Snooki the Author?!

I am shocked you are actually reading this. After all I am not Snooki (thank God!) and this is not being promoted by a “reputable” publishing company. Yes, today is the day Snooki becomes a published author with the release of her book. You didn’t know that? Congratulations. I would like to say I don’t […]

Wednesday, January 5th

Sicko Slick in the Gulf

OK I am definitely back to being riled up again. The more I read about the bumbling by pretty much everyone involved with the Gulf oil spill disaster, the more incredulous I become. I can’t believe many of these people have jobs, not much less highly paid ones. Whatever happened to segregation of duties? It […]

Monday, June 7th

Memorial Day

Today is Memorial Day. I am taking time off from complaining about the state of the economy, the unemployment rate, the heartbreak in our gulf coast, and everything else that is annoying the crap out of me. Instead I am going to pause, reflect, and honor those who served our country when she called. Many […]

Monday, May 31st

Control! Are you Kidding?

I was asked the other day if I wanted more control in my next job. While asking the question the person pointed out the layers of management in broadcasting and how limiting that can be. I surprised myself by rather quickly replying no, I was used to working that way and wouldn’t be surprised if […]

Monday, May 17th

Turn the Tables and Volunteer

Since I find myself, unfortunately, with time on my hands I am putting my unemployment to good use by volunteering. I suggest my co-unemployed consider following me in this course of action. Yes I really am suggesting working hard for no paycheck. Besides serving the community you live in there are some other upsides to […]

Monday, May 10th

Job fair: The other Side of the Table

This is not a hunk of baloney designed to make you feel better. It really can be easier to be the job seeker at a job fair then on the other side of the table. Yes I get it, if you are attending a job fair you probably really need a job and are starting […]

Sunday, March 28th

Personal Best

Applying for jobs on line may be technically efficient, fast and cheap but it can be silly. It would help what is left of my sanity to know before starting what information to have handy. A few sites will actually take pity on the job seeker and give this information really early. Most sites allow […]

Sunday, March 21st

Unemployment With Purpose

Fighting depression when you are unemployed takes some doing. Let’s face it when you are not worrying about ever finding a decent job, vanishing savings, no 401K contributions, no dental insurance, the Obama health care supplement nearing an end, diminishing unemployment benefits, and life’s myriad of unexpected and unavoidable expenses; it can be difficult to […]

Monday, March 15th

Numbers to Nibble On

The lead story on my New York Times e-mail Saturday (portrayed as good news) was that 36,000 non farm jobs were shed in January. This apparently is good news since it was fewer than forecast. Now let me get this straight. There are what, millions of us unemployed? So we and another 36,000 folks are […]

Sunday, March 7th

I need Weirder friends

I call it research, but unemployment is giving me the luxury of curling up with a good book more often. I am beginning to notice something. I need to get weirder friends. Good writers have imagination and a keen sense of observation. Writers gain a wealth of material to expand upon and fictionalize from every […]

Sunday, January 17th