“I took the job!”
“I am worried that taking this new job somehow means I failed because it’s not what I set out to do.”
Factor in a sick child and a broken health care system, and it doesn’t matter how “fairly well off” anyone appears to be. He could be three bills from bankruptcy, as so many Americans are.
At night, I remind myself that I am okay, that I did work today and I have work to do tomorrow, that I have plans for every fear that chases the edges of my thoughts.
The letter writer featured in the Rambling Man column earlier this week sent in an update, and we wanted to share.
If you or someone you love is considering getting pregnant — with or without the support of the ACA — please, feel free to learn from my mistakes and take into account the following.
It is appalling how the culture of work in this country has evolved to the point where employers can and do demand that employees fully curtail their private endeavors even in areas unrelated to their employment.
“In your case, the decent salary & the overpriced apartment in the city with access to coffee shops and fancy cocktail joints and artisanal donut bakeries are not enough to make up for the soulless job.”
Miserly people are the ones who, like Scrooge before his ghost-induced epiphany, impose their frugality on others.