Taking a Vacation After Getting Fired

Southern Taiwan

Modern life often has us on a treadmill that can make enjoying life a challenge. Our time typically falls into two categories throughout our career. Gross oversimplification, but I’m talking about time employed and time unemployed. But there is a third category that arises once every few years for many people. TIME WHILE EMPLOYED “Time employed” is the default …

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Breaking Job Interview Rules and Still Getting Hired.

Well, one of the ideas of this blog has been validated.    Getting canned can often result in putting you in a better situation in the long run.   It took less than three weeks from my termination date, but I’ve now got a contract with a new employer that on first appearances seems to be …

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3 Reasons Your Office Job is Killing You.

Old man

Have you ever taken a look at some of the folks that have hung around an office a bit too long and made it all the way to traditional retirement age?   It’s not always a pretty sight.  Maybe getting fired from your job is a blessing in disguise.   Work takes its toll.  Decades of sitting …

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Need to Rollover a 401k? Consider This.

Move your money

If you’ve recently lost your job and have money in a 401k, there’s a good chance you may want to roll that money over to a new broker with more options. These days robo-advisors are a popular choice to automate investing and that can make saving for retirement easier. You just set it and forget …

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“And then they switched from the Swingline to the Boston stapler”

Get fired?

After close to four years at my corporate cubicle hell open workspace hell,  I reached the end of my PIP.   The hammer dropped.   I was gracefully dismissed and was escorted to the exit.    It’s ok…I honestly should have quit two years ago when they switched from the Swingline to the Boston Stapler. Would you …

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