The corporate latter has its counterpart.

The Byronic Man

The company where a friend of mine works was recently Streamlined For Greater Efficiency, which means he was Invited to Exit so that his position could be Folded Into Internal Synergy.

(translation for those who don’t speak Doublespeak: The company’s going broke, so he was laid off after his position was eliminated)

In order to maintain some income during this period, he’s taken on holiday work at a big-box store.  He’s less than excited about the development. It got me thinking about a job I had for a while – one of those times in our lives when we look at our careers and think, “Well, this can’t be right…”

Now there’s certainly nothing wrong with working jobs like these; but it’s when you find yourself in a job that you know with every fiber of your being is the wrong place for you that wounds so deeply.  For me…

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