posted on Nov, 15 2013 @ 10:39 AM
No. This isn't the typical "I'm leaving ATS" thread.
I quit my job.
I'm not crazy, though. I'm getting a new one.
But as I sat in my office this morning, playing Candy Crush and waiting for an underling to bring sacrificial offerings from the village of Dunkin
Donuts, I thought about what my leaving has brought about.
I know this is purely anecdotal, but I think it relevant in todays social climate.
My supervisors (Overlords of Doom) displayed a variety of reactions to my leaving.
"How dare you!"
"Why are you doing this?"
"Are you mad, brah?"
In today's social climate, it is a buyers market for employers. People are hungry for jobs, everywhere. Employers can mistreat with near impunity
because people have become afraid of the job market. And a resignation is often met with shock and disbelief.
As a culture we have become afraid. Afraid of taking a chance. Afraid of going outside the box. Afraid of making noise or doing anything that would
bring attention to someone.
Government, business plays on that fear.
It keeps us under control. Be afraid of the healthcare issue!
Be afraid of unemployment!
Don't take chances!
As a culture, America used to be all about taking chances. Taking risks. I'm leaving a comfortable job for something more. Something different.
Something that is risky, but the pay-off is much greater.
We all used to do that, to one degree or another.
Now we're all "askard".
Well screw that. Those that know me know that I'm always the one who will be peeing in the oatmeal of convention.
Is it scary? Sure.
Is it risky? Yep.
Does it require a leap of faith? Yes.
For the next week or so, I will be in limbo. Between jobs, between paychecks, between financial security. But sometimes, like baseball, you can't
get your strikes unless you risk your balls.
Cheers, god bless, and I hope you find my little editorial amusing and enlightening.