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Saturday, February 20, 2010

Costs of work....

Universally, the first reaction when losing one's career is to internally scream " HOW AM I GOING TO SUPPORT MY LIFESTYLE"

What lifestyle?

If you're an excorporate dink like me, you'll soon realize that you had it backwards.

Your lifestyle was supporting your career. Not only financially but emotionally and physicaly.

Accept that your carreer is lost and start enjoying everything that you lost with it.

Drink only with who you want.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

unemtirement

Initially startling and disturbing but gradually mellow and satisfying for the lucky and perceptive.

Suddenly the organization that's been paying you for filling your box on the Org chart has cast you aside and you've met the first condition - you're Unemployed.

Before one can consider a retirement internship (unemtirement)one has to determine one's coordinates on the Food/Shelter/Yuks grid.

If you're covering your food and shelter with money you don't have yet and your yuks are neccessary to help you deal with that fact, you're not ready. There are numerous retirement blogs/websites that will help you put off that first can of 9lives.

If you're fortunate enough to have the situation under control with the debt load reasonable, you can use the unemployed situation to understand and adjust your FSY coordinates.

My personal hope is that during my internship I can adjust my coordinates so that I reach my spot on the grid and retire.