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Subject: Re: I might be crazy but.... Date: 4/10/2013 11:35 PM
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Because of my uncertainy of filling the time void what if I came up with a plan to present to my employer to help me erase this issue.

The Plan. Seek a salary of 14K, They cover all medical/dental premiums, provide an auto allowance, provide corporate housing (I own a home in MN but rent in my current location)and agree to 8 weeks vacation per year.

This would create a savings for them of over 60K per year and the business would remain fluid and would at least provide me a glimpse of what slowing down truly means.

I realize true DD includes filling that time void but I can't wrap my arms around it yet. From a financial standpoint I am fine.

Am I crazy???


You're not crazy. You are institutionalized:

http://youtu.be/TsiFanovOSI

The Man has sucked the life out of you for so long you depend on those walls.

The first problem with your plan is that it depends on the Man for really important stuff like housing and health insurance. That's a no-no. To get out of the institution you should ask for additional cash and then buy your own housing and health insurance. Then you don't need the Man to provide that anymore. Then you can cut the Man loose at any point.

As a subproblem of #1, you framed your solution in how it was beneficial for the Man (saves them money!). You need to think how it is beneficial for you.

Next problem is what to do with all your time. In another post you mentioned all the things you never got to do because you were working. They managed to strip all your hobbies and interests away except for what you can do on Sunday afternoon. You actually can and want to do more than that, you need to figure it out. But it is pretty much limitless. This guy completed the entire MIT computer science 4-year curriculum in one year. At home:

http://www.scotthyoung.com/blog/mit-challenge/

If you subscribe to the Malcolm Gladwell theory that 10,000 hours is what separates the noobs from the experts, then in five years you could amazing at whatever you want to do. Playing the banjo or computer programming or whatever you want. That's gotta be better than working for the Man.
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