I quit my job in March of 2015 and started working for myself as a freelance marketing consultant. That’s relevant to my overall point, but so are the events leading up to that decision. I’ve been a “top performer” at every place I’ve worked, but not out of ambition. Just because I find most jobs easy. This has lead me into an unpleasant cycle. I do well at my job, and it becomes too easy or repetitive. I get promoted to some middle management position, which ends up being more responsibility but little power to change things I care about changing. This makes the job worse. I have no desire to either stick that out nor keep moving up the ladder, so I quit.
Everyone is away from the office so distraction levels are running high. Time for another email exchange that is waaaay too long.
Jay: I was thinking of what amazing things we can expect from all our favorite guitar companies in 2016. Here’s the list I’ve got so far.
Gibson: Selling the same guitars as 2015 but with all new model names
Ibanez: 3 new colors, 15% price increase
Dean: Slutty models holding guitars!
Fender: 25% price increase
G&L: Copying Fender while crapping on them, again
Washburn: Still a company!
Ernie Ball/Music Man: Sterling Ball will personally punch you in the nuts for buying a guitar