Exit Strategy Update: Is it best to quit your job face to face?

Following on from posts like the one ways to quit, quitting etitquette¬†and shit I quit, I thought I’d give you all an update on how things went… Continue reading “Exit Strategy Update: Is it best to quit your job face to face?”

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The Importance of Being Earning

 

There’s a lot of talk within the FIRE community that says that in general work is bad and how life would be so much better. But I think that that’s not the whole story. There’s something to be said about earning money through work. Continue reading “The Importance of Being Earning”

Gardening Leave: or the benefits of white collar privlege

Today is my first day back at work since I handed in my notice. I decided that coming into work would be a waste of my time and I’m “working from home” in the loosest sense. Lucky me or what? Continue reading “Gardening Leave: or the benefits of white collar privlege”

Modern Communications: or the paradox of how being interconnected makes us have little to say to one another

Years ago I went on holiday for 2 weeks and didn’t bring my phone. It was about 2011 or 12 but looking back – it didn’t seem that big a deal but it is nowadays. Continue reading “Modern Communications: or the paradox of how being interconnected makes us have little to say to one another”

Exit Strategy: Is it best to quit your job face to face?

I’m in my other office today in expectation that my Mr Manager would be in and I could have a heart-to-heart with him and hand in my notice. But Mr Manager has worked from home today and I won’t see him for a week. What to do??? Continue reading “Exit Strategy: Is it best to quit your job face to face?”

Franchisestein – how franchises are making life both miserable for their poor workers

 

I read this article about Costa Coffee*. And it really made me sad that there are so many people forced to work in these shitty jobs and have to endure inhumane treatment at the hands of the franchise licensee. Stop the chains, drink independent coffee! Continue reading “Franchisestein – how franchises are making life both miserable for their poor workers”

Why isn’t franchising talked about in the FI community?

Of all the get rich quick schemes that the FI comes up with (gold, property, bitcoin), franchising is seldom discussed. I’m not trying to sell franchises – but maybe they deserve a closer look? Continue reading “Why isn’t franchising talked about in the FI community?”

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