02/21/2012 03:22 pm ET

5 Ways To Escape Middle-Management Hell

1. Piggyback on your current job

Chuck Sacco had five kids at home, which isn't a good thing when you'd like to quit your job and start a business. So Sacco negotiated a severance package with his employer -- and a monthly consulting contract -- and co-founded PhindMe Mobile in 2007.

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