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September, 2014

  1. Layoff in 2008 (And Four Jobs Later)

    September 27, 2014 by Lady Unemployed

    I have had 4 jobs since my layoff in 2008 (temp to hire which was a lie, employers knew the date I would be departed at the interview). All were using my “up to date” technology skills in projects that enabled them to cut back in their workforce, creating more people to be unemployed. What I found really interesting is the workers are not high performing at all, very inept skills, poor attitude, slacker behavior pushing work off to others, late and absent continuously, and their still there. It just doesn’t look right, like something is going on in the workforce and I didn’t get the memo.

    To share your unemployment story, visit this link to submit your story. 


  2. Submit Your Unemployment Story

    September 20, 2014 by Lady Unemployed

    Inspired by the idea of sharing more unemployment stories, I decided to make it easier for everyone to submit them to me.

    Simply use the form below (and it’s also available in the ‘share your unemployment story’ tab) and it will notify me that the post is available. This allows you a bit more control on what you submit.

    So I encourage everyone out there dealing with unemployment or know someone who does to share their story with me –

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  3. An Update to Lady Unemployed

    September 20, 2014 by Lady Unemployed

    An update has been a long time coming! Most of my absence has been a mix of being busy (which always sounds like an excuse), stress, and not sure where I want this blog to go (more truth than any other reason).

    First, how is work coming? Work is going surprisingly well.  I am actually getting attention from the creative department (which I know deserves more of a post than this). I am working with a senior writer on a newsletter this next week. I finally am enjoying my job – which took me two years to get to.

    Next, my family. My mom and brother are still looking for work, but I remain hopeful and they continue to keep sending out resumes. It remains to be an ongoing stress in my life.

    As for my blog, I’ve reached a roadblock. I can’t help but notice the terrible bounce rate when I examine Google Analytics and I also can’t help but notice my dwindling number of faithful readers (which has always been part of my struggle for this blog).

    Somewhere along the way I started to worry about my purpose in blogging here and whether or not I should bother talking about office politics while also talking about unemployment, as if it’s a cruel combination to put together. Should I choose one or the other?

    Also, I’m wondering if I should make it easier for people to submit their stories rather than emailing me.  I do know that I rank higher when you look for “unemployment blogs.”