Career-Paycut

Some lessons I’ve learnt from my paycut job

There is a video that went viral about a man who quit his $80k job, sold his expensive home, downsized his life and worked in a grocery shop 3 days a week: He mentioned about how unhappy he was in his corporate job. Basically he had a nice government job and with the money, he [...]

Should you work for a cause, or work for the pay?

Someone I knew worked for close to 20 years with a company that on the outward seemed to focus on a cause that she believed in. So she put in the weekends and work during hours that people would be socializing. The pay was low because ‘profit’ was not supposed to be the bottomline.  She [...]

So I am back in the corporate world…(2010-2017)

There have been quite a lot of changes happening in my life within these past few months. I left my job, spent 40 days in Thailand  and started a new job…back in the corporate world. Yes, I’ve blogged about the downside of life in the fast lane but now, I’ve come to understand a lot [...]

Quit the rat race, but have a day job to pay the bills

If you are considering leaving the rat race behind and to go freelance or to work for yourself, I strongly recommend that you read the book Escape from Corporate America by Pamela Skillings before you take the plunge. Writing from experience of her own and years of consulting clients, she brought up a lot of relevant [...]

Should you take a pay cut in exchange for a life of inner quality?

When working in a typical fast paced and highly stress corporate environment, you may find that the mind, stressed and used to the max, would probably be working in an almost auto-pilot mode.   We wake up (sometimes with great reluctance), dress up, go to work, looking forward to lunch. After lunch, we work, suffer [...]