Daily Podcast: Quitting Time

Robert Farago
by Robert Farago
daily podcast quitting time

God knows I've been fired from enough jobs to know the relief and exaltation that accompanies summary dismissal. Of course, my current status as a middle-aged, twice-married father of four has put a bit of edge into that concept. But I can certainly recommend getting fired to any young man and woman who isn't staring at the business end of $1.2m worth of private school tuition. As for quitting, well, that's even better. Cocaine has nothing on the high you get from knowing you never have to set foot in that m-effing workplace again as long as you live. That said, I know there must be readers who love their jobs; sensitive souls who would be devastated if they got the old heave-ho or "had" to leave. Get over it. It's one of those Shiva deals: creation depends on destruction. If you get too comfortable in a job you're not creating personal growth, Dude. I offer these words of wisdom to Mr. LaSorda, who should unfurl that 24K parachute and jump. From what I know about The Big 2.8, from what I can see heading their way, now's a great time to tell Nardelli to take his North American Sales, International Sales, Global Marketing, Product Strategy and Service and Parts and shove it. The only Chrysler you need Tommy boy is a vintage machine sitting in your humidity-controlled garage.

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  • Rtz Rtz on Sep 06, 2007

    First thing a lot of people do when they win the lotto is to buy something. First thing I'm going to do is get rid of something. My job! I'm eligible for early retirement at 50. I'm taking it.

  • Robert Schwartz Robert Schwartz on Sep 06, 2007

    "I would think that Toyota buying Chrysler would run into stiff opposition on anti-trust grounds." More importantly, Toyota will not buy any company with a UAW contract.

  • Sherman Lin Sherman Lin on Sep 07, 2007

    Roger Hislop "Or, maybe, he’s tired of going “ooh, ah! goodness my head is getting sore from bumping up against that occidentally-polarised glass ceiling all the time…” " Hmmm last time I checked GM Ford and Chrysler have never been run by a woman, an African American or an Asian at the top and yet its Toyota that has a glass ceiling?

  • David C. Holzman David C. Holzman on Sep 07, 2007

    Love that '59 Imperial.