Fire Your Boss! It's the Only Responsible Thing to Do

Written by Debra Thorsen

You may have been raised to think that firing your boss and becoming your own boss is an irresponsible, impulsive, and selfish thing to do. Think again.

Firing your boss may berepparttar only responsible action to take if you want to build financial security for your family and providerepparttar 134988 emotional security to your children that having parents involved in their daily lives provides.

Most companies are not family-friendly. Here are some enlightening statistics provided by

• 70% of working fathers and mothers report they don’t have enough time with their children. • 59% of women and 38% of men report they have no flexibility in determiningrepparttar 134989 start and end times of their workday. • 63% of all employees would like to reduce their current total work week if they could. • 88% of women working part time are NOT likely to receive health insurance or pension benefits from their employers. • Wage penalty for motherhood: 5% per child.

We are all brainwashed and trained at an early age by parents, teachers, and society that getting a job is what we are supposed to do. Maybe this was a good thing to do inrepparttar 134990 1950s, 60s, and even 70s. I’m not sure. But things started changing rapidly inrepparttar 134991 1980s with technological advances andrepparttar 134992 first big wave of corporate downsizing.

Before I go any further, I don’t want to leave you withrepparttar 134993 impression that I think all companies or organizations are bad. There are many organizations that have transcendedrepparttar 134994 industrial-age command-and-control type mentality and offer team members opportunities to learn, grow, play, evolve as people, and have a fulfilling family life. These entities are to be applauded and celebrated. They have gone Cubeless. If you are lucky enough to work for one of these enlightened organizations, you may not need to read any further. (Please send me an email so that I can recommend your organization on my website:

If, however, you find yourself in a work environment that does not support your higher good, that prohibits emotions and passion, that requires you to wearrepparttar 134995 Corporate Cubeface, that punishes you for having a life outside of work, that has illogical rules for success like “work 70 hours a week and look and act likerepparttar 134996 CEO”, then it may be time for you to considering firing your boss. (I call these work environmentsrepparttar 134997 Corporate Cubeworld. Please visit for a detailed description ofrepparttar 134998 Corporate Cubeworld.)

The Corporate Cubeworld no longer provides lifetime employment. The Corporate Cubeworld does not value family life. And technology has enabled anyone to start a business from anywhere.

The Conference Board released a report on February 28, 2005 stating that “Americans are increasingly unhappy with their jobs. The decline in job satisfaction is widespread among workers of all ages and across all income brackets.” The report showed that: • 25% of American workers are just “showing up to collect a paycheck” • 40% of workers feel disconnected from their employers • Two out of every three workers do not identify with or feel motivated to drive their employers’ business goals and objectives.

They also found that money cannot buy satisfaction. Job satisfaction has declined across all income levels and only 14% of workers earning $50,000 or more are “very satisfied” with their jobs. The report says that “Rapid technological changes, rising productivity demands and changing employee expectations have all contributed torepparttar 134999 decline in job satisfaction.”

My interpretation of this:repparttar 135000 Corporate Cubeworld is inherently rigid and inflexible and demands more and more from workers who are less and less willing to surrender their lives to their jobs.

This report shows is that there is a LOT of unhappy workers in America today. Is there something wrong with all of these people or is it more plausible that there is something inherently broken inrepparttar 135001 Corporate world?

A Cover Letter Tip Guaranteed To Land You More Job Interviews!

Written by Jimmy Sweeney

Looking for a new job?

I'm about to reveal one ofrepparttar most powerful cover letter tips you'll ever discover. This little-known secret can dramatically increase your job interview requests all by itself.

Here's a 'not-so-subtle' hint for you:

P.S. -- This tip works like a charm and commandsrepparttar 134924 attention of every reader!

Did you catch that hint? It's true, by adding a simple P.S. -- or Post Script -- after your signature, atrepparttar 134925 bottom of your cover letter you can literally grabrepparttar 134926 undivided attention of any person reading it. And, if your P.S. is a brief, direct and clearly-worded request forrepparttar 134927 opportunity to be interviewed, you will land more job interviews thanrepparttar 134928 vast majority of your competition.

Why doesrepparttar 134929 P.S. work so perfectly with a cover letter?

Advertisers and marketers have been usingrepparttar 134930 P.S. to sell various widgets successfully for decades. In fact, it is one ofrepparttar 134931 most powerful sales strategies of all time. The general public has literally been 'trained' by these highly-skilled marketers to read any P.S. they see atrepparttar 134932 end of a letter. Many times consumers shoot straight torepparttar 134933 end ofrepparttar 134934 letter to readrepparttar 134935 P.S. first! I'll bet you've done this yourself on more than one occasion.

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