Thursday, June 12, 2014

How much?

How much money would it take for you to quit your job?

Not to retire for the rest of your life, but to quit and take a chance on yourself. Maybe start your own business, move to a new city, work a lesser paying but more fulfilling job, or go back to school?



3 years' worth of living expense? 

1 year's worth of expenses?

If you love your job, this question is irrelevant, but if you don't, I think it's pretty important.

Depending on tenure, Amazon will pay an employee up to $5000 to quit. They assume that if an employee doesn't like their job, it saves the company money in the long run. If you think this sounds like a pretty sweet deal, why not find a way to save $5000 and then quit? It might take extra work and sacrifice, but it's a small price to pay for a more fulfilling life.

If your number is bigger than $5000, what can you do to reach your goal? Are there any ways you can reduce the number so it's more attainable? Can you earn more? Can you spend less? How creative can you get? 

I'm asking for a friend...

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