My career as a software developer lasted from 1998 to 2017. I enjoyed the part of my job where I wrote software. Solving problems with computer code was a rewarding challenge. However, I didn't like all of the crap that went along with it including:Bad bosses. One was a scheming, paranoid, racist, control-freak of a person, He would ask me and my teammates not to share … [Read more...] about Bad Bosses, Conniving Coworkers, And Team Buiding Terror
Minneapolis peeps (Minneapolans?)! Are you around this Thursday? I'll be at some meetups in your lovely city:The Minnesota State Fair: I'll be hanging out here most of the day. At happy hour, I'm meeting up with my buddy, the Physician on FIRE at the Ball Park Cafe, a block east of the giant yellow slide. Minnehaha Falls: I'll be here around 6:30, hanging out with my … [Read more...] about Ask The Readers: Could FIRE Set Fire To Your Marriage?
On Monday, I asked you what your ideal work was. Today, I'll tell you what mine is. I'm fortunate to have found work that I loved not once, but twice. I consider myself very fortunate because many never find the work that was meant for them.An Outsider Goes Inside I've always hated to be inside. Climbing this beats a day at the office any and all times:And, it's way … [Read more...] about I’ll Figure Out What I Want To Be When I Grow Up
If you haven't found it yet, keep looking. Don't settle. As with all matters of the heart, you'll know when you find it. And, like any great relationship, it just gets better and better as the years roll on. - Steve Jobs on work I have a couple pieces of information that you may find interesting:Early Retirement is not a goal. It's a tool that gets you time back. That's … [Read more...] about Ask The Readers: Your Perfect Work
“Most people work just hard enough not to get fired and get paid just enough money not to quit.” – George Carlin I saw this quote on The Simple Dollar recently and unfortunately, it really hits home. We have a big remodel going on and I try to do as much as I can myself. I've already run the electricity and plumbing. Soon, I'll be painting, tiling, hanging doors and putting up … [Read more...] about How to Kick Ass at Work