“Sam, I absolutely hate my company and hate my job. I can’t wait for some sucker to give me a big package so I can blow this joint and retire early.” January 17, 2011.
These are the words of an acquaintance who hit the jackpot when an upstart company in his industry decided to give him a two-year guarantee for 50% more a year. In the employer’s mind, they think they are getting an experienced person with a great attitude and a long term commitment of building their business for 5+ years. In my acquaintance’s mind, he’s jumping ship because he sees the dollar signs and plans to retire as soon as his two-year contract is over.