Wednesday, March 10

career success avoidance 2

To him who hath shall be given. And so it came to pass that I received other offers, on the strength of the jazz research job.

I used to run occasional workshops for a London software house. In a win-win arrangement, they were able to tell their clients I was a research academic, and I got the finance for holidays in Greece whenever I needed a break from the cassette tape research.

Eventually they offered me a permanent job at an unimaginable salary, with every second week off. Naturally I told them to get lost. There was no way I was going to be trapped into working hard for 26 whole weeks a year.

And that wasn't the last time I had to fend off a job offer ...


  1. 君子如水,隨方就圓,無處不自在。........................................

  2. Albert? Which pod did you grow up in and which planet was it on? Are you wearing a wig in that photie or has the hair been painted on afterwards? Well done for refusing the filthy lucre and the lush lifestyle by the way. How did you manage it with only the nazi gold to fall back on? Orphan Annie eat your heart out! Hotboy

  3. I say!

    Is that not the singer in Kraftwerk?

    MM III

  4. Mingin'! Well done! You've just made his day! Some day someone will come up to you and ask you if you're really Brian Wilson! What a help! Hotboy

  5. Hotters, If I'd been really smart I would have landed a gig (olo) servicing landed gentry.

    Mingers, I'm not sure Orphan Annie was ever in Kraftwerk. Are you thinking of Eurythmics?

    Commented number 1, thank goodness for your help.