9 to 5 Culture
Today’s work culture is incredibly unhealthy. People are depressed, hours are longer than they should be, everyone is overworked and underpaid what they are worth. As a result, bosses are nasty, your co-workers are just as depressed as you are and even more difficult to work with. It was not always like this. What are the causes? What are the solutions? Is there hope for anyone in the cubicle? These articles discuss life in the rat race!
For those who have made the leap from rat race slave to thriving (or struggling) entrepreneur these articles are here to help make things just a bit easier. Inside you will find advice about how to run a business, from the nitty-gritty details like payroll and taxes to the general guidelines like how to get rid of difficult clients and how to manage a team of great freelancers. It’s all here!
They simply do not teach you how to run a business in school. Even if you go for an MBA (an increasingly useless degree) you will learn about business theory and the stock market far more than you learn the practical side of day-to-day small-business operations. High school isn’t any better. Why don’t they teach entrepreneurship, money-management and small-business applications in school? Why are students so woefully unprepared for the real world? These articles explore these issues and more.
In order to make The Great Office Escape you need to learn how to manage your money. These articles tackle money using a practical approach, focusing on how important it is to view your financial prowess not as a means to buy things but as a means to earn your freedom from having to work a job you hate. Here you will also learn good ideas in terms of investing, how to budget your “Escape Route” and how to become better at saving for you (hopefully very soon) retirement!
Job Misery Support
Hate your job but (for whatever reason) you can’t quit yet? Just trying to get through the days? At your emotional wits end with your situation? This section of articles will help make your life easier. From handling a difficult co-worker to navigating the threats of a demeaning boss to trying to survive a terrible work schedule this section is the place for you… until you can escape your awful job!
Office Escape Lifestyle
So what is it really like to be free of the 9-to-5? This section features plenty of excellent articles on the subject covering a range of topics from adjusting to having a lot of extra free time to traveling in style. The section also covers reconnecting with your passions in life after having them drained from you by years of forced indentured-servitude. Read our articles about what making The Great Office Escape is really like and you’ll quickly be inspired to join the rest of the escapees!
Office Escape Routes
At the heart of this site is making your escape. How do you do it? Obviously starting a business is just one possibility. But what if you have no business experience? What if you don’t have any good ideas on how you can escape your awful day job? This section will give you some very helpful tips and advice on how to chart your course out of your miserable job and do something passionate and meaningful with your life!
The simple living movement got it’s start sometime in the 1970’s as a direct response to the consumerist madness that was overtaking the nation. In a world where we are bombarded by advertisements, movies and media always screaming at us to buy, to look better and to spend more it can be very difficult to escape your miserable job. This is because furnishing this type of modern lifestyle is expensive! In this section we cover the amazing life you can lead by eliminating extraneous shopping in an effort to keep up with the Joneses, learning to live on less and feeling like a more complete person as a result.
Streamline Your Life
These articles focus on your life outside the office. If you can make improvements in your health, your productivity, your sleep patterns and in other areas it will better prepare you for the entrepreneurial world outside the office. The tips in these articles will also help you make your escape from the rat race as you will have more energy, be organized and more passionate about the choices you are making. Learn how to make your life truly amazing here!
The Lighter Side
Sometimes you just need a good laugh. I you are tired from a long day of work, or better yet, if you are sitting at your desk feeling miserable you can check out these amusing articles. Sure, many of them are more whimsical than truly helpful, but laughter is often the best medicine! This section features some fun work comparisons and even some crazy videos. Just make sure your boss doesn’t catch you on this site!
Your Personality at Work
Know thyself. In your quest to make The Great Office Escape it is very helpful to look within for answers. There will be some escape routes that just are not right for you, while others are “the perfect” fit for your type. Perhaps your career is making you miserable simply because you are an INFP trapped in an ESTJ office! Check out these wonderful, original articles on the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, The Enneagram and other personality-typing systems that guide to a professional place just right for your type.