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Subject:  Re: Unwritten Rules of Wage Slavery Date:  2/2/2000  12:15 PM
Author:  BuildMWell Number:  2909 of 741768

I am a poker player. I look at my career as one big poker game. Each year is a number of hands. I anti up on January 1 and can cash out every December 31.

I look back at the hands and see what cards were deal me (salary, bonus, promotions, etc.) and I look at the pot (My 401 K, retirement account or pension). If I do not like the table (My employer) I can move on. There are other tables out there. They may be better or worse, but they are out there.

But, I am a valuable part of any game because I contribute to the pot. Once the pot is rich enough, you can cash out at any time. It is your choice.

The game is much more fun when you are in the position to cash out (retire) whenever you wish. I retired at 49. Now the game is Wall Street. I love this table.
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