Diary of a Network Geek

The trials and tribulations of a Certified Novell Engineer who's been stranded in Houston, Texas.


The “Benefits” of Being Unemployed

Filed under: Career Archive,Criticism, Marginalia, and Notes,Deep Thoughts,Geek Work,Personal — Posted by the Network Geek during the Hour of the Dragon which is in the early morning or 9:29 am for you boring, normal people.
The moon is Waxing Gibbous

Yes, there are some.

Returning to simple pleasures, like talking with my wife. Or, watching television with my wife and step-daughter. Losing weight because I “don’t really need that extra slice of…” or dessert, for that matter. A fire in the fireplace, or wood stove, is cozy and an opportunity to enjoy my wife. I learned that store-brand food, and other things, are just as good as the name-brand, and quite a bit less expensive. (We can feed three adult-sized people on less than $300 a month. Easily. And still buy beer once in a while.)
I may be a full-time employee of Loomis Fargo now, but I still remember what it was like. And, I’m not the only one who’s discovered some of these simple truths. David Dvorkin, who is still unemployed, has written an article about the “joys” of unemployment. Enjoy.

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