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#1: Seven Years of Plenty
October 20, 2021
Last week, EXIT cracked 100 members. Big thanks to everyone who has signed up so far!
On Tuesday’s group call, five of our members discussed their businesses: powerlifting coaching, commercial trucking, film production, a very cool (but secret) home services startup, & a heterosexual alternative to Scouting.
Saturday was the first EXIT meetup in Utah. We toured an EXIT member’s manufacturing facility, confiscated everybody’s cell phones, & conducted top-secret EXIT business. Planning to hold an in-person meeting once a quarter – maybe next in Arizona?
When all this started, I predicted that the move to work-from-home would expose the meaninglessness of the vast majority of corporate jobs & lead to massive layoffs. I also predicted that the eviction freeze would lead to a wave of bankruptcies & foreclosures, & that the $9 gorillion bailout would lead to hyperinflation.
So far I am getting owned right & left. We’ve got some inflation, but it’s hardly apocalyptic, & if you’ve got a fat mortgage &/or student loan debt, you’re arguably better off. The eviction & foreclosure freezes came & went, & nothing dramatic seems to be happening. Everybody is still logging in to check their email for thirty minutes a day, & everybody seems to understand that this is fake, but nobody’s getting fired – in fact, employers seem desperate for workers at all professional strata.
Maybe this is the final victory of neoliberal technocracy – economic stability is at last totally divorced from any common-sense notions of how things get made or distributed or consumed. It doesn’t matter how many dollars are in circulation, or how much debt is on the balance sheets – it doesn’t really even matter if anybody shows up to work I guess, lol, lmao.
In any case, this moment affords interesting opportunities. Pretty much no matter where you work, even if you barely work at all, you’ve suddenly got your boss by the balls for some reason. Now is the time to talk to a recruiter, if only to leverage an outside offer into a raise or promotion. (If you work a corporate job, you should be doing this every couple years anyway.)
And put your newfound bag into things that you might need if supply chains got a lot worse, like freezers, or dry food, or generators, or spare parts for your car.
Given that these record numbers came in before the vax mandate was announced, it’s clear that the regime has overplayed their hand. They’re insisting that there have been no significant resignations due to the vax, but EXIT members across many industries report that their HR departments are stalling on implementation, & even media outlets are beginning to backpedal, saying that the mandate had no force of law & was “just a press release”.
If you’re facing a vaccine mandate at your job, don’t be intimidated. File for whatever exemptions are available, update your resume, and start preparing to EXIT. We now have 64 domain experts willing to mentor, including 27 entrepreneurs, 15 software developers, 7 tradesmen, & 2 homesteaders. Two of our members have already quit their jobs & started businesses due to vaccine mandates, & five more are preparing to do so. Wherever you want to go, we have people who can help you get there. Sign up today at exitgroup.us/#/registration.