I’m transparent about my modest-income office job while pursuing early retirement. This is in stark contrast to my reality, where I’m ashamed to reveal my income, as I’m constantly surrounded by family and colleagues who think that money makes the world go round.

The unfortunate fact of the matter is that I have been criticized and judged based on my income. For a while, this made me loathe my office job.

However, after discovering many people in the FIRE community who are working part-time, taking sabbaticals and enjoying mini-retirements, I’ve come to realise that there’s no shame in pursuing early retirement even when your income isn’t high at all.

I’ve also come to the point where I’ve stopped hating my office job. In fact, there are many things that I am grateful for, such as my surprising real hourly wage.

But before we get to my real hourly wage, I’ll give you a breakdown of my nominal hourly wage.

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