Work the Job, Don't let it Work You

This quote never rang more true than when I jumped into the workforce.  I will be honest, I have been pretty unstable as far as staying in one place for long enough to move up career-wise.  I have had 3 different jobs in the past 3 years or so.  In my work experience, I noticed that the one thing that starts my mad dash towards a new profession is stress and overwhelming anxiety....more
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I PASSED!

The building where I work. It's especially pretty early in the morning. ...more

Envelope pushers

Daily prompt – When was the last time you took a risk (big or small), and pushed your own boundaries — socially, professionally, or otherwise? Were you satisfied with the outcome?After completing my education I got a nice job in a big MNC, which made me self-dependent. The job gave me financial independence and contentment that I am doing something. I lived in a new city with few old friends and staying with friends our bonds became stronger. While working there, I got so familiar with the place, environment, infrastructure, weather and all, that I miss the place so much....more

7 Ways to Make Holiday Cash

 Gifts, trips, parties … this time of year, it’s time to start thinking about paying for the holidays. Here are some creative holiday jobs to make some money and have fun!Party PlannerDo you love to plan parties? If so, consider planning a party for someone. Start out small: less than 50 people and see how it goes. Being a party planner would consist of sending out invites, keeping track of RSVPs, hiring the caterer, helping your client plan the menu, etc. It may also include being at the event to make sure things are running smoothly....more

A Behind the Scenes Look at an Auto Show

So, many of you know that I travel and some of you even know why. But I've never really shared a real look at what I do and why. I just returned home from New York working as a spokesmodel for Mitsubishi Motors at the New York International Auto Show, and when I travel for shows… that is precisely what I'm doing. Below is a little video I put together to give a glimpse at what part of our day at the show looks like....more

A stressful job today may keep your mind sharp after retirement

If you have a stressful job, there may be good news regarding mental decline as you age.New research that analyzed 4,182 participants' data found that certain kinds of challenging jobs can slow mental declines in memory after retirement. The study controlled for income and formal education.So what kind of tasks (at their job) are we talking about?- analyzing data- developing objectives and strategies- making decisions- solving problems- evaluating information- thinking creativelyHere's what I read:...more

How To Stay Motivated At Work

Let’s face it – there are times when you are working and just don’t feel like it.  It could be due to a tough assignment, reduction in force at work, redundant assignments or less than sexy assignments.  Either way – you don’t want to be there and would rather do something else.Here are a few tips to help you keep your head in the game as being bored as work can be daunting....more

What to Do After You've Been Fired

No one wants to hear, "You're fired." Those words will instill fear in everyone. If your employer lets you go, you're probably panicked and worried. Yet everyone will experience a firing at some point in their lives and the best response is to stay calm. If you've been fired recently, consider taking these seven steps to get back on track as fast as possible. ...more

Accounting for Time

Once Ben and I broke up and went our separate ways, things got tough. I could no longer afford the townhome we were living in so I moved to a dinky one bedroom in the same complex. It seemed like, overnight, my coworkers got mad at me. You see, we worked together, all of us. Me, Ben and the baby’s father, Michael. (names?)Yes. It WAS awkward.It was also the first time I’d ever experienced social backlash....more

Last Friday of 2013

f there ever was a time I am thankful for my job,it’s today.As I look back over the year, I actually managed to be off 95% of the Fridays that were in it and, to me,that’s great!There is a benefit in being an old goat, like myself, and being able to go through a Thursday and say, “Thank God I can sleep in tomorrow.” I know my buddies who are teachers get more of a clip of time off, but, hey, these Fridays have been my life-preserver.Have a great Friday and a wonderful weekend!...more