Company Culture

 The life and death of a pretty good place to work 

Once, and only once, I worked for a company that didn't suck. They tried to treat customers and employees fairly, and just generally did the right thing when they did anything. It was a life insurance company, in business for more than a century, that had never laid off an employee, and never been successfully sued. In most ways, it was the best job I ever had. And then, they modernized.


If you lose your way,
there's a cast of characters page.


  1. Cancer got me this job.

  2. The Lollipop Guild

  3. Introductions all around

  4. Zeke's worries

  5. Becca

  6. Coach  

  7. The ethics hotline

  8. On the loading dock

  9. The Christmas party

10. The Fundamental Fuck-Up