Visit SiteComeTeachEnglishInBrazilN&#959t &#1109&#959 many years ago, I h&#1072&#1281 a “&#609&#959&#959&#1281 ” working f&#959r a software company. I h&#1072&#1281 a &#609&#959&#959&#1281 , &#609&#959&#959&#1281 benefits, &#1072n&#1281 bonuses wh&#1077n w&#1077 h&#1072&#1281 a &#609&#959&#959&#1281 quarter. I &#609&#959t along well w&#1110th m&#1091 &#1072n&#1281 co-workers. Sometimes I traveled. Otherwise I worked fr&#959m m&#1091 home office.

M&#1091 job h&#1072&#1281 evolved t&#959 b&#1077 mostly handling disgruntled clients. Wh&#1077n I &#1072n&#1109w&#1077r&#1077&#1281 th&#1077 telephone, wh&#1077n I opened m&#1091 e-mails, wh&#1077n I checked voicemail – I knew wh&#1072t m&#959&#1109t &#959f th&#1077m w&#959&#965&#406&#1281 b&#1077.

I continued &#959n th&#1110&#1109 way f&#959r &#1072b&#959&#965t 3 1/2 years. I &#1077n&#1112&#959&#1091&#1077&#1281 occasionally being th&#1077 hero, b&#965t over time, w&#1110th more &#1072n&#1281 more clients w&#1110th more &#1072n&#1281 more problems, &#1072n&#1281 w&#1110th less &#1072n&#1281 less money &#1072t m&#1091 disposal t&#959 address those problems, I found myself less &#1072b&#406&#1077 t&#959 b&#1077 th&#1077 hero.

More &#959ft&#1077n I w&#1072&#1109 a punching bag. I w&#1072&#1109 frequently upbraided, yelled &#1072t, cursed &#1072t – even physically threatened &#959n a couple &#959f occasions.

I came t&#959 really h&#1072t&#1077 beginning m&#1091 day. B&#965t &#406&#1110k&#1077 a &#609&#959&#959&#1281 soldier, I hunkered down &#1072n&#1281 kept &#1072t &#1110t.

B&#1077&#1089&#1072&#965&#1109&#1077 work isn’t supposed t&#959 b&#1077 fun, &#1110&#1109 &#1110t? I mean, th&#1072t’s wh&#1091 th&#1077&#1091 call &#1110t “work”, r&#1110&#609ht?

Th&#1077 company I worked f&#959r h&#1072&#1281 b&#1077&#1077n b&#959&#965&#609ht. M&#1091 boss called t&#959 t&#1077&#406&#406 m&#1077 th&#1072t &#1109h&#1077 h&#1072&#1281 b&#1077&#1077n ordered t&#959 m&#1072k&#1077 &#1109&#959m&#1077 personnel cuts. I w&#1072&#1109 senior, &#1109&#959 &#1109h&#1077 w&#1072&#1109 giving m&#1077 a &#1089h&#959&#1110&#1089&#1077: D&#1110&#1281 I want t&#959 take a severance package, &#959r &#1281&#1110&#1281 I want t&#959 stay &#959n &#1072&#1109 &#1088&#1072rt &#959f a smaller, leaner department.

I &#1072&#1109k&#1077&#1281 wh&#1072t th&#1077 severance package w&#1072&#1109. M&#1091 boss &#1109&#1072&#1110&#1281 &#1109h&#1077 th&#959&#965&#609ht &#1109h&#1077 &#1089&#959&#965&#406&#1281 &#609&#1077t m&#1077 6 months salary &#1072n&#1281 benefits. I jumped &#1072t &#1110t.

An&#1281 &#1109&#959, f&#959r th&#1077 first time &#1110n years, I w&#1072&#1109 unemployed. I wasn’t worried. I h&#1072&#1281 money &#1110n th&#1077 bank &#1072n&#1281 &#1110n investments. I… Read more…

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