Why I’ll Never Work a 9–5 Job Ever Again


Punk rocker Henry Rollins once said there’s a terrifying feeling you get when you realize you can’t work a 9 to 5 job.

“I felt like someone was strangling me in the 9 to 5, I didn’t know where I was going to go or what I should be doing, but I knew this wasn’t it. This was going to kill me.”

— Henry Rollins

This is me right now. Six months ago I was offered a full-time position as a crypto writer for a startup. I couldn’t refuse. The pay was beyond my wildest dreams. If I stayed there for a year or even two I would make it in life.

Meetings are for douchebags

Meetings are Twilight Zone meets Groundhog Day. You sit in a room with a bunch of people who are all pretending to listen to each other, when really they’re just waiting for the entire thing to finish.

The paycheck is modern slavery

I met this very successful artist in Miami who told me something interesting about New York: “Everyone’s in a rat race and they don’t even know it.”

You don’t exist in the corporate world

I just watched this movie starring Nicholas Cage called “Pig.”

Final Thoughts

Let me finish by saying I have a lot of respect for many workers in the corporate world.

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