[ale] Philosophical question

Geoffrey esoteric at 3times25.net
Fri Feb 13 09:51:38 EST 2004

Matthew Magee wrote:

> I figure that any job will likely be miserable, so why not go for the
> money while your'e at it?  At least with some money, what little time
> I have left won't be wasted worrying over financial problems.

I would say that is quite cynical.  I will say that being in the work 
force for over 30 years, I've had some great jobs and I've had some 
lousy jobs.  The bottom line is, keep your skills up, so that when you 
find you're in that lousy job, moving on is not painful.  Although I 
spent 26 years at AT&T, I held a number of positions.  When I got bored, 
or changes were not for the better, I moved on.  My last 15 years with 
AT&T I worked for 4 different organizations, two of which were with the 
labs.  Every change was my decision.  Finally, I left on my terms.  Oh 
yeah, I had a lot of luck too.

Until later, Geoffrey                     Registered Linux User #108567
Building secure systems inspite of Microsoft

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