Tried work, didn’t like it.

A friend writes:

“I’ve decided I hate work, I might give it up altogether. I’m 30 now, I can retire now with a clear conscience. Tried work, didn’t like it. That’s fair, isn’t it?”

Indeed it is. How much dedication do these fuckers want? All of it, it seems.


Robert Wringham is the editor of New Escapologist. He also writes books and articles. Read more at

3 Responses to “Tried work, didn’t like it.”

  1. Richard says:

    I was recently compelled/ordered by my local JobCentre Plus staff to apply for a role at Barclays Bank as a ‘Static Data Reconciliation Business Analyst’.

    Imagine what that entails! I can’t. Sounds like a prop for an economic model that has long since proved to be both unsustainable and destructive.

    I spiked my application and consequently did not receive an invite to interview…

  2. Rob says:

    That’s the worst thing about being on the dole, I think. Having to jump through their hoops and cleverly sabotage your applications to banks and video rental shops. It’s almost harder work than actually being at work. Well done for escaping that one though! Sounds horrible.

  3. Louise says:

    OMG Yes…

    Haven’t a clue how I ended up here….

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