Courtesy of Mish.
This post is about “Bobo”. I wrote about Bobo before. He is in his early 50s, highly skilled, and willing to travel. In his latest email, he says “I’m down to one bag, one laptop, and one phone.“
When he loses his job, he gets another within a few days.
King of the Road
My previous post was Bobo’s Travels – Plenty of Job Offers for Skilled Engineers IF You Can be Like Bobo, written on December 2, 2011.
Here is an update from “Bobo” on what the last year was like.
The US mining job I was at just ended. They gave me one hour to clean out my desk. That was nice. A Florida power plant where I once worked only gave me 5 minutes.
Hire. Fire. Boom. Bust. Construction is a fast world.
Lucky for me I can get another job in a few days or so. This is the third consecutive time I’ve overlapped the next job with the severance package from the one before. Call it sweet revenge.
Last year I worked for 3 companies, in 2 countries, and 5 states. This year, so far, I worked in 2 countries and 3 states.
There is plenty of work, but my lifestyle is not for everyone. I have no kayaks, no canoes, no bikes, and no golf clubs.
I’m down to one bag, one laptop, and one phone….