I am going to start a consulting service that advises people in unhealthy work circumstances on different lies to employ in order to leave their job gracefully, and without rancor.
I have a number of years of experience and expertise in covering for myself when arriving late to work (in Chicago, my dishwasher broke once every two months, and I got food poisoning at every Thai restaurant in town).
Options for life embellishments include:
- inventing a fiancée who lives in another city
- pursuing a graduate degree
- faking a pregnancy (can be challenging)
- joining the “Peace Corps” or similar volunteerism abroad
- becoming a freelance teaching artist/writer/consultant
- radically redefining your relationship with the Capitalist system and moving to live on a freegan cooperative farm