} Leaving one's job is always a momentous occasion, from the very first
} time you slam that fifty-pound bag of flash-frozen fries to the floor,
} screaming at the manager that if he knows so much he can fry his own
} damn McFries, to the time when you give your resignation speech at the
} dinner held in your honor by the Omnipotent Multinational Corporation.
} The fact that you have asked The Oracle implies you have some anxiety
} about making this decision. Well, We will set your mind at ease;
} ponder your situation in the light of the following:
} - You must be happy with what you do, or at least not unhappy:
} making US$70,000 a year would be fabulous, but not if it was for
} wandering the sewer system in New York City looking for dead
} - You must be able to support yourself with your wage: getting
} paid US$3 an hour to play video games would be Way Cool, but
} you'd have to survive on Ramen Noodles, which, while
} theoretically possible, has never actually been proven to work
} reliably. Given a choice, take the stiff-seeker job.
} - You must be able to take pride in your work: when you attend
} your father's resignation speech at the OMC's dinner party and
} are speaking with your tablemates, part of the introductions will
} include What You Do For A Living (Introduction Guidlines, section
} III). After the others say things like, "I collect clinical
} trial data for AIDS research", "I work in General Hospital's
} emergency room", "I'm a sanitation engineer - I clear corpses
} from city sewers", you'll feel very silly having to say, "I
} rescue bitmapped Princesses from artificially intelligent
} mushroom dinosaurs"
} If any of these requirements are not met, perhaps you should seek a new
} job. Be careful to secure your new job before quitting your old one.
} If, however, you find your old job is not so bad after all, well, at
} least you'll have a better outlook on your life.
} You owe The Oracle a mint copy of the pamphlet "I'm OK, You're OK"