• DeepCough

    In times like these, I look to Lester Burnham for guidance……

  • Will Coles

    I watch people that work 50+ hours a week but get paid for 40, who come in at weekends or turn up two hours early to ‘catch up’, who are told what can’t post on their own Facebook page & what they have to ‘like’. They get up, go to work, work, go to the gym, go home five or six days a week, all in the desperate need to pay off their mortgage & keep a family until they turn 65 or 70 to retire to an uncertain future.

    We aren’t evolving anymore.

  • http://twitter.com/TedHeistman Ted Heistman

    Jobs do suck, but sitting around watching t.v. while drawing unemployment sucks worse. (i’ve been witnessing first hand through a friend and it seems to be just about killing him) Of the two a shit job is better, because it gets you out of the house, interacting with other people and gives you goals. Ultimately the best thing is to be self employed with personal autonomy doing fulfilling work.

    For now, a day job, for me is a means to that end.

  • Juan

    A fucking job, the bane of my existence.

  • InfvoCuernos

    Yes, Devon’s post really is true! My illegitimate half-brother’s wet nurse’s fairy godmother makes $2995 a month popping pimples on the backs of MMA fighters and salting the craters. Want to find out more? Go to Ass25. con.

  • BuzzCoastin

    I’ve been gainfully unemployed for about 15 years
    but the first step out of the job game is the hardest
    it takes time to learn how to be free
    and it takes courage to learn how to be free as well
    The Dude Abides

    • Juan

      Hey man, any info you’d care to pass along to a fellow traveler about how you’ve accomplished this would be most appreciated. Freeing myself from this system as much as possible is my current project, so any suggestions from you in that regard would be most appreciated.

      • BuzzCoastin

        here are the basics as I experienced it:
        first I intended to find a way out
        I had ideas about how that should look
        but that got in the way of finding the best way out
        eventually I let go and things sorted themselves out

        I sent several years reprogramming my mind every day
        with content that I resonated with
        doesn’t have to take years, butt eye am slow

        I got scared a few times & tried to get back in
        but that always failed

        eventually I knew I was pretty much out
        by my own analysis
        then eventually I kicked the thing completely

        if I told you how I did it beyond that sketch
        you wouldn’t be able to find your own way out
        butt I can assure you this
        if you wanna get out, the circumstances will be so arranged
        hold on to your hat for the ride of your life
        just follow the white rabbit

        • Juan

          Thanks, that’s very poetic . . .
          If it’s alright with you, I’d like to continue this conversation but not here.
          Would you mind briefly corresponding via email?
          strocube@hotmail.com
          Cheers

  • BuzzCoastin

    school only trained you on how to get & keep a job
    it never even hinted that there was a way to live without working for the man
    that’s what a job is: working for the man
    in fact, they often hinted that no job meant abject poverty & degradation

    a few years ago I crossed the Vietnam/Cambodia boarder
    expecting a cash machine (duh) I was cashless & 100 miles to a cash machine
    as I was scratching my head about what to do
    and a guy on a motobike rode by wearing a black t-shirt with white letters saying
    “Just keep doin’ whatcha wanna do!” in English
    I found someone to drive me the 100 miles COD shortly thereafter

  • DrDavidKelly

    I havent worked for over 3 years now and it’s been bliss. I’m now a FT dad and I can remember the dread of the daily grind. I loathed my job and was only too happy the day I was able to walk away. I onced called in sick explaining that I had ennui, he asked me if it was contagious …

    • mannyfurious

      You’re living the dream. Does that mean your wife works, though? And if she does, is she better at coping with it? I work full-time and my wife works part-time. I’d love to be a stay-at-home dad, but I’d never want to put my wife through the hell of being a “breadwinner.” Please don’t read this as a barely-costumed insult, as I get the feeling it can be read as such. I’m genuinely curious how the situation works in your family.

      • DrDavidKelly

        Yeah you got it manny, she is the ‘breadwinner’ and yes she is better at coping with the bs of work than I am. She also makes more money than I could ever hope to. She can honestly say that she does enjoy aspects of her job and she gets to travel. But I do get to hear about the insane politic and her moaning on Sunday nights about the impending week of work. I feel her pain. I think Juan’s comment sums up my feelings towards working. So much for technology allowing us more leisure time, I guess greed took care of that.

        • mannyfurious

          God, you’re my hero. What I need to do is help my wife find a good-paying job that she somewhat enjoys. Then maybe I can get away with staying home. I do actually enjoy my work in and of itself. The whole “game” of working and having a career is just so distasteful to me. Mediocrity really does rise to the top. So at least I have that going for me….

    • Matt Staggs

      I’ve thought about calling in with existential dread, but “ennui” is funnier. And yes, it’s contagious.

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  • Hadrian999

    it’s funny how quickly we have been programmed with the modern Job/consumer culture pre WWI we lived a totally different way and changed almost overnight.