April 4, 2011

"You are afraid to run into people in the office for no real reason."

From a list of "10 Reasons You Need To Quit Your Job Right Now."


Pogo said...

Quite funny.

Ridiculous for all but those having an entrepreneurial spirit and no kids, but very funny.

Aside from a few adults (e.g. Althouse and Reynolds), most people find out their job is work and therefore a grind after awhile. And then you die, and people forget you were ever here.

And that's not the bad part.

EDH said...

Quick read only.

Does he say how many of reasons comprise a threshold for leaving, or just any one?

t-man said...

I'm sure Crack would just love this guy.

From another of his posts:

If someone is a drag on me, I cut them out. If someone lifts me up, I bring them closer. Nobody is sacred here. When the plane is going down, put the oxygen mask on your face first. Family, friends, people I love – I always try to be there for them and help. But I don’t get close to anyone bringing me down. This rule can’t be broken. Energy leaks out of you if someone is draining you. And I never owe anyone an explanation. Explaining is draining.

He seems a tad self-centered, in a New Age way.

shoutingthomas said...

I'm back to working at home after a year long stint at a fancy New York University.

What a relief!

Why in the hell does a programmer and multimedia artist need to sit in his client's office?

I wonder why the work at home thing isn't really taking off? If you're just banging on a computer, and who isn't, what's the point of the commute? What's the point of putting up with the office politics?

PatCA said...

This article reminds me of a thread at MetaFilter about this article and surrendering (or throwing yourself into the abyss as this guy recommends).

Maybe after obsessively chasing jobs or success as if we have more control than we do, we should all just give up and do what feels right.

edutcher said...

Can't speak to the others, but A is certainly the truth.

Fred4Pres said...

Funny and actually pretty spot on.

CachorroQuente said...

I'm not afraid of running into people for no real reason, but I hate it when it happens. It's much my preference to run into people for real reasons.

John Althouse Cohen said...

Oh, he's trying to be like Penelope Trunk.

bagoh20 said...

Do most people really think work is about feeding their psyche? Imagine all the products and services you pay for every day. Now imagine if everyone who did the work, who would rather be doing something else, told you to "take this job and shove it."

Mark O said...

Thanks for this. He's rather entertaining.

TMink said...



The Crack Emcee said...


Yeah, he's a pussy NewAge fascist, sneaking around betraying people because he's "afraid" of discovering someone else would have the balls to tell him what a shitty human being he is. He's one of Oprah's fools, talking about "energy" vampires, but always willing to suck blood himself and never willing to give. "Explaining is draining" for him because his punk ass will probably discover he's always WRONG, but if he doesn't discuss it, that can never happen, right? He can go around spreading lies on others in peace that way.

That guy needs his ass kicked for being such a perfect representative of what's wrong with this country. This is the land of the free and the home of the brave, not someplace where a man is "afraid to run into people" - and don't you believe for a second it's ever "for no real reason":

The reason is he's a weak-kneed, rat-faced cowardly relativist dickhead.

You're right, t-man, I really don't like that guy.

I don't like anybody like that:

Words is just words. Right is just right. Doing wrong should be corrected. What's so difficult for people?

I really don't get these covertly vicious fucking scared of everything rabbit people.

They are the drag on the rest of us because we got laws in place that allow them to get away with their bullshit. Kick their ass, which they deserve (and it's all they respect) and you go to jail.

Fucking weasels.

ken in sc said...

I forgot my Forbes log-in stuff so I'll post here. This guy needs Lexapro.

JayC said...

The number 1 reason to quit your job: you've broken all the promises you made when you ran for your first term.

But, I don't suppose the country will be that fortunate.

Carol said...

"I really don't get these covertly vicious fucking scared of everything rabbit people."

I blame drugs. Most these frantic fucked up yuppie graspers are taking one thing or another to keep the buzz going.

Carol_Herman said...

Quitting is not an answer!

There were people who loved Bill Clinton, and who worked for him at the White House. Every single time someone heard Hillary's heels marching into the West Wing, people FLEW behind doors. Even if the door they opened was a broom closet!

Nobody wanted to run into Hillary!

And, "quitting" isn't an answer. Hard to take someone? Well, then. Just imagine them in kneepads!

Take a TUMS.

ken in sc said...

Hey Crack, you may actually be right. A good beat down changes one's hormonal composition. I remember as a kid, I deliberately misbehaved every night, in order to get a spanking, because I knew that after the spanking I would feel better and would not get into anymore trouble.

Big Mike said...

For months after I left nobody could figure out my programming code. Because I had the ugliest code known to mankind. It was indecipherable.

Writing bad code is nothing to brag about.

Michael K said...

My partner used to say, "I hope they never find out I would do this for free !" We were having fun even though we were working our a**s off. We each wound up divorced. Still we worked hard and had fun. Then he started to get the big head.

I left after 14 years of partnership and just opened my own office and did my own thing. It was fun again.

Methadras said...

That whole article was just one giant pile of neurosis. It wasn't even funny, it was downright pathetic. Hermitage comes to mind.

David said...

That reminds me of before I quit, but I had reasons. Same result.

David said...

Excellent rant, Crack. World class.

Don't Tread 2012 said...

You mean in the 'they've found out I'm a know-nothing pretender' sense?

Is this a veiled article about Zero???

Fred4Pres said...

I thought the original post was funny, but crack is by far even funnier (and as usual right).

prairie wind said...

A clue: If all the stories are about how great he is and about how much money he could be making "if only", and more about how great he is...the guy is an ass. Goes for women, too, of course.

I'd guess drugs. I'd also guess big fat lies.

Martin L. Shoemaker said...

"You are afraid to run into people in the office for no real reason."

Wait a minute... Where's the Brett Hulsey tag?

From a list of "10 Reasons You Need To Quit Your Job Right Now."

It is! It is about Brett Hulsey!

wv: slise. Yeah, pretty much every time I swing the golf club.

William said...

There's a great deal of implicit boastfulness in all of this. I walked away. They begged me to stay. But you shlubs stick it out, and, if you leave, they won't even notice. See how special I am. Look at my works you mighty and despair.

Old RPM Daddy said...

Dang Crack Emcee, all I was gonna say was that this guy was a neurotic little whiner who never thinks of anybody but himself!

TMink said...

Carol, it can't be the drugs. I have used all sorts of drugs and they never turned me into that!

Of course, most of the drugs I used were illegal, so maybe that should be taken into account.


deborah said...

I don't think the guy's point is 'look at me, I walked away,' but that no amount of money is worth being under someone's thumb, that one of the irreplaceable commodities is TIME.

I think the linked post


is very thought-provoking, and I intend to try and begin to act on it. He wasn't being selfish in the one paragraph posted above; just warning against being sucked in by emotion vampires.

One thing, though, a dude that rich should be able to afford a decent hair-cut :)