Diary of a Company Man: Losing a Job, Finding a Life

Diary of a Company Man Losing a Job Finding a Life The funny insightful and inspiring story of a s campus radical turned corporate PR man who finds himself along with his fellow baby boomers in a place called Too Young to Retire and Too Old to

  • Title: Diary of a Company Man: Losing a Job, Finding a Life
  • Author: James S. Kunen
  • ISBN: 9780762770458
  • Page: 255
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The funny, insightful, and inspiring story of a 1960s campus radical turned corporate PR man who finds himself, along with his fellow baby boomers, in a place called Too Young to Retire and Too Old to Hire James S Kunen author of The Strawberry Statement, an account of the 1968 student uprising at Columbia University chronicles his adventures on the road to finding meanThe funny, insightful, and inspiring story of a 1960s campus radical turned corporate PR man who finds himself, along with his fellow baby boomers, in a place called Too Young to Retire and Too Old to Hire James S Kunen author of The Strawberry Statement, an account of the 1968 student uprising at Columbia University chronicles his adventures on the road to finding meaning in work and life He traces his evolution from a rebellious youth who sees working as a kind of death, to a laid off corporate executive who experiences not working as a kind of death, to a reinvented and reinvigorated individual who discovers something important and meaningful to do.The experience of falling victim to America s recession ravaged economy and the people who run it leads him along a career path far different from anything he had planned After years of making a living, Kunen finally learns how to make a life Diary of a Company Man will be a revelation not only to baby boomers but to young people trying to figure out what to do with their lives.

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    1. In a true story framed on his rise and fall from Time Warner, or The Corporation, Kunen portrays a true coming-of-age story of a middle aged man. He takes us through the process of being an employee whose identity had become latched to a company that no longer, and probably never, cared about him. He walks us through his last days at Time Warner, during which he sees and experiences the classic company discharge- after 20 years of employment, he given one day to pack up an office with years of c [...]

    2. It actually is in diary format and recaps his losing his AOL Time Warner writing/communications gig and finding more meaning/less pay in teaching TESOL classes for adult immigrants in NYC. sounds straightforward in that recap, but he actually does a nice job of describing the shock and bitterness when he was downsized, possibly a victim of age discrimination, e.g.:"what a rip-off! I made a deal with the Corporation -- 'I'll do this bullshit job in exchange for money and health insurance to keep [...]

    3. I thought this book held great promise but after a while I got tired of it and gave up. I think the author was probably getting somewhere productive by the end (maybe), and there was a good message in it (serving others can help you forget about yourself), but there was also a lot of whining, navel-pondering, and pessimism. And a fondness for one profane word in particular, especially in reference to anyone who didn't think like he did. It got old.

    4. reading the perspective of others having similar life crossroad moments, and reading their reaction in comparison to my own was helpful, inspiring and actually fun.

    5. I purchased this book because Jane Pauley mentioned it in her new book. Disappointed. The title is great though.

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