saying ‘no more’ to
the 9-to-5 grind

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Corporate School Dropout · (noun)

someone who wants off the hamster wheel, who favors ‘island-time’ over island screensavers, who believes there’s more to life than hating what you do 9am to 5pm Monday through Friday

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Lauren Allen

Host of Corporate School Dropout Podcast

Hi, I’m your host!

And I’m a Dropout!

As a corporate full-time job survivor, I know what it’s like to choose the life you want, and so many other’s do too!

My Story in Cliff Notes:

It wasn’t until September 2018, that the idea for Corporate School Dropout came to life. After two years of building my own small business, I found that I was surrounded by people who had left the corporate world to start their own businesses. Then I remembered what I felt like four years ago, sitting at my desk, scrolling through LinkedIn, reading articles about how to survive my job, all the while knowing there had to be a better way.

I didn’t initially start out as a Dropout, but when I moved to a new city, I discovered that it was almost mentally impossible for me to go to another job interview. It took five separate attempts to purchase the blazer you see in this photo, it’s hard to spend money on something that symbolizes something you no longer identify. (Full disclosure: I paired the jacket with leather pants because that’s how I roll these days.) I turned down all those job offers and began my small business journey, and met so many cool people in the process, who had a story tell.

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