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Let’s Retire the Phrase “Gainfully Employed”

Stop celebrating a steady paycheck as a career win.

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In 2021, I joined The Great Resignation and quit my job. I’d been with the same fintech for 15 years and decided I’d had enough.

Not only did I leave my job, but I also embarked on a new career, pivoting into content marketing and journalism. The huge shift has had some…




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Anna Burgess Yang

Anna Burgess Yang

Storyteller + Content Marketer + Journalist. Card-carrying member of #5amwritersclub • https://annabyang.start.page/

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