What do you you want to see happen first when President Elect Barack Obama enters the White House?

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If I knew what our President Elect should handle first maybe I'd have applied to be ...more

Career Change/Grad School??

The past few days, I have been researching the possibility of going back to school. Grad School. Tests, research, and the dreaded thesis.  Now, I would not be thinking of doing this, seeing as I have my BS degree in something completely not related to a Master's of Psychology, unless the career I currently have does not appear to be working out. Ok, so the career I currently have does not appear to be working out.  I need a Plan B. ...more

I have specific requirements. I really need an acredited on-line program or hybrid program in my ...more

Jane Six-Pack and the Sword of Damocles

There's a lot of speculation lately about what Americans talk about at the kitchen table.  Well my kitchen table has become the hub for our discussions about the state of the economy and the impact on our family.  You won't find any political rhetoric and homey colloquialisms in our dialogs.  No, we talk about real-life issues like the risk of my 52-year old cousin losing her job due to corporate downsizing.  To protect her identity, I'll call her "Jane Six-Pack". ...more

Job Hunting While Fat

Whenever someone asks me what they should do about being discriminated against, whether for legal or illegal reasons, my first thought is "Are you sure you're being discriminated against?" ...more

Is there age discrimmination in hiring?

When I lost my job a couple of years ago, it was along with all of my peers who were over 40.  Only one person over 40 survived, but all the people under 40 stayed.  In order to get my severance pay, I had to agree not to sue them for Age Discrimination.  I got a job very quickly from a phone interview, so they had no idea of my age until I arrived at work.  It was a young company and I spent considerable effort making myself valuable.  But when the project ended, there was no job for me, although everyone else on the project either left voluntarily, (they asked me to stay to the end o ...more

There are some companies and individuals who will absolutely (and illegally) take your age ...more

The bright side of the economic situation for recent graduates

As a recent college graduate, my job search is especially tough. Companies that do not have a hiring freeze are hiring the more experienced workers laid off from other companies. This leaves me and my freshly printed bachelor's degree with seemingly limited careeroptions. I have decided that this is going to work out well for me. ...more

Thank you for your encouragement! I like your very practical blog. It is so important to be ...more

Small Miracles

Small Miracles We recently had an issue with our local utility company. The issue was them being unreasonable. Their issue with me was that I didn't want to pay them more money that I currently don't have. Let me explain: ...more

Knowledge Isnt Always Enough

Knowledge isn’t always enough.  That’s what my wise friend said to me while I cried and at her house today. ...more

 Dear Rebellious Thinker

 I like your style.  You and I have a great deal in common.  ...more

Current Unemployment Rate Hits Four-Year High

The U.S. unemployment rate edged up to 5.7 percent in July, hitting a four-year high. But some say the number conceals the true toll of the fickle economy, which can be seen in people forced to work part time because their hours were cut, or they couldn't find full-time employment. ...more

Unemployment: Is the Worst Yet to Come?

Today's release of current unemployment rates may be more unwelcome news reminding us of a rickety economy, but the skies could grow darker still. Goldman Sachs forecasts that the U.S. unemployment rate will peak at 6.4 percent late in 2009 before improving, meaning the painful process of shedding jobs may be only half-way done. ...more