Un-Labour Day

So now that I’m a famous media pundit (really the only person one should talk to in reference to all things The Office), it’s time to say good-bye to the humdrum boredom of a bi-monthly paycheque and start the next chapter in my quest for financial stability.
This Friday is going to be my final day at the job I’ve held for the past 6 or 7 years.  Earlier this month, I informed those that needed informing that I was quitting. My reason for leaving is primarily one of feeling under-appreciated, as far as being paid what I should for the work I do.  I probably should have left two weeks after giving my notice, but, being the nice guy I am, I offered to stay on until the end of the month, to help train my replacements. Plus the extra couple of weeks of income will come in handy.
I quit without having any solid (or even loose-stool) prospects of a replacement job or career.  I have a couple of small projects that will get me through the next month or so, but after that, it’s a serious question mark as to how my family manages to maintain the low middle class lifestyle to which we’ve grown accustomed.
Qutting a job at the age of almost-40 (only days away), with a wife and a kid and a falling-down house and breaking-down car may be the most moronic thing I’ve ever done, but I’m hoping it will lead to a more fulfilling life.
It’s a rather scary step to take, but a step that I take with no concern that it’s the wrong move to make.
It was time for a change.  Rather than wait for the change to come to me, I’ve decided to find the change.  (yes, I’m going to be a pro-active bum).
So, this Labour Day, as the world celebrates, um, Labour… I’ll be celebrating Un-Labour.  Or De-Labour? Or Dis-Labour?


  1. Jeff says:

    This post can be the opening paragraphs for the autobiography, once you are rich & famous.
    If you get to choose, who will play you in the made-for-TV movie? (TV being your medium)…..


  2. Rob MacD says:

    Assuming I won’t be able to play myself? I always thought Philip Seymour Hoffman would do a good job of portraying me. I think it’d have to be HBO, though, before PSH would accept a TV role.
    Him, or Graham Putnam.


  3. graham says:

    Thanks, Rob. I could try, but I’d need booster shoes. I think I’m about 3 feet shorter then you…


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