Reverse Engineering

Our jobs are silly duties we’re willing to tolerate in exchange for money we can use on larger goals. Everything else being the same, you’d just as well shovel septic sludge all day, restore order in the mentally traumatized, harvest organs for malevolent overlords, or provide skilled legal advice to extract good peopleĀ  from the…

Stay Unloyal

They’ll fire you the instant money dries up, or hold back raises and bonuses when their poor financial planning creates an economic squeeze. Staying loyal means getting set up for stagnation and then led to the slaughter. Every sacrifice you make for a company will be forgotten when they have to make a hard decision…

Hardball

The job listing advertised for one of my specialties, offering a salary tens of thousands more than what I was making, so I snuck away at lunch and called the recruiter. She told me they had been trying to fill the position for a year and the high salary listed was an error in data…