I Used to do That for a Living; Landing and Leaving 108 Jobs Introduction, Chapter 1, Chapter 2 - Page 21

M y father was a quitter. I’m a quitter, too. There’s no way to rack up more than a hundred jobs, as I have, without being a quitter. I have also been fired more than a dozen times, way more than my father ever was, which I think makes me look somewhat better by comparison. The ratio of jobs I have quit to jobs I have been fired from is only slightly more than eight to one, and I take some pride in that. I have been terminated, sacked, axed, canned, dismissed, cashiered, shown the door, pink-slipped, fired more times than most people have been hired. I am not bragging, but still. Aside from quitting, and being fired, I have been let go, laid off, not retained, cut, and, once it came into fashion, downsized. Of all the times I have been thrown 12