We all quit our farms 400 years ago to have apprenticeships. We all quit the apprenticeships to work in the factories. And we quit the factories to join the cubicle army of Corporatism of the 20th Century.
When I graduated college, corporatism was supposed to protect me.
Feed me, give me meaningful work, help me improve, and then lightly drift me to shore in a safe suburb, happy and content.
And then corporatism died.
The reasons why you should quit are also the reasons why things are going to get a lot better. I'll get to that …
10 reasons you need to quit your job this year:
1. Salaries are disappearing
Average income for people ages 18–35 has gone from $36,000 to $33,000 since 1992.
This is not political: There was a Democrat, a Republican, a Democrat, and now a Republican.
This trend is not going away.
2. 94% of all new jobs created in the past 10 years are part-time or freelance
Every time someone writes a line of software, a job is lost.
This is not a bad thing or a good thing. It's just a fact. An example: When the Internet was created, you no longer needed programmers to write "networking" code. People even forget what that is.
When digital music started, music stores died.
Robin Chase, founder of Zipcar, told me, "When self-driving cars are everywhere, 90% of the auto industry will disappear."