June 4, 2014 by Lady Unemployed
I was so glad for the opportunity to publish this article about being unemployed at 58 years old. This is not only a post about the struggles, but an inspiring post about not letting the situation get you down for too long.
In 2011 I changed jobs. I left a very stressful, low paying job to better myself and reduce stress. Even though the new job was stressful during the training period, I knew in time the stress would subside. After the first year the stress level did subside and I was enjoying the new challenges. I was doing a good job and my boss was very pleased with my performance. I was given several raises and had worked up to $21.25 an hour within a short time.
Category Career, How Unemployment Feels, Unemployment Stories | Tags: Unemployment Stories | 8 Comments
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”).
Happy “pour-yourself-another-cup-of-coffee” Monday everyone.
Category Big Picture, Career, How Unemployment Feels | Tags: college grad reality,healthy dose of reality,unemployment | 2 Comments
April 29, 2014 by Lady Unemployed
I’ve often blogged about getting ahead at work being a little like merging into bad traffic.
Well, recently I came to find even MORE proof that getting ahead at work is a little like merging into bad traffic.
Last week, I met with my bosses to talk about my goals for the company and what I see for my career. I mentioned for the fourth time in six months – yes, fourth – that I would like to learn more about the creative side of the company (specifically writing).
Finally, my boss followed through and reached out to someone in the creative department and asked them if they would be willing to have me shadow them a couple of days to find out more about what they do.
Category Career | Tags: Career,getting ahead at work,Office Politics,speaking up at work | 2 Comments
April 21, 2014 by Lady Unemployed
I had the opportunity to read the book Careeranista – The Woman’s Guide to Success After College. I alwys hesitate with books like these because I’m afraid I will read about the things I have heard before or know about already. And I know a lot of my readers are already in the workforce and probably have already gotten their feet wet with job searching, getting laid off, finding a new job, rinse and repeat. But after seeing a few experiences shared by friends I used to know from high school and people I knew from college, I realized how necessary this type of guide was for graduates – or anyone starting out in their career, really – to own.
Category Career, Giveaway | Tags: Career Guide,Careernista,Giveaway,Graduate Gift | 5 Comments
April 9, 2014 by Lady Unemployed
Today was the second time I’ve been overlooked in my department for a promotion. It bothers me because the person who got the promotion has been here less than three months. I started to stew a bit, but I decided that the best way to let this out is to blog about it.
I’ve already talked about the type of career I want. I want a writing and social media job. But more than a job, I more envision having something of my own and my own way of making money. Whether it’s making money blogging, freelance writing, managing social networks via freelancing, or something along those lines. Right now I’ve been holding onto this more stable job because it’s financially necessary, but this isn’t something I see for myself long term.
Category Career, Office Politics | Tags: Trying My Best | 2 Comments
March 10, 2014 by Lady Unemployed
Lately at work I seem to be stuck between a rock and a hard place. The rock represents my desire to move up but the hard place represents the fact that I don’t want to move up in my department. The bottom line is – I’m not moving up at work and it’s (partially) my own fault.
This has resulted in a laborious feeling of continue to try and do a good job yet feeling stuck at the same time. I’ve already expressed to my boss(es) that I don’t want to advance in the career track my role represents, but I don’t want to stay in my current position. I’ve been in this role about a year and a half now and I am not learning anything new nor am I taking on new responsibility. I’m restless and unhappy with what I do.
Category Business, Career, Lessons Learned | Tags: career path,getting ahead at work | No Comments
February 20, 2014 by Lady Unemployed
Student loan debt has been in the news recently and is apparently the source of a lot of the nation’s debt crisis. According to an article with Times Union, there is efforts to reduce the interest on student loans to a fixed 4%.
I can’t remember what my percentage is, but this article made me wonder something….
Should bankruptcy wipe out student loans?
I have mixed feelings about this and wanted to ask what people thought. I may have a post to follow in the next few days with some ideas on how to decrease student loans in other ways.
Category Career | Tags: | 4 Comments
July 22, 2013 by Lady Unemployed
Today my company gave out raises.
I didn’t have much expectations for what I would receive as my starting salary was low and when that’s the case, I usually assume a company is pretty cheap. Not to mention they didn’t hand out a Christmas bonus, thank you card, or pat on the back of any kind this past winter, so I’d say calling my company cheap is a pretty safe bet.
Ladies and gentleman…
I received a 29 cent raise. A 2% raise or so I’m told.
When the HR Manager told me the amount of increase I received this year, I gritted my teeth, smiled, said okay, and went back to my desk. Alone at my desk, I laughed quietly.
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June 27, 2013 by Lady Unemployed
Lately, I’ve had an eye opening experience about what it means to fight for what you want.
My oldest brother moved in March to a brand new city – one he has wanted to live for over ten years – and he is trying to make it. The interesting thing is he has opened himself up to trusting people, accepting help, being open to instruction, and trying every route possible to make this new city work.
He has become an inspiration to what it means to keep your spirits and hope alive no matter what situation is facing you. He has been out of work over a year now, but he continues to keep his spirits up and determination strong. This is so humbling to me.
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June 25, 2013 by Lady Unemployed
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