Bill Gates...Jobless after Today?

Bill Gates

Yep, that Bill Gates. One of the richest in the world will be jobless by tomorrow. He is spending his last day at Microsoft today. Oh no, another jobless person! I wonder how he will spend his last day at work today. After today, he will focus his full attention to philanthropy.

Anyway, I got this email from a friend yesterday. I also got this a long time but I think it's good time to post it now being today is his last day at 'work'. According to the email, he gave a speech at a high school and enumerated his: Gates' 11 Rules.

Bill Gates recently gave a speech at a High School about 11 things they did not and will not learn in school. He talks about how feel-good, politically correct teachings created a generation of kids with no concept of reality and how this concept set them up for failure in the real world.

Rule 1: Life is not fair - get used to it!

Rule 2: The world won't care about your self-esteem. The world will expect you to accomplish something BEFORE you feel good about yourself.

Rule 3: You will NOT make $60,000 a year right out of high school. You won't be a vice-president with a car phone until you earn both.

Rule 4: If you think your teacher is tough, wait till you get a boss.

Rule 5: Flipping burgers is not beneath your dignity. Your Grandparents had a different word for burger flipping: they called it opportunity.

Rule 6: If you mess up, it's not your parents' fault, so don't whine about your mistakes, learn from them.

Rule 7: Before you were born, your parents weren't as boring as they are now. They got that way from paying your bills, cleaning your clothes and listening to you talk about how cool you thought you were. So before you save the rain forest from the parasites of your parent's
generation, try delousing the closet in your own room.

Rule 8: Your school may have done away with winners and losers, but life HAS NOT. In some schools, they have abolished failing grades and they'll give you as MANY TIMES as you want to get the right answer. This doesn't bear the slightest resemblance to ANYTHING in real life.

Rule 9: Life is not divided into semesters. You don't get summers off and very few employers are interested in helping you FIND YOURSELF. Do that on your own time.

Rule 10: Television is NOT real life. In real life people actually have to leave the coffee shop and go to jobs.

Rule 11: Be nice to nerds. Chances are you'll end up working for one.


blessedmom said…
hi there mommy j!how are u? thanks for the visits and the nice comments.truly appreciate them! just gave birth to baby kaiden...cencia n now lng ko nkavisit :) he eats a lot! natutuyuan na nga ko eh! hehee :) im nursin kc :) nyway, thanks again! take care lagi! :)
Unknown said…
This is a good eye-opener Mommy Juls. Thanks for posting.

Bill Gates still making a lot of money. I don't think he needs to work for the rest of his life. Nice ha?
really?? i guess he has enough money to live life more without working.

anyway, wala ng bagong balita sa akin. hahahaha
Betty Miller said…
Hi there! I had no idea about Bill Gates! Wow, jobless, but I think he's set for life and then some. haha Thanks for checking in with me. Since I found your blog I checked out for a new blog template. I changed my template last night and then lost my Link2List (widget)! Aaagghh! What in the world is a widget? Good thing I didn't have very many links to add back since I'm a newbie. So it didn't take too long.
Malyn said…
blog hopping here....have a great weekend
Anonymous said…
dagdag na naman sya sa mga umemployed. LOL. that's good for him. he is getting any younger, may life kaya sya noong sa microsoft pa sya? go bill, enjoy life!

magandang gabi sa'yo mommy J.
Shimumsy said…
correction: i mean, he is not getting any younger...
Nova said…
Aper bill gates... i'm also jobless just like yours. so your not alone, the fact is your more still lucky u earned so much, which i don't.. hehehehe... i'm starting into a crap before i'll have some savings for sure...

te juls, i'm here na po sa NY with my man.. i flew from manila last 20th and arrives here on the 20th din.. weird.. hahaha...

i'm way here na talaga... sa wakas..musta na po kayo?
Bill gates dont need a job nomore he already have too much money somebody should take his job so he can share his blessing :).. if he allow me to do it im willing :)

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