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I have been working for a very large logistics company for about 11 years now. This job is the definition of corporate slavery. Everyday starts exactly the same here in my little slice of heaven (cubicle) by sitting down and hitting Ctrl,Alt + Delete (which is kind of ironic) to open my computer to which I have on average 100 to 150 e-mails to respond to. I talk to people from all over the world and there are many language barriers to overcome. I am an Air Export Agent and I ship shit all over the world. And for the record, I am very grateful to have a job like this in the times we live in. And given I did not complete college, there are many people that would kill for the job I have.

That being said, I hate this place. It might as well be a prison. I am one of the youngest here and it seems as every person here hates there job too. But they are in a different position than I as they have family's and kids to put through college. But today I realized I have none of these things keeping me here. I am 31,male, and single. There is absolutly NOTHING keeping me here other than the paycheck and the benefits. Something I have noticed about the common dot, is that they seem to be fine whith whatever turn this country takes and seem to have the mentality of "Oh well, all is lost". "Nothing we can do now".

On another note I know many young folks like myself that are waking up to all of this. We are all in agreeance that life is too short to work like a slave and many do not follow there heart and do what makes them happy for a living. Many also believe the world may end or start over in December. Problem is, none of the people I talk to that are aware of this have made any change in there lives. They continue to do the same 9 to 5 bullshit. If there were people who really believed that the world will end in December, I can assure you most have not done a damn thing to live out these last few months of humanity in happiness and peace.

I for one am done. I can't live like this anymore. And a few weeks ago I took the steps needed to get the ball rolling in order for me to do what it is that I love to do. Not much longer and I will be free of this prison, and I urge all of you to do the same. Take the plunge. It will be worth it in the end.
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That is awesome, good for you. I would love to do the same. However, I don't know how I would feed my kids or keep a roof over their heads.
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fuck em
The more a lie is told, the more people start believing it's the truth. As much as it's said, it doesn't change the fact that it's a lie.

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That is awesome, good for you. I would love to do the same. However, I don't know how I would feed my kids or keep a roof over their heads.
 Quoting: IndigoSerenity76


Thank you IS hf I fear this is the problem most are facing in these times. Many have children to feed and I understand that.
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sounds like you work for Fed X...... hows that Memphis weather? did I guess right?
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sounds like you work for Fed X...... hows that Memphis weather? did I guess right?
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Very close. St. Louis. And in direct comp with FedEx. hf
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sounds like you work for Fed X...... hows that Memphis weather? did I guess right?
 Quoting: YaRight


Very close. St. Louis. And in direct comp with FedEx. hf
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Well all I can say OP is you are a great position to have come to that realization at your young age. Take the jump and enjoy!

What are your plans?


And hello UPS! LOL

As for me “thankfully” I have a job I love
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That is awesome, good for you. I would love to do the same. However, I don't know how I would feed my kids or keep a roof over their heads.
 Quoting: IndigoSerenity76


Thank you IS hf I fear this is the problem most are facing in these times. Many have children to feed and I understand that.
 Quoting: SFAV



You're welcome & good luck :). One day I hope to come up with a solution.
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hello indigoserenety// are U really an indigo child?
can you tell us your abilities?
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sounds like you work for Fed X...... hows that Memphis weather? did I guess right?
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Very close. St. Louis. And in direct comp with FedEx. hf
 Quoting: SFAV


Well all I can say OP is you are a great position to have come to that realization at your young age. Take the jump and enjoy!

What are your plans?


And hello UPS! LOL

As for me “thankfully” I have a job I love
 Quoting: YaRight


Thank you. I have been in and out of bands most of my life. But lately I have been getting into Audio Engineering and creating my own Electronica music. I was able to network and get an apprenticeship under a well known DJ here. I just love music. All of it. And that is the only thing I see myself doing for the rest of my life. Making music.
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sounds like you work for Fed X...... hows that Memphis weather? did I guess right?
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Very close. St. Louis. And in direct comp with FedEx. hf
 Quoting: SFAV


Well all I can say OP is you are a great position to have come to that realization at your young age. Take the jump and enjoy!

What are your plans?


And hello UPS! LOL

As for me “thankfully” I have a job I love
 Quoting: YaRight


Thank you. I have been in and out of bands most of my life. But lately I have been getting into Audio Engineering and creating my own Electronica music. I was able to network and get an apprenticeship under a well known DJ here. I just love music. All of it. And that is the only thing I see myself doing for the rest of my life. Making music.
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Excellent music I am always playing the chill channel on Sirius satellite ….. good luck! I am going to add you as a friend I want to hear the music when you are ready to share it
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Very close. St. Louis. And in direct comp with FedEx. hf
 Quoting: SFAV


Well all I can say OP is you are a great position to have come to that realization at your young age. Take the jump and enjoy!

What are your plans?


And hello UPS! LOL

As for me “thankfully” I have a job I love
 Quoting: YaRight


Thank you. I have been in and out of bands most of my life. But lately I have been getting into Audio Engineering and creating my own Electronica music. I was able to network and get an apprenticeship under a well known DJ here. I just love music. All of it. And that is the only thing I see myself doing for the rest of my life. Making music.
 Quoting: SFAV


Excellent music I am always playing the chill channel on Sirius satellite ….. good luck! I am going to add you as a friend I want to hear the music when you are ready to share it
 Quoting: YaRight


hf
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1 star? How was my post Absolute BS? LOLZ gotta love this place.
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It's your life, one life, might as well be happy man.

Good for you.

cheers
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sounds like you work for Fed X...... hows that Memphis weather? did I guess right?
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Very close. St. Louis. And in direct comp with FedEx. hf
 Quoting: SFAV


Well all I can say OP is you are a great position to have come to that realization at your young age. Take the jump and enjoy!

What are your plans?


And hello UPS! LOL

As for me “thankfully” I have a job I love
 Quoting: YaRight


Thank you. I have been in and out of bands most of my life. But lately I have been getting into Audio Engineering and creating my own Electronica music. I was able to network and get an apprenticeship under a well known DJ here. I just love music. All of it. And that is the only thing I see myself doing for the rest of my life. Making music.
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You like techno? Get into organizing and promoting raves, working deals with the Israelis and selling ecstacy. Big $$$. Lots of pussy, too. Be the Dj, don't hire one.
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I took the plunge back in April for the same reasons you suggest.

I had the corporate job that I hated but kept me comfortable. I made good money, but spent my days doing something that I couldn't stand. I was stressed out and miserable.

So finally, after wanting to for more than three years, I quit. It didn't make sense to continue to trade my life for money continues to be devalued faster each day.

There was a brief period of doubt and anxiety after quitting my job, where I really thought I'd made a horrible mistake. That lasted for a couple of months, but it's gone now and has been replaced by a peaceful contentment as I now have no doubt whatsoever that leaving my job was the correct choice. It really was the ONLY choice if I wanted to truly live a life of meaning. This has become obvious to me now, but I couldn't see this truth from the trenches at my job, it only became clear after leaving the toxic workplace, from the perspective of looking back.

I think this is part of a process of becoming free. You have to get through that initial wave of fear and doubt that hits you after reclaiming your life. It is like the guardian at the gate, you have to hang in there and get past him without running back to the conformity of another soul-less job.

This what keeps people trapped, they can't get past this guardian. The fear of the unknown is too great.

Anyway, take the plunge, live your life, reclaim your independence.
"Chumps prefer a beautiful lie to an ugly truth."- Iceberg Slim
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It's your life, one life, might as well be happy man.

Good for you.

cheers
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I took the plunge back in April for the same reasons you suggest.

I had the corporate job that I hated but kept me comfortable. I made good money, but spent my days doing something that I couldn't stand. I was stressed out and miserable.

So finally, after wanting to for more than three years, I quit. It didn't make sense to continue to trade my life for money continues to be devalued faster each day.

There was a brief period of doubt and anxiety after quitting my job, where I really thought I'd made a horrible mistake. That lasted for a couple of months, but it's gone now and has been replaced by a peaceful contentment as I now have no doubt whatsoever that leaving my job was the correct choice. It really was the ONLY choice if I wanted to truly live a life of meaning. This has become obvious to me now, but I couldn't see this truth from the trenches at my job, it only became clear after leaving the toxic workplace, from the perspective of looking back.

I think this is part of a process of becoming free. You have to get through that initial wave of fear and doubt that hits you after reclaiming your life. It is like the guardian at the gate, you have to hang in there and get past him without running back to the conformity of another soul-less job.

This what keeps people trapped, they can't get past this guardian. The fear of the unknown is too great.

Anyway, take the plunge, live your life, reclaim your independence.
 Quoting: MK_Ultra


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I took the plunge back in April for the same reasons you suggest.

I had the corporate job that I hated but kept me comfortable. I made good money, but spent my days doing something that I couldn't stand. I was stressed out and miserable.

So finally, after wanting to for more than three years, I quit. It didn't make sense to continue to trade my life for money continues to be devalued faster each day.

There was a brief period of doubt and anxiety after quitting my job, where I really thought I'd made a horrible mistake. That lasted for a couple of months, but it's gone now and has been replaced by a peaceful contentment as I now have no doubt whatsoever that leaving my job was the correct choice. It really was the ONLY choice if I wanted to truly live a life of meaning. This has become obvious to me now, but I couldn't see this truth from the trenches at my job, it only became clear after leaving the toxic workplace, from the perspective of looking back.

I think this is part of a process of becoming free. You have to get through that initial wave of fear and doubt that hits you after reclaiming your life. It is like the guardian at the gate, you have to hang in there and get past him without running back to the conformity of another soul-less job.

This what keeps people trapped, they can't get past this guardian. The fear of the unknown is too great.

Anyway, take the plunge, live your life, reclaim your independence.
 Quoting: MK_Ultra


clappa
 Quoting: SFAV



You know what they say, when you lose everything, you find out what you truly have to hold on too.


I can personally say that I've already lost everything due to a work-related injury that is currently in court deliberation.

I mean, I lost EVERYTHING.

Car, Roof, Health, Livelihood, friends departed from me because I was useless to them now, family even turned their backs to me when I needed them the most.


Want to know what I realized?


I didn't need any of that shit to be happy. Not even family. Wanna know why?

Because when something vacates a place in your life, almost 100% of the time something or someone will step in to take its place.

Usually for the better.

So even though I'm in excruciating pain EVERY SINGLE DAY SINCE SEPTEMBER of 2011, and have lost everything I worked for, I'm happy.

I'm one happy son of a bitch, because I realized what and who really matters to me in this world.
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I took the plunge back in April for the same reasons you suggest.

I had the corporate job that I hated but kept me comfortable. I made good money, but spent my days doing something that I couldn't stand. I was stressed out and miserable.

So finally, after wanting to for more than three years, I quit. It didn't make sense to continue to trade my life for money continues to be devalued faster each day.

There was a brief period of doubt and anxiety after quitting my job, where I really thought I'd made a horrible mistake. That lasted for a couple of months, but it's gone now and has been replaced by a peaceful contentment as I now have no doubt whatsoever that leaving my job was the correct choice. It really was the ONLY choice if I wanted to truly live a life of meaning. This has become obvious to me now, but I couldn't see this truth from the trenches at my job, it only became clear after leaving the toxic workplace, from the perspective of looking back.

I think this is part of a process of becoming free. You have to get through that initial wave of fear and doubt that hits you after reclaiming your life. It is like the guardian at the gate, you have to hang in there and get past him without running back to the conformity of another soul-less job.

This what keeps people trapped, they can't get past this guardian. The fear of the unknown is too great.

Anyway, take the plunge, live your life, reclaim your independence.
 Quoting: MK_Ultra


clappa
 Quoting: SFAV



You know what they say, when you lose everything, you find out what you truly have to hold on too.


I can personally say that I've already lost everything due to a work-related injury that is currently in court deliberation.

I mean, I lost EVERYTHING.

Car, Roof, Health, Livelihood, friends departed from me because I was useless to them now, family even turned their backs to me when I needed them the most.


Want to know what I realized?


I didn't need any of that shit to be happy. Not even family. Wanna know why?

Because when something vacates a place in your life, almost 100% of the time something or someone will step in to take its place.

Usually for the better.

So even though I'm in excruciating pain EVERY SINGLE DAY SINCE SEPTEMBER of 2011, and have lost everything I worked for, I'm happy.

I'm one happy son of a bitch, because I realized what and who really matters to me in this world.
 Quoting: Archaic Mason


Sorry to hear of your misfortune. But I am glad to hear you are content. When we lose everything I think we are humbled and really cherish who or what really matters. hf
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Are you tired of 9 to 5 in a cubicle? Do you yearn to be outside enjoying the great outdoors? If so, manual labor may just be the career change you've been looking for! Enjoy slave wages, blistering heat, and shitty co-workers as you build the roads that make America great!
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Are you tired of 9 to 5 in a cubicle? Do you yearn to be outside enjoying the great outdoors? If so, manual labor may just be the career change you've been looking for! Enjoy slave wages, blistering heat, and shitty co-workers as you build the roads that make America great!
 Quoting: Charlie the Choo-Choo


You lack imagination my friend!
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Are you tired of 9 to 5 in a cubicle? Do you yearn to be outside enjoying the great outdoors? If so, manual labor may just be the career change you've been looking for! Enjoy slave wages, blistering heat, and shitty co-workers as you build the roads that make America great!
 Quoting: Charlie the Choo-Choo


You lack imagination my friend!
 Quoting: MK_Ultra


You're talking to someone roleplaying as a somewhat malignant malevolent "Friendly FEMA Train".
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Are you tired of 9 to 5 in a cubicle? Do you yearn to be outside enjoying the great outdoors? If so, manual labor may just be the career change you've been looking for! Enjoy slave wages, blistering heat, and shitty co-workers as you build the roads that make America great!
 Quoting: Charlie the Choo-Choo


You lack imagination my friend!
 Quoting: MK_Ultra


You're talking to someone roleplaying as a somewhat malignant malevolent "Friendly FEMA Train".
 Quoting: Charlie the Choo-Choo


True and I acknowledge that, but in your first post you equate leaving the safety of the cubicle to manual labor, as if there are no other choices available.

Posts like that feed the fear I was talking about. We need to empower people, not frighten them even more.

In reality there are no such limitations. I would propose entrepreneurship as the obvious new career choice, though manual labor (and many other alternatives) are certainly available to those so inclined.
"Chumps prefer a beautiful lie to an ugly truth."- Iceberg Slim
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I have been working for a very large logistics company for about 11 years now. This job is the definition of corporate slavery. Everyday starts exactly the same here in my little slice of heaven (cubicle) by sitting down and hitting Ctrl,Alt + Delete (which is kind of ironic) to open my computer to which I have on average 100 to 150 e-mails to respond to. I talk to people from all over the world and there are many language barriers to overcome. I am an Air Export Agent and I ship shit all over the world. And for the record, I am very grateful to have a job like this in the times we live in. And given I did not complete college, there are many people that would kill for the job I have.

That being said, I hate this place. It might as well be a prison. I am one of the youngest here and it seems as every person here hates there job too. But they are in a different position than I as they have family's and kids to put through college. But today I realized I have none of these things keeping me here. I am 31,male, and single. There is absolutly NOTHING keeping me here other than the paycheck and the benefits. Something I have noticed about the common dot, is that they seem to be fine whith whatever turn this country takes and seem to have the mentality of "Oh well, all is lost". "Nothing we can do now".

On another note I know many young folks like myself that are waking up to all of this. We are all in agreeance that life is too short to work like a slave and many do not follow there heart and do what makes them happy for a living. Many also believe the world may end or start over in December. Problem is, none of the people I talk to that are aware of this have made any change in there lives. They continue to do the same 9 to 5 bullshit. If there were people who really believed that the world will end in December, I can assure you most have not done a damn thing to live out these last few months of humanity in happiness and peace.

I for one am done. I can't live like this anymore. And a few weeks ago I took the steps needed to get the ball rolling in order for me to do what it is that I love to do. Not much longer and I will be free of this prison, and I urge all of you to do the same. Take the plunge. It will be worth it in the end.
 Quoting: SFAV


Hey I was in the same boat as you. Spent 6 years with a company that was run like shit and I also managed logistics for shipping of the company's product line to North & South America. It was very frustrating when you are doing your job and then have to clean up the mess when other 3rd parties inevitably fuck things up. Noticed the same thing about my coworkers. Everyone walked around like zombies and looked miserable. The older employees seemed to be the most lost and accepting of the shitty work environment. Non-stop emailing and people displaying piss poor attitudes and complete lack of reading comprehension skills and professionalism.
A manager who couldn't be bothered to provide the employees that she oversees with any pertinent information that might help them do their job better. A company that thinks buying bagels for the employees once a month is great way to boost worker morale! I could go on and on.

Corporate jobs can be very dehumanizing and really eat away are your self respect. Over the years I became more and more resentful of how crappy the company was run and how miserable people were at the office and how poorly they treated one another. Earlier this year I got the news that I had been waiting for, that I was part of a sweeping round of layoffs and I was overjoyed! My 'termination' meeting with human resources was like a birthday celebration.

What is it that you're going to be doing anyways?

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I have been working for a very large logistics company for about 11 years now. This job is the definition of corporate slavery. Everyday starts exactly the same here in my little slice of heaven (cubicle) by sitting down and hitting Ctrl,Alt + Delete (which is kind of ironic) to open my computer to which I have on average 100 to 150 e-mails to respond to. I talk to people from all over the world and there are many language barriers to overcome. I am an Air Export Agent and I ship shit all over the world. And for the record, I am very grateful to have a job like this in the times we live in. And given I did not complete college, there are many people that would kill for the job I have.

That being said, I hate this place. It might as well be a prison. I am one of the youngest here and it seems as every person here hates there job too. But they are in a different position than I as they have family's and kids to put through college. But today I realized I have none of these things keeping me here. I am 31,male, and single. There is absolutly NOTHING keeping me here other than the paycheck and the benefits. Something I have noticed about the common dot, is that they seem to be fine whith whatever turn this country takes and seem to have the mentality of "Oh well, all is lost". "Nothing we can do now".

On another note I know many young folks like myself that are waking up to all of this. We are all in agreeance that life is too short to work like a slave and many do not follow there heart and do what makes them happy for a living. Many also believe the world may end or start over in December. Problem is, none of the people I talk to that are aware of this have made any change in there lives. They continue to do the same 9 to 5 bullshit. If there were people who really believed that the world will end in December, I can assure you most have not done a damn thing to live out these last few months of humanity in happiness and peace.

I for one am done. I can't live like this anymore. And a few weeks ago I took the steps needed to get the ball rolling in order for me to do what it is that I love to do. Not much longer and I will be free of this prison, and I urge all of you to do the same. Take the plunge. It will be worth it in the end.
 Quoting: SFAV


Hey I was in the same boat as you. Spent 6 years with a company that was run like shit and I also managed logistics for shipping of the company's product line to North & South America. It was very frustrating when you are doing your job and then have to clean up the mess when other 3rd parties inevitably fuck things up. Noticed the same thing about my coworkers. Everyone walked around like zombies and looked miserable. The older employees seemed to be the most lost and accepting of the shitty work environment. Non-stop emailing and people displaying piss poor attitudes and complete lack of reading comprehension skills and professionalism.
A manager who couldn't be bothered to provide the employees that she oversees with any pertinent information that might help them do their job better. A company that thinks buying bagels for the employees once a month is great way to boost worker morale! I could go on and on.

Corporate jobs can be very dehumanizing and really eat away are your self respect. Over the years I became more and more resentful of how crappy the company was run and how miserable people were at the office and how poorly they treated one another. Earlier this year I got the news that I had been waiting for, that I was part of a sweeping round of layoffs and I was overjoyed! My 'termination' meeting with human resources was like a birthday celebration.

What is it that you're going to be doing anyways?
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Wow it is like you have worked right here in this very building! lol I'm glad to here you looked at your "termination" in that light. Thanks for your feedback. It's nice to know others are realizing this. ( I will be doing Audio Engineering )hf
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07/25/2012 04:47 PM
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Are you tired of 9 to 5 in a cubicle? Do you yearn to be outside enjoying the great outdoors? If so, manual labor may just be the career change you've been looking for! Enjoy slave wages, blistering heat, and shitty co-workers as you build the roads that make America great!
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You lack imagination my friend!
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You're talking to someone roleplaying as a somewhat malignant malevolent "Friendly FEMA Train".
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True and I acknowledge that, but in your first post you equate leaving the safety of the cubicle to manual labor, as if there are no other choices available.

Posts like that feed the fear I was talking about. We need to empower people, not frighten them even more.

In reality there are no such limitations. I would propose entrepreneurship as the obvious new career choice, though manual labor (and many other alternatives) are certainly available to those so inclined.
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Yeah, but admittedly it's the first choice everyone takes.

I thought the same way, but starting a home business is easier now than it ever was with the internet and all of the various technologies available.
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You lack imagination my friend!
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You're talking to someone roleplaying as a somewhat malignant malevolent "Friendly FEMA Train".
 Quoting: Charlie the Choo-Choo


True and I acknowledge that, but in your first post you equate leaving the safety of the cubicle to manual labor, as if there are no other choices available.

Posts like that feed the fear I was talking about. We need to empower people, not frighten them even more.

In reality there are no such limitations. I would propose entrepreneurship as the obvious new career choice, though manual labor (and many other alternatives) are certainly available to those so inclined.
 Quoting: MK_Ultra


Yeah, but admittedly it's the first choice everyone takes.

I thought the same way, but starting a home business is easier now than it ever was with the internet and all of the various technologies available.
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07/25/2012 05:41 PM

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I have been working for a very large logistics company for about 11 years now. This job is the definition of corporate slavery. Everyday starts exactly the same here in my little slice of heaven (cubicle) by sitting down and hitting Ctrl,Alt + Delete (which is kind of ironic) to open my computer to which I have on average 100 to 150 e-mails to respond to. I talk to people from all over the world and there are many language barriers to overcome. I am an Air Export Agent and I ship shit all over the world. And for the record, I am very grateful to have a job like this in the times we live in. And given I did not complete college, there are many people that would kill for the job I have.

That being said, I hate this place. It might as well be a prison. I am one of the youngest here and it seems as every person here hates there job too. But they are in a different position than I as they have family's and kids to put through college. But today I realized I have none of these things keeping me here. I am 31,male, and single. There is absolutly NOTHING keeping me here other than the paycheck and the benefits. Something I have noticed about the common dot, is that they seem to be fine whith whatever turn this country takes and seem to have the mentality of "Oh well, all is lost". "Nothing we can do now".

On another note I know many young folks like myself that are waking up to all of this. We are all in agreeance that life is too short to work like a slave and many do not follow there heart and do what makes them happy for a living. Many also believe the world may end or start over in December. Problem is, none of the people I talk to that are aware of this have made any change in there lives. They continue to do the same 9 to 5 bullshit. If there were people who really believed that the world will end in December, I can assure you most have not done a damn thing to live out these last few months of humanity in happiness and peace.

I for one am done. I can't live like this anymore. And a few weeks ago I took the steps needed to get the ball rolling in order for me to do what it is that I love to do. Not much longer and I will be free of this prison, and I urge all of you to do the same. Take the plunge. It will be worth it in the end.
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Hey I was in the same boat as you. Spent 6 years with a company that was run like shit and I also managed logistics for shipping of the company's product line to North & South America. It was very frustrating when you are doing your job and then have to clean up the mess when other 3rd parties inevitably fuck things up. Noticed the same thing about my coworkers. Everyone walked around like zombies and looked miserable. The older employees seemed to be the most lost and accepting of the shitty work environment. Non-stop emailing and people displaying piss poor attitudes and complete lack of reading comprehension skills and professionalism.
A manager who couldn't be bothered to provide the employees that she oversees with any pertinent information that might help them do their job better. A company that thinks buying bagels for the employees once a month is great way to boost worker morale! I could go on and on.

Corporate jobs can be very dehumanizing and really eat away are your self respect. Over the years I became more and more resentful of how crappy the company was run and how miserable people were at the office and how poorly they treated one another. Earlier this year I got the news that I had been waiting for, that I was part of a sweeping round of layoffs and I was overjoyed! My 'termination' meeting with human resources was like a birthday celebration.

What is it that you're going to be doing anyways?
 Quoting: ANHEDONIC


Wow it is like you have worked right here in this very building! lol I'm glad to here you looked at your "termination" in that light. Thanks for your feedback. It's nice to know others are realizing this. ( I will be doing Audio Engineering )hf
 Quoting: SFAV


Hahah yeah I thought I was reading something I had written when I read your post! I'm about your age too... Glad to hear you are moving on to something else... I'm taking the rest of the year off to unwind (luckily I'm in a position to do so).... 6 straight years of the 'Office Space' environment took it's toll on me...

hf

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fair play

im two weeks behind,but il join you in a fortnight

in Ireland itl be the midget strikes back!