Let Me introduce myself

“We sell Them toys.”Strange saying right.  But that was all it took some day to make a little extra money for us.  My sisters and I have started selling adult toys out of the trunks of our cars.  What ever you want, need, or think we might have, we do have....more

Finding the New Normal, A New Path

Those of you who know me personally were familiar with my store, Beabe's Toys and Gifts, which has been around since 2004 online, then as a brick and mortar.  This was a perfect illustration of a Baby Boomer listening to "Do What You Love, And the Money Will Follow", which is crap.  If you go into business, especially retail in this economy, be armed with all the research you can gather up, then do more....more

10 Mistakes to Avoid Making in Resumes and Cover Letters

As the CEO of my own company, I like to hire new members to join my team and in doing so, I come across plenty of resumes and cover letters from job applicants. Some of these pairings are quite good. Others are… less than professional. And every now and then, some are nonexistent – a cover letter arrives without a resume included and vice versa. Or the resume and cover letter arrive but a quick read reveals a series of mistakes, some of which could have been edited beforehand and others are less than noticeable....more

Is Coffee Good For You? Harvard Tell Us It Might Have Some Health Benefits…

Remember when people (and Doctors!) used to worry that coffee was bad for the heart, would give them ulcers, and would make them overly nervous? In excess, coffee can cause problems. But the fretting about two or three cups a day, or even more, is fading as study results suggestive of health benefits from coffee keep on coming in. Recent research has linked coffee to health benefits, not harm, including possible protective effects from everything from Parkinson’s disease to diabetes to some types of cancer....more

Morality. Kindness. Honestly

Morality: ...more

The Importance of Learning How To Negotiate Salary

Failure to negotiate my salary was costing me too much, so I changed my approach, and started earning what I was worth. ...more
I'm terrible at it and it keeps biting me in the butt. However, I'm good at asking for raises ...more

If My Boss Hadn’t Been a Single Mom, I Would Be Toast

I have one full-time job, two kids, zero husbands, and no child support. This post is part of BlogHer's Women @ Work editorial series, made possible by AFL-CIO. ...more
Your boss is an angel in disguise. Stay encouraged.more

Find Work That Helps You Be Independent - Upgrade Your Skills

It is wonderful to know that you can find work that helps you be independent by upgrading your skills. When a person is independent, that person is free from outside influence and not dependent upon the will of another. When a person between jobs is looking for new work, work that will allow her to be independent, she must look at ways to upgrade her skills. By upgrading skills, a job seeker is able to do her job better and able to take advantage of advancements in the industry. ...more

My New York Internship: The Job That Was Not a Job

I was making, roughly, $70 a night as a waitress. Two hundred dollars sounded amazing. This sounded like a golden opportunity hovering in the air, just waiting for me to seize it. ... Part of the Women @ Work series, sponsored by AFL-CIO. ...more
If only you could share their real details so that others could avoid the same fate!more

No Insurance, No Paid Sick Leave: A New Life at What Cost?

"You don't know what you've got 'til it's gone" may come in most handily in romance, but it works for health insurance, too. This post is part of BlogHer's Women @ Work editorial series made possible by AFL-CIO. ...more
I find myself in a similar situation only I didn't quit my job.  One day like any normal nurse ...more