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

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

(POLL) Women at Work: Which Job Could You Never Do?

Welcome to the first in a month-long series of polls about Women in the Workplace. In honor of the upcoming conference BlogHer Pro on December 13th, all of our weekly polls will have to do with how folks in the BlogHer community feel about work....more
@Jane Collins Moi aussi, je peux participer ici, mesdames!     :)  So there!more

A Few words about the Worst Job I ever loved...

Six years I was laid-off from my radio job.  That was three lay-offs ago.  But I'm not sure I'd trade my lay-offs for job security, although don't ask my husband that same question. Six years ago I marched into a place called (probably not a good idea to say the name) Staffing Agency armed with an absolutely worthless resume and about 2 pounds of ego left......more
@Super Sarah Gee  I'm so sorry about your job...and I pray that time will lesson the pain...I ...more

YOU Try Living on $2.13 an Hour

Restaurant workers need a raise, for goodness sakes. $2.13 an hour is just ridiculous.more

How to be a Good Supervisor (Without Really Trying)

Recently, I decided to re-enlist in the Air National Guard. After being in the military for 12 years, I had to make a really big decision: did I want to let it all go and start a real civilian life, or did I want to stay and "get my 20" so I can receive retirement money when I'm old and wrinkly? Every Airman (or Marine, or Soldier, or Seaman) has to think about this every time their enlistment is close to being up. One thing I think we don't factor in is that if we stay, we will essentially become some one's boss. ...more
Thanks for the list Amiyrah! These are great reminders for managers and employees everywhere. ...more

Let me tell you how I really feel!

Let me tell you how I really feel (as if that’s a rarity).  I really feel like women with husbands, who have been out of work for an extended period of time, need to pony up. That’s right, I said it!...more

The Ultimate Mother's Day Gift~ a Career!

The official Hallmark Holiday named Mother’s Day is approaching quickly.  I tend to believe that we should be celebrated every day rather than one lone Sunday during the month of May.  That’s just me.  Last year I ...more