Getting Canned tells my story of how I dealt with the problem of unemployment during the financial collapse of 2008. Thinking outside the box, I moved to Asia and taught English for about three years. I found a lot of opportunities and a new way of thinking I want to share for those pursuing financial independence.
I created this site to be an outlet to vent about work-life and job loss. If you wish to share your story about job loss just drop me a line. “Getting Canned” is focused on showcasing ways to prosper after a job loss, what to do afterward to find your next job or ditching office work entirely.
On Job Loss
Job loss is an event many may experience at some point in life. I had the good fortune of losing my job right as the Great Recession of 2008 kicked off. This led to me being long-term unemployed for two years. For two years I struggled with having no job income until I decided to think outside the box to ensure this never happens again. This blog is about the lessons that followed and how you can avoid the struggle.
About Site Author
I’m an mid 40’s guy who’s an investor, has some entrepreneurial experience, real estate investment experience, loves world travel, food, and computers.
After finishing up at my latest contract office job, I did a four-month mini-retirement in Taiwan to pursue a life with more freedom. This world travel wouldn’t have been possible without the many tools available to us all today. Believe it or not, after several months of travel I decided to return to work for the time being.
July 2020 Update: I got canned again.
Dec 2020 Update: I’m working again.
Feel free to drop me a line at admin[at]gettingcanned [dot]com if you have anything you want to share. I welcome feedback good or bad. I’ll help you if you’re interested in blogging or have world travel questions. If you want to do a guest post or share a story about job loss just reach out.