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 a nice pension.

But all most of them do in retirement is sleep in, watch TV, overeat, and die relatively young. The lifers are all dead within a few years of retirement because they are quintessentially purposeless.

One guy died the day after he retired and still that didn’t make any of the others pay attention.

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