One year later - a year without a job

Dawid Laszuk published on
2 min, 374 words

In less than 12 hours after publishing this note I'll be talking to my new colleagues at my new job. About a year ago was the last time that I talked with colleagues about job related stuff. Rudimentary maths - I haven't worked for anyone for over a year. Below are some thoughts and feelings regarding this gap.


Off the bat: I liked it. As always, as everywhere - some things good, some things bad and most things without any particular feeling one way or the other. Not having a job didn't mean that I don't work. I'm one of those weirdos who will find activity and interest in most things (either motivated by too much caffeine or cold dread of existence). Not having a job did, however, mean that I don't have imposed meetings and chats with others. This eliminated a lot of morning-shower-dispairs but it also introduced plenty of loneliness. Ok, let's get to the point.

Not idling

The move was always only temporary and I knew I'll have to get back on the market. This meant that I cannot stale skill- and social-wise. Even in the best case scenario where I'd be the one searching through the market knowing


To make this paragraph a bit more vibrant let me introduce someone. Everyone, the text in quotes comes from Zach, our imaginary millionaire who's an influencer. "Yo. My name is Zach and let me tell you the secret on how to be wealthy by doing what you love. The secret, or as I call it the Zecret, get it, is to figure out what you love to do and then do it. Once you start doing it, people will see that what you're doing is true and they'll love you and your work for it, and they'll give you money. And you know what, it isn't about the money. It's about doing what you love."

Damn, Zach, my imaginary friend, that was deep. As deep as spoon or deep fried ice-cream, or two layers deep learning neural networks. To make sense of this straw man fallacy let me tell you about my life secrets or, as like to call it, Decrets. And I'm sharing them with yout