Company Man

Last week marked the end of Access-Ability Consultants, Inc’s (AAC) 4th year in business. Jim and I started out in January of 2008 after being fired by an asshole (to read about our last employer and all the items leading up to us being fired, look at my archives in January – May of 2008) and […]

Overruling the President, Publisher and Owner.

Pretending to cry on the witness stand: $42,000 Offering to settle for minuscule amounts “to avoid embarrassing Jim in front of his family”: $19,000 Attempting to make profit on a newsletter after years of failure and studies saying it can’t be done: $100,000 Watching you lose this case in front of your employees: PRICELESS The […]

Never Quite What I Expected

This was quite possibly the oddest year I’ve ever had. I started out the year surrounded by a host of friends supporting me during a small crisis and ended up the year with a host of friends surrounding me during a major crisis. I’ve been very fortunate to have such good friends, family and mentors […]

Dear John

Dear John, I wanted to take this opportunity during the Thanksgiving season to thank you for all you’ve done for me this year. By firing me you opened a chain of events that have led to me being in a place that actually makes me want to go into the office. I’m so much happier […]

Why We CC Your Boss

For two reasons actually, the first reason is because he always talked about how incredibly lazy you had become and we want to point out to him that this is indeed still true and the second reason is we want you to do the work and know if we don’t cc your boss, chances are […]

How to tell if You’re an Asshole

Your employee buys you a book titled The No Asshole RuleYou read said book and see the included surveyYou hand out survey to your staff to fill out “anonymously”You receive the results and then tell the employee that it was an interesting survey and perhaps every year he should be surveyedYou then hand your employee […]

Journalism – edited

I wrote for my very first newspaper in high school, I created an advice column called: Dear Zeus which was a humorous advice column, but so popular that it ended up talked about in our graduating year yearbook. I tried to keep answers light especially if the question was silly (For example, one person wrote […]

Death of a Thousand Cuts

I found this on Wiki and it seems oddly appropriate for what’s been happening: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slow_slicingSlow slicing (simplified Chinese: 凌迟; traditional Chinese: 凌遲; pinyin: língchí, alternately transliterated Ling Chi or Leng T’che), also translated as the slow process, the lingering death, or death by/of a thousand cuts, was a form of execution used in China from […]

The Question On Everyones Mind

“So, Jamez…” they say, “I’ve been reading your blog and was wondering if you’ve been unemployed since January.” No actually. I haven’t been unemployed all year, well half a day I guess… Jim started up his own company and I’ve gone to work for him, doing the same things we did at the last place. […]