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  1. Can You Always Trust Glassdoor Reviews?

    April 13, 2015 by Lady Unemployed

    I tend to monitor my company’s glassdoor page. Mostly because it shows the evolving personality of the company and how happy my coworkers really are. From my point of view, I can spot right away the people who were fired and left a negative review. I can also spot the people who are management’s favorites and would never say a bad thing about the company. Some people do see things honestly, but for the most part, I feel like the reviews are split between people who left on bad terms and people who were asked by management to leave a good review.

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  2. Is This Thing On? *Tap* *Tap*

    February 11, 2015 by Lady Unemployed

    Yikes, I haven’t been around for a while have I?

    Well, I’ll update things. First, I’m still at the same job I have always been at. I’m not getting work from the creative department although I have finally felt comfortable again asking for projects (ever since layoffs and being overworked in my own department, I just haven’t had time). Oddly enough, I had my goals meeting with supervisor yesterday and I might be getting more responsibility from her, which is good and bad. Good, because I can do something different. Bad, because I feel like I’m getting further away from transferring departments.

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  3. My Five Work and Career Goals for 2015

    December 30, 2014 by Lady Unemployed

    2015 is around the corner and that means all of us are lining up our resolutions and goals to inspire us into the new year. For me, for the first time since I’ve had this blog (I think), I want to put together a list of career related goals for myself. I’m hoping this will keep me on track and help build better habits too.

    1) Stop eating out of my boss’ candy jar.

    Okay there are only so many mini-snickers you can eat before you realize how crappy they are for your body. So my number one goal is to completely eliminate this habit. And no more left-over-sprinkle-kitchen-hunting either. If I have yogurt for breakfast, I just have yogurt. I don’t need to toss in crap to an otherwise healthy start of my day.

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  4. How This Grinch Got Back Christmas (And My Goals for 2015)

    December 21, 2014 by Lady Unemployed

    8139519263_b4db9cfd18_zThe last time my family and I celebrated Christmas was back in 2006, my second December after high school. This year I didn’t expect to celebrate Christmas at all actually. In fact, most years I would sneer at Christmas movies and snark at all the junk that happens around this time of year. Not that I was bitter, but in reality, I couldn’t stand the idea that this one time of year everyone SUDDENLY got really nice and generous.

    Well, this year something changed. First it changed with my family in terms of birthdays. For the lack of a better way to say this, we were too broke to do all that much for birthdays. This year none of us had the money for gifts. In prior years, though, even when we did have money, we felt miserable about the day. We were usually the most miserable on our own birthday. That huge expectation to be happy on our birthday collides into the fact that we’ve been through a lot and it’s hard to meet that expectation of happy.

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  5. The Definition of Corporate Insanity (And High Turnover Troubles)

    November 6, 2014 by Lady Unemployed

    I work in a company where there is a vicious cycle of turnover. This year I think I can count about six people who have left my department alone. This is just a department of about 12 to 15 people too. So each time someone leaves, you really feel the loss and now it’s getting ridiculous. I can FEEL the low morale after this latest loss (two people – one turned out to be the charismatic con I wrote about several months ago and another is a woman who had been with the company a long time).

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  6. 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 –

  7. 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.

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  8. Have you ever felt stuck in life?

    July 28, 2014 by Lady Unemployed

    stuck, getting unstuck, career, stuck in life

    photo credit: Felipe Morin via photopin cc

    This may be a brief post, but I am not blogging as much as I would like these days. Although I don’t think I’m alone in feeling like that, as a blogger.

    Anyways, the main reason for this post is that I feel stuck.

    Just stuck. Like I’m on pause, in my own life.

    I’m not moving forward at work. I’m not able to find a new job. My mom and brother aren’t finding jobs. I’m not having a sudden influx of cash from an unknown resource.

    Have you ever felt stuck in your own life? Just this feeling that are you aren’t moving forward? I often feel as if it is for a reason. Like something bigger is waiting for me and I just need to get in the right place for it. That all I need to do is to keep knocking on doors and pursuing opportunities and the right choice will finally reveal itself to me.

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  9. Healthy Dose of Reality for College Grads

    May 19, 2014 by Lady Unemployed

    For anyone struggling with finding a job after college, this photo is for you. It’s a healthy reality for college grads and one I struggle with (there should be another lane for “unable to find a well-paying, lucrative job”).

    healthy dose of reality for college grads

    Happy “pour-yourself-another-cup-of-coffee” Monday everyone.

  10. The Underemployed by Taryn Cooper

    February 26, 2014 by Lady Unemployed

    I am so glad to share this story because it offers such a unique, eye opening perspective on the current state of affairs. I encourage you to email me your story so I can share it with my readers.

    “A measure of employment and labor utilization in the economy that looks at how well the labor force is being utilized in terms of skills, experience and availability to work. Labor that falls under the underemployment classification includes those workers that are highly skilled but working in low paying jobs, workers that are highly skilled but work in low skill jobs and part-time workers that would prefer to be full-time. This is different from unemployment in that the individual is working but isn’t working at their full capability.” — Definition of Underemployment by Investopedia.

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