Bonum Certa Men Certa

When You Leave a Bad Employer and Move on to Better Things

posted by Roy Schestowitz on May 28, 2024

The Great Forgetting

Don't wait until you're too old and frail to pursue true passions

THIS coming Sunday marks exactly 18 months since my wife and I quit our job. We both handed in our resignation shortly after midnight. Acceptance of our resignation (official) was received weeks later. We were given a chance to retract our resignation, but we had already made up our minds and our life has improved in every way since then. No more 1AM - 9AM shifts. No more bosses who are over-occupied with "Clown Computing".

This site is now like a "full-time job", sans the salary. There's no income associated with this site. It is 100% community-run and it is protected by people who are served by it. This site has many supporters, but not necessarily vocal (as they worry it would get them too bullied/smeared).

The "cancel culture" likes to bully not only its targets but also anyone who refused to join the cancel mob. That's the mindset of rather sick people, who despise the notion of someone not agreeing with sick people who defame innocent old men with cancer. We sometimes call this "cancer culture" because it can be framed as a sort of atrophy, not some principled stance.

Techrights should have no difficulties running for decades to come, if not as a site, then as whatever "replaces" the Web (maybe Gemini itself will go extinct in 10 years). We're technical people, so we can format-shift, e.g. abandon WordPress while retaining all the old stories.

Perhaps my main mistake was not resigning from my job sooner (to do Techrights).

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