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Monday, February 20, 2006

Have you ever just picked up your stuff and walked out of your job?

Well, that's what I did today. No two weeks, just four heavy bags on my back, full of schwag.

Why did I quit? Is it 'cause I work with twats?
http://www.gawker.com/news/boultons-bullshit/boultons-bullshit-a-mens-fitness-editors-letter-reviewed-154529.php

No, I need a change. So I'm a free agent, looking for work, either full time or freelance. Will write/dance/go-the-distance for food.

4 comments:

....J.Michael Robertson said...

Bravo to Brother Shu. That's the basic tool in your ethical toolbox: the willingness to walk away and trust your skills and your innate ability. I don't know the circumstances, but I applaud the courage.

sonresia said...

wow. that is courageous. i'm sure that my peers are just as intrigued just because we haven't even broken into the industry yet. best of luck to you!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Les!
I'm not surprised and know you'll find another job. after all, you're the only one I knew who made it to NYC post 9-11 (literally days after the attack) and still found work.
sometimes it seems confidence gets you further then a padded resume.
george

Dave Rinehart said...

Nice work, Mr. Shu. You had the courage to walk away from that "squat-thrusting Pecker pub" Men's Fitness and thus retained your dignity. Best of luck.