I Lost My Day Job
Well, it finally happened. I became another victim of the modern “replaceable human labor” movement at work. I lost my job, and the reason given was that they wanted to create a new part-time job sometime down the line, and that the position wouldn’t be necessary.
So, while I consistently and unwaveringly shout the message “Escape your jobs!” to the world, I have nothing but sympathy for the unemployed/recently laid off worker. Life is plenty tough in an office or cube, but it’s even tougher being unemployed without much else as a means of income. No matter how difficult it is to find something else in the coming weeks to pay the bills, I will continue to write articles for my site (with more frequency now, because I have more time!) and hopefully continue to help other people like myself who are tired of the rat race.
If you would like to make a donation to help me through these tough times, and fuel my writing career/this website, I’d be more than appreciative! The link to donate is on the lower part of the left sidebar.
The Great Office Escape has given me a wonderful outlet for many of my thoughts and ideas, and I can also see that it is inspiring many others out there to make something more of their lives than waste away in a cold, depressing office for a paycheck. And I can say with certainty that this website and all it represents makes me feel like I am REALLY contributing something of value to the world.
I may have lost my job, but I’ve found my calling.
I hope I can help my readers on their journey to finding theirs too!
Getting Fired is GoodAugust 18th, 2008
Job Comparisons: Before and AfterMarch 4th, 2008
When No Job FitsDecember 13th, 2007
A Better Career – A Better LifeDecember 10th, 2007
I Lost My Day JobNovember 9th, 2007
jobot November 10, 2007 at 1:49 pm
Mike, this is the best thing that happened to you. Whatever you do, get a job that you enjoy, I beg you.
escapee November 12, 2007 at 10:37 am
I don’t have to tell you what an inspiration you are to me! I wanted to make sure you saw this post and the article she has linked to it:
Mike November 12, 2007 at 12:54 pm
It makes me feel good that I’m giving more to the world through this site than I ever did at my last job. I’ll definitely check out that link… that’s a great website too!