July 20, 2016 by Lady Unemployed
I tend to not take many mental health days. This year I think I’ve taken maybe one or two. But in reality, as I learned the hard way yesterday, they are necessary part of adult working life. At least, that’s what I think.
So, not to overshare, but I am going through the process of taking care of my financial situation. I’ll divulge more another time, but it’s stressing me out significantly and I spent the good majority of my past weekend dealing with it. It didn’t help yesterday I ran across an extremely rude person who is supposed to be helpful in this whole process and she just crumpled me yesterday emotionally as a result. Sad to say I was dealing with this at work.
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October 21, 2014 by Lady Unemployed
Today I had a major lesson in knowing how to be tactful when working on a project with a senior-level person. So, to give you some background details, I am finally FINALLY getting work from the creative department at work and one of the senior copywriters will bring me in on projects.
This is one of the second ones I’ve worked on with them and I was somewhat familiar with the details of the project (it was based on web searches, and SEO stuff which I’ve gotten familiar with thanks to blogging). Well, once I got the directive from this copywriter on this, I immediately knew they had misunderstood the directions.
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July 22, 2014 by Lady Unemployed
Next week is my “company goals” meeting with my department VP (a non-intimidating passive lady who barely speaks to anyone at the entry level status) and my department supervisor (who seems to hate the idea of actually supervising).
This is an ongoing, quarterly concern for me as I’m not really sure what I should say, especially in this past year when I’ve revealed to them that I don’t have an interest in advancing in this particular department. I’ve taken on one – and only one – project with the department of my interest (the elusive creative department) but I haven’t sat down and talked with the director since my last project. He’s supposed to be back this week and I’ve walked past his office a few times and so far don’t see him.
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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.
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