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Subject:  Re: Unwritten Rules of Wage Slavery Date:  2/1/2000  1:34 PM
Author:  sjk364 Number:  2804 of 794439

I'm really enjoying the give and take in this thread!

I remember--and resented--being told to buy my employer's product when I worked in the private sector many years ago. A co-worker was told to give up her temp. tax prep. job because it made our employer look as if he wasn't paying her adequately.

When I worked for various government employers over many years, there was the problem of lifers blocking my progress and the interference of politics in getting things done. In my most recent, executive-level position in government, a combination of a politician's egomania and co-worker treachery did me in. When I let my boss know I would be moving on when I found another position and presented him a succession plan, which I thought was the responsible thing to do, he told me to make the resignation effective the end of that month.

I am happy living frugally, but I wish I had prepared for a lengthy period of unemplo