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Disgruntled Office Drones, Unite!

April 7th, 2006

Are you tired of spending the prime of your life in a cubicle? You’re not alone. Recent studies show that between 50% and 75% of white-collar workers hate their jobs. Not all corporate jobs suck. But the truth is that the old corporate job model is clearly not working for today’s employees. Generation X and Y care more about balance and making a difference than they do about climbing the corporate ladder.

This blog is meant to be a resource for disgruntled corporate prisoners who are looking to make a change. If you’re burnt out on your corporate gig, we can help. The good news is that the job market is changing and there are a lot of other options out there for people who don’t fit into the corporate mold. Start your own business, go freelance, go part-time, take a sabbatical,  or find a job at a company that doesn’t subscribe to the standard bureaucratic corporate vision (there are more and more jobs like this out there!).

I learned a lot while making the transition from corporate VP to entrepreneur. I talked to dozens of successful corporate types that had either made a major career change or were dreaming of making one.

It can be scary to walk away from a seemingly stable job (but let’s face it, no corporate job is truly stable as the layoff-palooza of the last few years has shown us). However, a lot of people have found a way to do it and ended up finding much more fulfilling work (and without going bankrupt)

This blog will feature their stories along with lots of tips, stats, and resources for people trying to climb out of the corporate trenches. If you’ve got a story to tell, or an issue to raise, I’d love to hear from you!

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