MD here. I've been even more absentee than usual as I've recently switched from working from home to working in an office. I've never spoken about my old job here because I've never been sure how much I could ethically say. For the purposes of this post all you need to know is that I worked for the online branch of a print magazine and it made me very unhappy. My new job, so far, is stressful but fulfilling and also in the media. Expect me to not talk about it here either.
So, I received an envelope in the mail last week with my Old Employer(OE)'s letterhead. I opened it, wondering if it related to the errors with my last check or the way the company couldn't be bothered to tell me how to ship my company computer back to them. But no: I open the envelope and it's a Very Special Subscription Offer. If I order now, I not only get a full year of issues for 75% off the cover price, but ALSO an NFL starter jacket from my favorite team! Act now!
Really OE? Really? It just seemed a little tacky, like an ex-lover offering to keep sleeping with you for cash. I ended this, OE -- do you think I want to pay for the privilege of getting painful reminders of our time together mailed to my home address?
Now that we've split, it's time for you to know the truth: I never liked sports. When I said that article was a homerun, I was faking.
[HT addds: As a non-disclosure-agreement-signer at both my previous and present jobs, I'm also sworn to secrecy. I will say this, however: the labor movement needs to refocus, and no, as I currently am unable to buy/sell publicly-traded stocks, I can't give you any insider tips. I now have access to my ex-boyfriend's father 's mobile phone number in Beijing, however. Corporate America is kooky that way.]