I've held dozens of jobs.
A few have allowed me to live out my fantasies. Others were unimaginably awful. I've toiled for minimum wage as a grown man. I've also earned astronomical commission payments.
Most of the companies I've worked for no longer exist. It's no fun hoping your paycheck clears as you fight to keep a business afloat. One painful experience was a proverbial "bad fit." And I'm still ashamed to recall that as a teenager I walked away from an employer after only five days.
Until this week I never had a job end gracefully. No hard feelings, regrets or surprises. How liberating!