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Of Rat Races and Fast Cars

Of Rat Races and Fast Cars

It seems everyone these days is trying to get out of the rat race. I keep seeing all these articles shared on Facebook and Twitter about the “golden handcuffs” and the endless fruitless rat race. I guess they are supposed to open our eyes; make us stop being fooled by the flashy cars and surface lifestyles that hide the quiet desperation of employees worldwide. It’s a trap, they claim. Do I agree? Can I plead the fifth? I’ll be Switzerland on this one. Picture a lab rat running around in circles in a maze or… Continue reading →

Crossroads in my career path

Crossroads in my career path

Going into business is sometimes a daunting project, even at the best of times. You are leaving all that’s familiar…and laid back – the monthly pay check, hours spent making decisions (whose overall effect seemed like somebody else’s business and not yours, in case of any losses), stopping in on friends for that Marketing pitch, lazy Fridays where some take off early from work under the guise of out-of-office business deals etc. Safe… that’s what employment was always about. A safety net…this new frontier called ‘CEO/Boss’ is now unfamiliar territory. There’s business lingo that comes… Continue reading →

Quarter-life Crisis

Quarter-life Crisis

I am at a place where I don’t know anything. Coming from someone who has always known what she wanted from life, this is scary, to say the least. Further studies, well, those have been put on hold as I decide what it is I even want to do, if there is anything I even want to do! My job, well, let’s just say me and Job are not so in love anymore. Somewhere along the way, my love for dear Job faded. When I wake up in the morning, I don’t think fondly of… Continue reading →

Welcome To The Rat Race

Welcome To The Rat Race

We are all in the Rat Race, albeit in different categories: recent graduate, job hunter, employee or employer. We get caught up very often trying to keep up with this rat race. I believe that most people would love to sign out of the race and join in something different and somewhat more relaxed, but that would make life very boring and predictable. The rat race has us constantly working ourselves to death to earn a pay which is then supposed to balance our lifestyles and the cycle goes on, most of us with an… Continue reading →

The School Of Life’s Lessons [Part 1]

The School Of Life’s Lessons [Part 1]

Lesson On Employment and Unemployment So, having been in the School of Life for the past 6 months (i.e. out of school and out in the Big Bad World),  I have realised one thing…employment sucks, and unemployment sucks equally. Indulge me for a minute: Both have an equal number of pros and cons, even though they may not be very well-balanced. When you are unemployed, you get to have free time to reflect on your life and where you want to be, your dreams that you had let go of, what you really want from… Continue reading →

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