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Apr 29, 2009

The Joy of Not Working While Unemployed at 38


Here is the latest e-mail that I received about my international bestseller The Joy of Not Working which has now sold over 225,000 copies and has been published in 17 languages (soon 18 with a Bulgarian edition to be released in the next year).


    ----- Original Message -----
    From: Gunther B.
    To: vip-books (at) telus.net
    Sent: Tuesday, April 28, 2009 11:16 PM
    Subject:
    The Joy of Not Working



    Hi
    Ernie

    I bought your book
    The Joy of Not Working today at Value Village here in Calgary (a signed copy too!). It's an amazing coincidence, in that I was laid off from Shell Canada (Oilsands) yesterday; I'm only 38.

    Anyway, I can't see myself working again for such a top-heavy, beaurocratic monstrocity again. They really do not care about you the individual. I put in a lot of effort and contribution to the project and this is what I get in return. These huge bohemoths boast about their record profits every year, but they have no problem letting go the worker-bees (who make them their profits).

    Anyway, I started reading your book tonight and it's great! Just what I needed, thanks. I'm so excited about continuing with it tomorrow.

    Thanks so much for your insight and open-mindedness.

    Best regards
    Gunther

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Apr 22, 2009



Here are some more tell-tale signs that you should read my latest book Career Success Without a Real Job:

  • You just may have to read Career Success Without a Real Job if your biggest life achievement was: "Won a contest for building toothpick bridges in junior high school."
  • You just may have to read Career Success Without a Real Job if having to work in a corporation for 5 or 6 more years will make a mockery of your life.
  • You just may have to read Career Success Without a Real Job if you like corporate bosses as much as spiders and flat tires.
  • You just may need to read Career Success Without a Real Job if your favorite essay ever written is "In Praise of Idleness" by Bertrand Russell.

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Apr 17, 2009

Career Success as Part of Your Retirement Plan



If you are looking for a retirement job to help you with your retirement plan, here are some tell-tale signs that you should read my latest book Career Success Without a Real Job: The Career Book for People Too Smart to Work in Corporations:


  • You just may have to read Career Success Without a Real Job if your retirement plan is a shopping cart with good winter tires.

  • You just may have to read Career Success Without a Real Job if in your present job you have to know how many bales of hay your car holds.

  • You don't need Career Success Without a Real Job if you have on a résumé stated, "I can adapt to just about any environment from cubicles to fancy IKEA desks."

  • You just may have to read Career Success Without a Real Job if your biggest life achievement was: "Won a contest for building toothpick bridges in junior high school."
For More Tell-Tell Signs that you need Career Success Without a Real Job to find the right retirement job and make it part of your retirement plan see:

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Apr 5, 2009

First Two Copies of Career Success Without a Real Job Worth $410




On April 4 I donated 2 copies of Career Success Without a Real Job to the One Child's Village Fundraiser and Charity Auction .

The copies had been Fed Exed from Transcontinental Printing in Quebec so that I could have them in time for the Event.

The organizers were going to give the two copies out as door prizes but I insisted that they include the copies in the live auction, which was going to have only one main item.

The main item of a Edmonton Oilers toy box with a lot of goodies brought in $225.

I suggested to the organizers that they auction my books so that the highest bidder would get the first copy which I would autograph and designate as the Number 1 copy.

The second highest bidder would get the second copy which I would autograph and designate as the Number 2 Copy.

Guess what? Copy #1 sold for $210; Copy #2 sold for $200.

Final Result: My two copies of Career Success Without a Real Job brought in a total of $410, which was more than the main live aution item or any other of the items in the silent auction.