Dying In The Office

Some truth is on display in the office, particularly in the unhealthy lifestyles of your prole coworkers. You hear their stories of drinking binges, entertainment binges, and utter neglect of physical activity they know is destroying them. There’s no way to hide the results on plain display to all. They are wheezing pictures of wrecked…

Bordain’s Suicide By Job

Bordain’s public persona talked him into a corner with the convincing line that he had the best job in the world. He repeated that mantra as an opiate to sooth him from the brutal consequences of his self-imposed schedule of exhaustion. Lonely moments of reflections gave insight on the pointlessness of making yet another disposable…

Tom Petty Run Ragged

Pop musicians make almost all their income from concerts, so once a tour is planned it has to be completed no matter the condition of the performers who gradually deteriorate as it wears on. A famous frontman might already be wealthy enough to cancel concert dates and accept the loss of income, but other parts…

Quitting Feels Like Death

When you first hear news of a co-worker resigning, it feels like a small death. Everything you’ve come to appreciate about them for so long will no longer be yours to enjoy, and they will be gone forever. Even though they gave two weeks notice, each day you are staring at a ghost. Their impending…

Careers are a prison sentence

Email from Lowell: My job for the federal government is full of people who treat it like a prison sentence. “I get to retire in 6 years, 13 weeks, and 3 days” they say like inmates enduring a long punishment until they can finally get free to do something of their own choosing and take…