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Justin Jacoby Smith is an organizer, web geek, Buddhist, and poet.

your workplace is not a surrogate uncle

"Goddamn right I'm staying at this job. I'm gonna stay at this job for this long, and I'm not gonna close my eyes to what I could be doing that's cooler here, or what I could be doing somewhere else. You have very little to lose by deciding that you are the person running the business of your life, and that your paychecks are just signed by people paying you for a thing you can do. 'This company serves at my pleasure, and I'll be here for as long as it works for both of us.' Your workplace is not a surrogate uncle that gives you an allowance and lets you sleep in the attic."

--merlin mann