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The Subversive Job Search: How to Overcome a Lousy Job, Sluggish Economy, and Useless Degree to Create a Six-Figure Career by Alan Corey

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4Making Excellent Company

Most people work just hard enough not to get fired and get paid just enough money not to quit.

—George Carlin

I was now employed and making $70,000, so I couldn’t complain. But I’m a future-thinker; I’m always envisioning what I’m going to be doing down the road. It was especially weighing on my mind as I now had eight months left to reach my $100,000 dream goal. I’d been at my new job three months, and was feeling confident in my production and value to the company. So I asked myself: “What am I working toward? How can I improve my situation? How can I make more money here in the short-term and the long-term?” Usually answers from this can be derived from also asking “How can I make this company better? How can I improve ...

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