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  1. Squeaky Wheel Gets the Grease? Or Are You Being Ignored for a Reason?

    December 5, 2012 by Lady Unemployed

    Whether it’s a job, a love interest, or any opportunity of some kind, we want to have it and we want it now. And I know I’ve always heard the philosphy, “Squeaky wheel gets the grease.” This is usually the motto I go by when I’m pursuing something (or someone).

    But there comes a point where the wheel starts to squeak just too damn much and it becomes easier to replace the whole thing and get rid of it.

    While I’ve already learned the hard way with the opposite sex that it isn’t always good to be so aggressive, I’m beginning to wonder if the same policy can apply to work scenarios.
    At least, that’s what I’ve wondered lately.

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  2. No Trust Plus No Respect Means Unhappy Employees

    September 28, 2012 by Lady Unemployed

    JJ's Melt Nana's Heart and Pick Me Up Face

    Over the last few weeks, my present job got worse. Much worse. Remember my moment of speaking up? Well, it turned out to be an greater bad idea.

    Right after all of this happened, and I let the flames die down of the awful written attacks I got from my coworker, it didn’t really ever ease up. Over the past few weeks, I have suddenly been required to send an “end of day” report that lists out the details of the work I’ve done all day. Each day. Every day. To the coworker I didn’t like (and I checked with my manager, she approved it).

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  3. Work Parties and Why Wine Is A Bad Idea

    August 28, 2012 by Lady Unemployed

    Wine on the Porch

    So far I have no funny stories about drunk coworkers (yet), but I was at a birthday party for a coworker and wine was served. Everyone acted normal, of course, but it reminded me of a Christmas party I was at last year where alcohol was served.

    Boy do some people really know how to put it away.

    The last Christmas party I was at that included liquor – one female coworker put away 3 glasses of wine within two hours (and it’s about 4 in the afternoon by the way). And she confessed to only one small glass to a coworker who didn’t go to the party that next morning.

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  4. Catsup Is A Stupid Word

    August 25, 2012 by Lady Unemployed

    Catsup @ Collinsville

    It’s late on a Friday night and I’m reading the newspaper comics. I noticed one comic used the word “catsup.” Oh, come on. Catsup? It’s ketchup people. And if you are using the word catsup, do you have to pronounce the “s”?

    I thought I would update you on how it’s been going on my second week at my new job.

    B. O. R. I. N. G.

    I spend all day doing data entry.

    Yes, data entry.

    This is beyond troubling. I had no clue it would be like this and I’m not sure what to do. In fact, I actually miss customer service.

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  5. I Am The Most Restless Woman On The Planet

    August 21, 2012 by Lady Unemployed

    You know I was watching Seinfeld the other day, and it was the episode where George was trying to avoid his latest girlfriend so she wouldn’t break up with him, and I was thinking…I really like the idea of having a song for my voicemail.

    George had the Greatest American Hero song “Walking on Air” song…maybe I should have Someone Like You by Adele for my voice message. It’s the latest song that I’m obsessed about and I think it would be perfect.

    Here it goes…

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  6. New Appreciation for My Job – Post Unemployment Life

    August 17, 2012 by Lady Unemployed

    Bus Stop, Witney

    I am proud to say that I’m typing this post after my first completed week at work!

    It’s been a fantastic feeling having a regular schedule again. And knowing that I never have to deal with the unemployment department again (I hope) is another level of fantastic..ness.

    Not to mention having a pay check.

    I do have to say… if I had to articulate the “why” part of my period of unemployment, I would say that it was necessary for me to really appreciate having a job. I’m not sure I need five months of job searching agony to understand that, but the point has been severely well taken.

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  7. It’s Official! I Am Lady EMPLOYED!

    August 7, 2012 by Lady Unemployed


    Pour the champagne everyone, it’s official!

    I received a call over the weekend and the company I interviewed with last week offered me the job!

    I’m so happy and excited!!!!

    If you have noticed my absence from the general internet world it’s because my computer died. I thought the timing was perfect. My six year old computer lasted long enough to get me a job. So I am looking forward to my first paycheck when I can save up to buy my computer. God, it’s
    wonderful to say that.

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  8. I May Be Lady EMployed After All!

    July 31, 2012 by Lady Unemployed

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    I have some pretty exciting news!

    In case you didn’t hear, I had an interview last Wednesday. The interview went great and actually went better than any interview I’ve had so far. It’s for a fantastic job that I can’t believe I might get (entry level marketing…EXACTLY what I’ve been hoping for).

    And guess what??

    I received an email from them yesterday asking for my references!! I’m so excited!!

    So we’ll see where this goes. I’m pretty sure it’s in the bag unless one of my references says something really awful. Here’s hoping THAT won’t happen.

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  9. Unemployment and Feeling Like I’m Doing My Best

    July 19, 2012 by Lady Unemployed


    Apparently hope is that way. So, that’s where I’m going.

    Overall this has not been an easy week. I had several ups and downs and two days in a row so  far I ended up in tears, I snapped at family members, and remained too long in my “Eoyore” mood.

    But instead of writing about all of that, I decided to write about something positive for once (I know, weird huh?).

    Today,  I feel like I have truly done my best (hush to the person in the back that is about to say otherwise).

    I’ll say it again: I have done my best today to find a job.

    Now, someone can say that unless I am applying to every job I see, even if includes licking the floor clean, it obviously isn’t enough, but today I am standing up to say otherwise.

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  10. Maybe I Can Pull a “George” and Just Show Up

    July 6, 2012 by Lady Unemployed

    So I’ve made a decision. And if you are a Seinfeld fanatic like me, then you probably know what this video means and what my post title means as well.

    I think I might just…show up. For that job I interviewed with Monday, I haven’t heard back yet. So maybe next week I’ll just show up. What could go wrong?

    I know, I know, public humiliation, but hey…you never know until you try!

    On an entirely different note, I also received fun news from the blogging world – Jen over at the blog Whyyy Jen gave me my first blog award! Yay!!! How cool is that?

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