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How I Lost Money on Unemployment

How I Lost Money on Unemployment

The title of this blog post is absurd, I know. But it’s something that happened to me, so I thought I’d share my unfortunate tale. We had three months to transition our work after a group of us learned we were being laid off from contracted positions with HP. For the most part I felt … Continue reading

Four Years Later…

Four Years Later…

Hey world. It’s been a while. Actually it’s been a very long time. I could have gotten another college degree since the last time I wrote here. My heart sank a little when I saw that my last post was in 2013. A lot has happened over the last four years, and somehow everything is … Continue reading

Job dissatisfaction: What would you do?

Job dissatisfaction: What would you do?

Can I let you in on a not-so-secret secret? I don’t like my job. My coworkers are fine. My boss is fine. But I can’t get excited about what I actually do. What started with InDesign and copy editing has transformed into endless spreadsheets and the pressure of trying to improve a product that I … Continue reading

How to survive layoffs

How to survive layoffs

It’s that time of year! Layoff season. Companies are reevaluating their budgets and cutting down on costs. If you’ve ever experienced layoffs at your office, you know how tense these times can be. If not, let me break it down for you. Working at a company going through layoffs is similar to being a tribute … Continue reading

The dangers of Bitchy Resting Face

The dangers of Bitchy Resting Face

Bitchy Resting Face is a real phenomenon, and it can be hazardous to your everyday life. If you haven’t watched the YouTube video that has prompted serious discussions about Bitchy Resting Face, then take ¬†look at this PSA: Obviously this video is meant as a joke; BRF isn’t really a serious disorder. Or is it? … Continue reading

What’s your wow factor?

What’s your wow factor?

Last week I was perusing Facebook when I came across a post from a magazine I had applied to work for. The post was introducing the person who was hired to fill the position I had applied for. More curious than anything, I clicked on the link that would introduce me to the winning candidate. … Continue reading