Laid-Off Lady Liberty Considers New Line of Work

I have this friend who works in the New York Harbor. Well, she used to work in the New York Harbor. But last week, like so many of us in the last year, she got a pink slip from the boss. And when the Statue of Liberty loses her job, this country MUST be having money problems. They’ll bail out the banks and the auto companies, but do you think they could find it in their patriotic hearts to throw a few bones to Penelope? After all she’s done for this country? Not to mention that she never once called in sick. You’d think that would stand for something! ...more

What depression looks like...

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Help. Really.

My daughter's a stay at home mom who can't work because the cost of day care is astronomical.  She and my son in law sat down, crunched the numbers and found that it would actually be more expensive for her to go to work than it is to stay home and raise my two-year-old grandson.  She loves being a new mother but she's restless and bored at times and wants to help her husband pay the bills.  But it's not possible and she doesn't understand why she did "everything right" and wound up like this.  She went to college, graduated with honors, married her high school sweetheart and ...more

I guess all we can do is hope at this point.  I do feel a sense of hope now that Obama will ...more

Getting your unemployment benefits - readers help each other online

Over at Workforce Developments I blog about work, employment and job training. With the recent economic downturn, I've been blogging more about unemployment. To help readers I recently compiled a state-by-state list of links to information about the unemployment extension. ...more

Back to Work?

Hello BlogHer world!  I've been a member for over a year now, and sadly am just trying to figure things out.  I've found quite a few people through the ads that I love to read, and I think some of you may read me for the same reason.  It's been an interesting support to me as I've gone through a difficut pregnancy and adjusted to being a stay at home mom. ...more

Crying for it all!

Today was what I like to refer to as challenging. Yesterday was challenging too. I hit a roadblock this morning. I woke up almost in a panic, car payment extension due today and there was no way I had the money. My bank called asking me for 75.00 to cover my account. I had nowhere to go with it.Who? Where? How to find money and then what about all of the other bills coming in the rest of the week? Oy vey!!!! ...more

Unemployment: Could We Be Facing Another Depression?

Each week delivers more grim news about some part of the economy, including job cuts and climbing unemployment. All the gloom-and-doom has some recalling unemployment during the Great Depression. At this point the U.S. unemployment rate is 6.7 percent, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics; peak unemployment during the Great Depression was 25 percent. Are we inching toward a similarly unsavory fate? ...more

Pre-interview research tips

Hello Everyone, I wanted to share an article with you that I wrote last month for another website. I hope you can get some great tips from it. Pre-Interview Research: Five tips to investigate a company before the interview.   ...more

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I May Be Unemployed, But I've Got Big Plans

Welcome to my first week of unemployment! After being wait-listed for eleven long months, the repairman finally came by to fix my Wayback and Forward Time Traveler 6000. Some jerk stepped on a butterfly last year and everyone's time machine went on the fritz. Why is there always one guy who has to blow it for everybody? Anyway, I jumped in for a quick ride into the future to check my diary. I wanted to know how my life of unemployment would go.  Here are the first few entries: ...more

I guess for me, it depends ...more

Can President-elect Obama Provide Relief from Our Unemployment Angst?

As the U.S. unemployment rate increases--at 6.5 percent, it has reached a 14-year high--and President Bush's tenure winds down, all eyes are on President-elect Barack Obama and the Democratic Congress set to take the reins in Washington in January. Will the new leadership provide relief? Continue reading "Can President-elect Obama Provide Relief from Our Unemployment Angst?" » ...more