18 is Too Young to Join the Military

Once Upon a Time Much to the surprise of people I meet these days I was at one point in the Navy. Looking back, it was the hardest time of my life. I had joined the Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) at the age of 18 when I wanted…

Transitioning from the Military Work Box

From Following Orders to Creating Them Going from a military career to a civilian one is a unique case of switching career boxes. It can be especially daunting because the military helps manage many parts of your life and has very clear expectations of you. In the civilian world there…

The Modern Work Box Model

TLDR Summary This is a rambling post, I'm thinking it all through. This post explores the Modern Work Box model. In short, people in this model build their careers around themselves and their skill sets rather than around the company they work for. If the Modern Work Box Model Was…

The Classical Work Box Model Explored

TLDR Summary This model has been around since cave man days, with all of it's goodies and badies. What other models exist? Don't believe me? Check out this chart I made for this other article called How the Work Box has Changed Over Time. The Classical Model Still Exists When…

How the Work Box has Changed Over Time

TLDR Summary There are two Work Box model flavors, the Classic and the Modern. How the Work Box Used to Work Classically everyone followed the same Work Box model. It goes something like this: study a specific Work Box in school, enter that specific Work Box for career, and leave…