Category: Work

  • I love my job – in the new economy

    This post is about my personal transition from career purgatory to loving my job. I have a Masters and was making 100k plus easy before I moved to Poland to live another life.  Yet since my return to the USA, I really never got my career going again. I was waffling. Some of it was the […]

  • My job sucks – in the new economy

    Yes, it is true my job sucks – What about yours? There is a difference between toil (having a job) and work. Toil is what you do to pay the bills. Work is when your vocation and avocation are aligned. The issue is most of us, but not all, are still stuck in phase I […]

  • If you do not like your job, quit

    I am not talking about quitting your side job, but your day job, leave it if you do not like it. What is stopping you? In my book, there are only jobs or following your dream. I guess jobs are good for temporary income to get you out of debt, but you better commit yourself […]

  • Consultant or Salary which is a better position?

    What is the best career path being a consultant or being a full-time paid salaried employee? I think people need to be more open to consulting.

  • Am I underpaid?

    Am I underpaid at my job? If you ever thought you are not getting paid enough, you are right. I have been in positions controlling salaries and costs for many years. It was one of the worst parts of my job because I always could see how low most pay scales were compared to how […]

  • The strange US job market

    The way I see the US job market The job market in America is strange. On one hand, there are scores of low paying 10 dollar an hour jobs in the private sector. In fact, many educated talented people are now searching for Walmart jobs, even just out of curiosity. There is no dishonor in […]

  • Working for another man’s wife

    How would feel about working for another man’s wife and children while your family is struggling to survive? Would that be fair? Well, this is exactly how I feel every time I hear about a new stimulus package or Federal Reserve Board of Governors pumping (printing) money to override market adjustments.  The purpose of this […]

  • Work for yourself

    Have you ever thought of working for yourself but do not have the courage?  You will always make more money working for yourself than a company. The purpose of this post is twofold; one, to appeal to your emotions on why you need to start your own company and the second, is a logical argument […]

  • Why I do not Work

    Why work? Work to live not live to work. Do not work for a title or more material possession or you will be unhappy. I make a pittance but I am happy. I live in the US and go to school in Europe for a Ph.D. I teach at a college. I also tinker in […]

  • Working long hours

    Working long hours is stupid If you are working 12 hour days, quit your job. Why? The only way you will ever do anything more than tread water in a capitalist economy, is by being capitalist yourself.  Not working for another man, not working for another man’s bonus and in essence for another man’s wife. […]