Live Well and Be Happy

I am leaving my job and I want you to join me

by Autumnlife's Pick, 30 Nov 2016

The writer, a columnist, who writes for the Financial Times for the last 31 years is calling it quits next summer. She is going to teach trigonometry in a school in inner London where the shortage of teachers is worst. Rationalising her decision to walk away from the job she loves and that pays well, did not seem like a big struggle as she puts it, “But the biggest thing, which readers may find hard to swallow given my entire career has been based on ridiculing others, is that, for my next act, I want to be useful.”  

She has even gone so far as to form an organization ‘Now Teach’ to persuade the 50-somethings to give up their successful corporate lives to join her. Lucy Kellaway is planning ahead to live a more meaningful next chapter in her life. 

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The writer is a columnist at The Financial Times.


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