Signs That You Have Achieved
Success Without a Real Job
By Ernie J. Zelinski
success without a real job — there is no life like
success without a real job is adventure, satisfaction, riches,
and happiness all on your own terms! I can sing its praises as
well as anyone. I have earned it, I am living it, and I am
enjoying it. It doesn’t matter who you are, where you come
Here is my
That You Have Achieved Career Success Without a Real
- You no longer know how to prepare for job interviews
and don’t care that you don’t know.
- You wonder why people get up before 9: 0 A.M.
- Most people with real jobs criticize or envy
- You rely on job ads rather than the Dilbert cartoon for
your laugh of the day.
- You are always the last one to know when there is a
holiday for working people and you happily work your usual
four to five hours anyway.
- You don’t ever need any job references.
- You no longer have a Daytimer because you forget to
look in it after making an entry.
- Multitasking means working on your laptop in a coffee
bar for two hours and watching attractive members of the
opposite sex at the same time.
- You know what resume means but have completely
forgotten what résumé means.
- You are confident that you will have no problem
adjusting to retirement.
- You forget to set your clocks ahead or behind one hour
and there are no consequences.
- You realize that prosperity does not require hard work
or having lots of material possessions — just creativity,
personal freedom, and work that enriches you.
- You have no financial problems because you save more
money than most people who earn twice as much as
- You can go a whole year without having to set an alarm
- You feel sorry for people who have to work at a real
job — even those who earn a million a year.
- You have great friends and spend a lot of time with
them, even dropping your work entirely
for two or three days when a friend from out of town comes
- Working at your unreal job connects you to all that is
bigger than you.
- You enjoy your unreal job; thus, you can be both at
work and not at work simultaneously.
- You get much more enjoyment out of the work you do than
from the monetary rewards.
- You know you are no longer employable in a real job and
- You try to keep an open mind about hard-working
lawyers, executives, and doctors but
you still can’t help feeling just a bit superior.
- You wouldn’t trade your present livelihood for anything
else — bar none!
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