16 Reasons Why I Left Corporate America

  1. After 28 years with the same company I had to ask myself; why are you still doing the same thing you did when you were 25 years old?
  2. Every week they want you to face in a new direction. New policies, good and bad managers. It was time to manage myself without a “bottom-line” mentality.
  3. ‘Cause I can!
  4. ‘Cause the ride is over and I’m ready to jump off.
  5. ‘Cause my horoscope said that today was the day to make that BIG change in my life. I hope they weren’t referring to my deodorant!
  6. No more reports. No more reports. No more reports.
  7. Ties, procedure, core values, egos and business dinners-yuck!
  8. Back stabbers, gossip, more egos and those darn ties.
  9. My desire to listen to one more person give their opinion about politics, religion, how to better run the company and those damn tie’s.
  10. My passion changed from the glamorous world of floor covering to the fantastic worlds of writing and professional speaking.
  11. I spoke with my wife and she said I could.
  12. I spoke to my dog and I think I saw him blink his left eye in approval.
  13. Our kids are done with college so we don’t need another trillion dollars to pay for tuition and books.
  14. ‘Cause I want to.
  15. Burnt out-sure. Done working-hell no.
  16. Professionally, I’ve accomplished more than I ever dreamed of. I leave behind a strong legacy and many beautifully decorated homes.

Until next time………………


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    I just read this at work, probably not a good place to read ‘reasons to leave Corporate America’. However, some very good points to take into concideration when I may or may not leave my job someday. 🙂

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    I don’t know who survives well in Corporate America. You made it 28 years – congratulations! #12 is probably the most important right – if the dog is happy, we are all happy! (or is that #11??!!)

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    I like all of these too much to pick just one. All very true, and spoken from the heart. Proud of you friend.

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    Your horoscope, really? Do you even know what sign you are? Kidding aside, great, helpful, list!

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