The Escape the City story and some things we're learning…
Escape the City
We are on a mission to liberate talented people from unfulfilling corporate jobs. BY: ROB, DOM & MIKEY – Join Us…
Escape the City – "Do Something Different!"
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Escape the City was started by the two of us: Dom Jackman and Rob Symington. We both worked in 'The City' and bonded over a shared feeling of 'surely there is more to life than this?'
We started our careers as management consultants. Neither of us regrets this because we gained invaluable experience. However, once we began to reflect on where we wanted to be in five, ten, and fifteen years time, we both realised that we didn't want to pursue our careers in the corporate mainstream. We both wanted to do something a bit different, something that we genuinely cared about.
The truth is many graduates go into corporate jobs with no great plan other than learning a lot and gaining good experience. After a while many begin asking the same question that we did: 'what else could I be doing with my life other than living for the weekend?'
Escape the City was born the day that we were sitting in neighbouring cubicles at work and admitted to each other that we both thought there was more to life than what we were doing. We then realised that we were far from being alone in feeling frustrated and unfulfilled in 'The City' and that thousands of our fellow corporate professionals felt the same way. So we decided that we would build something to help all these people and, through doing so, to engineer our own escapes as well!
London, UK · http://www.escapethecity.org