Category Archives of : Former Grinders

Accidental Happiness

This is a guest post from Ashley at How I Knew I Needed To Find It I knew since before I even graduated high school that I wanted to be my own boss. I was independent and free-spirited. I liked to follow my own directions and use instructions only as a last resort. I […]

Goodbye Office, Hello World!

This is a guest post from Jill at I just gave my 3-week notice to my employer and I managed not to skip and sing my way out of my soon-to-be ex-employer’s office. Let’s just get this out of the way: I don’t hate my job. I don’t have any reasons to. As a […]

Not Deciding IS Deciding

This is a guest post from Susie at I think that so many of us stay in work situations we are unhappy with because inertia is just easier than making a decision. And that is the problem. By not making a decision, you are in essence making a decision. A decision to stay where […]

J-O-B Quitter

This is a guest submission from Dion Baker from Hello, my name is Dion Baker and I’m a job quitter. That’s right. There is no shame in my quitting game. Admittedly, quitting a job is a simple process and, by itself, is not such a remarkable feat to accomplish. Just tell your “boss” you’re going […]

I Am Myself

This is a guest submission from Ricky Ferdon at The Grind Of The Marina I worked at a marina for 22 years, being operations manager the last nine. I was the guy in charge. Everything rolled downhill to my lap. I was in charge of maintenance, hiring and firing, customer relations, insurance, everything. The […]