Tag Archive: employment

What if One Day Never Comes

Things had been going up hill for so long. Raises for him, great moods for me, life was on the up swing. We were outside planting gardens, getting things done around the house, paying off bills that had been neglected because he had been layed off months before, and we really believed things were finally…

Everything I Never Want to be

I heard my name called from the other room and was asked to join the others. I was sure it was something I had done wrong, again, and sighed as I approached the board room. We all walked on egg shells, held our breath, and asked how high when we were told to jump. The tension…

A New Chapter

I have been working in the same position for 4 years. It’s something that I love and am very proud of. I’m good at what I do, knowledgeable  and confident. I have experience in my field and am quick with answers, results, and reports. But I needed a change. So when I was offered a new…

The Tough Get Going

He put down the phone and looked at me with sad eyes. No, concerned. They weren’t happy eyes and they told me that I was about to hear something I didn’t want to. He was laid off. His boss didn’t need him anymore this season and he would receive his final pay this week. Silence….

Confidence Building – Your Job Search (Day 2)

If you joined me last week you will remember that I’m completing a series on Confidence Building in one of the most competitive markets. The job search! Last week we started out slowly, discussing five questions to start off the search and get an idea of where you want to begin, what you can expect,…

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Confidence Building – Your Job Search (Day 1)

The posts I write on successful resume’s and employment have long been my most successful. I know it’s because of our economy and because the search for sustainable employment is long and tedious.  Resume formats change frequently; should we have two pages or one, include references, add a cover letter, use all of our experience?…

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2013 – The Year of Full Price Beef

Ever since my husband has been laid off, then went back to work, been laid off again; found work; lost work; received no unemployment benefits, and been turned down at every corner for employment, we’re facing reality and being creative with our money. And with how we bring in money. Not THAT creative… pervs. I’m talking…

2012

This year did not fly by for me, it dragged its ass and punched me in the face. More days than not I struggled to make it through to the next, fighting to keep my head above water. I sat at rock bottom and climbed to the mountain top….then rolled back down to the bottom….

Just Say You’ll Buy Them Toys

I’ve always felt guilty dropping my daughter off at daycare. Her sweet little face looking up at me, still flush with sleep, begging and pleading with me to stay with her pulls my heart apart and leaves me huddled in the fetal position. Okay she doesn’t do that. As she’s running out of her coat…