Posts tagged "fired"

Another End, in Search of a Beginning

On Saturday, I will be doing something for the very last time. I’ll wake up at 8:00, get in the shower, slurp down a cup of coffee, some Claritin and a multivitamin, put on my uniform shirt and nametag, and drive to work. Last fall, the first job I landed was at a chain store... Read more »

Don't Panic

A moment ago, I was updating my twitter with a somewhat scandalous message, as I’m wont to do. Go ahead, ask my friends. They’ll tell you. “Dan Morris? Oh yeah he posts crazy things all the time,” or “Dude, I wish that guy wasn’t on my friends list, but I’d feel all guilty for defriending... Read more »

Man of Action in a new year

The other day, much to my chagrin, I discovered that my car’s battery was dead. As a man of action, I popped the hood and dug through the glorious disarray of my garage to find my trickle charger, hooked it up to the battery and walked next door to ask if I could borrow my... Read more »
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Time Management and Winter Depression

I’ll admit, I’m a bit scattered lately. Certain pre-unemployment patterns of mine are beginning to emerge, and my grander focus is getting muddied. My drive forward has slipped, and somewhere along the line, I activated the cruise control. Things aren’t bad; I’m definitely better off heading into December than I was at the beginning of... Read more »

Advice for recent grads

It’s been more than a week since my last post, and I apologize for that. Things have turned a complete 180º, suddenly leaving me with more work than time. Freelance, day job and night job now mean that instead of limitless time and unengaged energy, I’ve got no time and zero energy left at the... Read more »

Nine Percent or Nine Point One?

Recently, the unemployment rate dropped from 9.1% to 9%. People keep asking me, “Dan, are you going to change the name of your blog from ‘I am the 9.1%’?” Of course, by “people” I mean “the voices inside my head.” Let’s be honest, I’m sure I’m the only one who cares about the name of... Read more »
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The End of The Beginning, And The Start of Something New

  Last week’s relentless interruptions to my routine ended up collectively as the harbinger of good things. Friday, I received an offer for a contract-to-hire position with a good company doing the right kind of work with a team of people I genuinely seem to like. Does that mean this blog is obsolete? Certainly not.... Read more »

Goals, Achivement and Clarity

Goal setting has been a perpetual problem for me. That grasp of the long term has always eluded me. Sure, I’ve been more than capable of deciding on a very general goal and chasing after it, but it dawns on me now that a more organized and directed approach could serve better. More thought up... Read more »

Support Systems and Behavior

  I’ve talked about how first thing after losing my job, I arranged to be the official school courier for my girlfriend’s son. That established more than a routine; whether I was aware or not, I had taken the first step in tapping my support system. If I’d been asked what my support system looked... Read more »
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Perspectives from the Event Horizon

In a flagrant disregard for local traffic laws, the first thing I did from my car as I drove home from my last day at the office was call my girlfriend. Not to vent, not be emotional, but to set up a routine of taking her son to school every morning. At that moment, I... Read more »
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