I found the American Dream

How many times have you ever heard someone say, in general- “Get a job Or Get a real job.” in spite of what you do, because they don’t see the earning potential for what it is that you do. Or they really don’t know or understand exactly what it is that you do. Let’s just talk about the ones who don’t have a job. They hear it all the time. “You should get a job, there are jobs out there, and you can’t be choosy”...more

First Day of School...I Mean, WORK

It's the night before I begin my first day of work, but my emotions take me back to the first day of school.  At one point in my life I would get my room in order and plan out my clothes for the next week. Once school was in full force, that type of preparation slipped and I was like most everyone else, where I scrambled in the morning to get dressed. But I remember the anticipation well, and fondly....more

Bridges and Ferries

November has always been one of my favorite months of the year, despite the bad reputation it gets for the bare, leafless trees and the cold winds that serve as harbingers of winter.  To me, November is all about celebrations....more

What Would You Do if You Knew You Would Not Fail?

Patience is a virtue, but so far, it isn't one I possess. Unfortunately for me, I just happen to be hard-wired to make decisions only after I sleep on them for a while. I have learned, on some occasions quite painfully, that when I make quick decisions about big things, I often regret my choice. There are people (my husband and Eve, for example) who can check in with their gut and know almost instantaneously what they ought to do. I am not one of those people. ...more

Public or Private

I took one full year off from blogging aside checkup posts to let you know I had taken a year off to concentrate on finding a job and keeping said job. I know I am not the best writer. I don't pretend to think I have dozen of followers. I know I should do a sponsored post better. Yet, I don't stop blogging. I have some sputters and starts and stops in my blogging self but for the most part I still utilize my little soap box for just that MY SOAP BOX. ...more

Discrimination: Long Term Unemployed

Note: The inability to find work is not limited to businesses.  Below is just one example of a staffing agency I've encountered that won't even forward my resume to prospective employers, due to my being unemployed for longer than six months.   It happens all the time.  My question is, do I have any recourse for a discrimination case?Message Body: ...more

Thinking outside 'the box'

I have gotten many tips, from acquaintances and from close friends, that thinking outside the box, insofar as searching for a job is concerned, is what I should do. Please do not interpret what I am about to say as I take offense at such a suggestion. Far from it. ...more

Rights Of Employees In Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania is one of the states which adheres to the “employee at-will” doctrine. This means that employees can be terminated for nearly any reason, but it also means that employees can leave their employment for almost any reason.  Most employees are not impressed when they learn that they can leave their jobs for any reason, as most of them want to keep them....more

The Job Search: call it Purgatory, but it sure feels like Hell

http://livelifesassy.com/2013/04/23/the-job-search-call-it-purgatory-but......more

BlogHer’s 2012 Women and Work Study

Money may be what drives women to work every morning, but it doesn’t define their vision of success. This is one of several insights from the 2012 BlogHer Women And Work Study by BlogHer, Inc., the premium cross-platform media network and publisher for women. The study captures job satisfaction indicators and aspirations, as shared by the social media-savvy influencers of the BlogHer community. ...more
@Jane Collins Yes, of course, Jane. Cleaning my home and cooking for the family is a worthy job. ...more