Blog Category: job

10 Things To Do If You Were Fired Yesterday

Then they told me I had to either take a 50% pay cut or I would be fired. If I was fired they would give me severance. I didn’t like either choice.…

Then they told me I had to either take a 50% pay cut or I would be fired. If I was fired they would give me severance. I didn’t like either choice. I had responsibilities. I was counting on the money. I was scared. I wasn’t expecting this. HR said, “I have to legally tell […]

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How Do I Know if I Should Take a Job at a Startup?

Imagine if someone asked “would you invest in this company?” Your answer is going to be similar. With a few additions. Here’s the checklist I would follow: A) Has the CEO built…

Imagine if someone asked “would you invest in this company?” Your answer is going to be similar. With a few additions. Here’s the checklist I would follow: A) Has the CEO built a business before This is not always reliable (Mark Zuckerberg or Larry Page hadn’t built businesses before) but there’s an interesting stat: 85% […]

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Reasons To Stay At Your Job

I used to love my job. Love it. I worked for my favorite entertainment company in the world. I would’ve paid to work there. I made friends at work. And on weekends…

I used to love my job. Love it. I worked for my favorite entertainment company in the world. I would’ve paid to work there. I made friends at work. And on weekends we’d even get together and play poker. Sometimes we’d even travel on vacations together. My boss would yell at me but I could […]

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9 Ways to Fight Fear

She called me this morning and asked,  “you never told me about that ex girlfriend who spoke French who you got pregnant. How come?” She had read my blog. I was afraid…

She called me this morning and asked,  “you never told me about that ex girlfriend who spoke French who you got pregnant. How come?” She had read my blog. I was afraid I had shared too much. I was afraid it would come back to haunt me. I’m tired of being afraid. From the moment […]

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10 More Reasons You Need to Quit Your Job Right Now!

The other day I met a guy who had worked for 38 years at GM. He wasn’t in the union and he wasn’t a high level executive. So consequently, when the rock…

The other day I met a guy who had worked for 38 years at GM. He wasn’t in the union and he wasn’t a high level executive. So consequently, when the rock of corporate safety in America over the past century went bankrupt he got nothing. No pension, no insurance, no savings. The unions got […]

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