got Rich On a 9 to 5
Last week I got the virtual equivalent of being told to come to the boss’s office, shut the door and have a seat, looking over to my left and seeing the watchful eye of HR. It came in the form of a prioritized meeting on my calendar and a Skype call, but the effect was … Continue reading Thinkin’ of a Masterplan