Tip #451: Your best opportunity for happiness (and therefore success, in my opinion) is to do something you enjoy.
While this may strike many as common sense or not that, there are nuances here to understand. This came up as GorT had a co-worker announce today that they will be leaving the company. The root cause, from their perspective, is due to dissatisfaction with our health care insurance provider. Now, this employee is a self-described “serious liberal”. They’ve had issues, as others have including GorT, with the provider as far as in versus out of network payments and coverage. After repeated discussions, I believe that this employee has a fundamental misunderstanding of how health insurance works and a pie-in-the-sky belief of what it should do and cover. They have limited work experience (about 5 years) and the previous employer (large headcount) had a cadillac level plan.
We’re a small company, under 50 employees, and therefore the plans are limited. And, as an aside, the costs are rising for us as well – largely due to ACA requirements and impacts. In addition, the company foots the bill (for now) for employees’ premiums. There is some saying about a gift horse’s mouth.
My point is that health care insurance is always a mess. There are always some sort of drawback to your plan: painful forms and processing, high deductibles, small network of providers, etc. Is this really the reason you want to switch jobs if you really enjoy everything else about your job?
I wish the co-worked all the best. It’ll be sad to see them leave and we’ll have to work hard to ramp someone else to that position.
GorT is an eight-foot-tall robot from the 51ˢᵗ Century who routinely time-travels to steal expensive technology from the future and return it to the past for retroinvention. The profits from this pay all the Gormogons’ bills, including subsidizing this website. Some of the products he has introduced from the future include oven mitts, the Guinness widget, Oxy-Clean, and Dr. Pepper. Due to his immense cybernetic brain, GorT is able to produce a post in 0.023 seconds and research it in even less time. Only ’Puter spends less time on research. GorT speaks entirely in zeros and ones, but occasionally throws in a ڭ to annoy the Volgi. He is a massive proponent of science, technology, and energy development, and enjoys nothing more than taking the Czar’s more interesting scientific theories, going into the past, publishing them as his own, and then returning to take credit for them. He is the only Gormogon who is capable of doing math. Possessed of incredible strength, he understands the awesome responsibility that follows and only uses it to hurt people.