Category Archives: Backstory

Set of postings describing the development of the FI mindset as it evolved over the years.

The Job Experience, StartupVille: Year #8

Up to this point in my professional life, work had been a constant challenge.

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The Job Experience, IT Plumbing: Year #7

It’s Year 7 of my employment experience, and it’s changing me.

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The Job Experience, IT Plumbing: Year #6

My second year at FinancialCompany is, in many ways, different from any other year in my life because I began working for a legitimately horrible boss.

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The Job Experience, IT Plumbing: Year #5, Part 2

In the last post, I barely spoke about the actual Job Experience at my new employer, FinancialCompany. Instead, I focused a lot of content on why I dislike the core makeup of office jobs. That’s getting changed, pronto.  For better … Continue reading

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The Job Experience, IT Plumbing: Year #5, Part 1

In late 2003, I finally quit my first office job.

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The Job Experience, Tech Support: Year #4, Part 2

Year 4, Part 2/2 It’s time to finish up year 4. In the first part of the year, I finally made critical lifestyle changes to enable a higher savings rate and remove a great deal of job-related stress. Here in … Continue reading

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The Job Experience, Tech Support: Year #4, Part 1

Year 4 All jobs eventually come to an end.  My tech support role died at the end of year 4. I didn’t get fired or laid off.  I left because it was time for me to go.  You’re probably wondering … Continue reading

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