- vii, 247 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
- Includes bibliographical references and index.The 9-to-5 Cure is a user's guide to an innovative career lifestyle. Learn how to insulate yourself from sudden and total job loss by following the practical advice detailed in each chapter. Earn a good living in any economic environment by learning how to create an exceptional number of career opportunities and then select the offers that are most attractive to you. Create your own schedule and choose when and where you work. Discover a new way to review your skills and the best ways to market them to employers. Work on your own terms and reinvent your life -- today!The life of your dreams -- Realizing that old dream isn't worth realizing -- Charting a new course -- Career myopia and other misperceptions -- The framework : lifestyle design -- The headlines : survivalnomics -- A new strategy : the patchwork principle -- Guiding beliefs of the patchwork principle -- The mindset of the successful patchworker -- Take inventory and build your brand -- Go fish -- Stand and deliver -- Negotiate : everything! -- Do you have what it takes? -- Consider the drawbacks -- Plan your escape and get out of there -- Get your move on -- Meeting Uncle Sam and other necessities -- Parting thoughts.