Staying Employed

If you're gone for a week, nobody notices. If you're gone for two weeks, people will start wondering where you are. If you're gone for four weeks, the whole place burns to the ground.

  1. Never stop learning.
    Learning itself is a muscle that needs to be exercised. What you learn will keep your skills sharp and increase your value. The extra knowledge is useful. The ability to learn quickly is invaluable.
  2. Make yourself irreplaceable, without sacrificing your work/life balance.
    If you're gone for a week, nobody notices.
    If you're gone for two weeks, people will start wondering where you are.
    If you're gone for four weeks, the whole place burns to the ground.
  3. Find what you love to do, but others hate.
    The more they hate doing it, the more likely they'll keep you around to do the work.