A different kind of career advice ~ A message for employers

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, I worked for other people.  I was a drifter who didn’t move around, a good employee that ironically never worked out long-term.  It’s been 13 years now (holy god(dess)) but I still remember the (un)thrill of the job hunt and the dark side of the … More A different kind of career advice ~ A message for employers

The spring upswing

I feel myself shifting into high gear.  My energy is waxing without effort for the summer, just as it waned against my will during the winter.  This Waxing Thing is definitely well-underway. Back then, in the wintertime, I felt the instinctive urge to hibernate.  I wanted nothing more than to curl up under a blanket, … More The spring upswing

Where was I?

So anyway, my big honking exam took place this morning.  I have no idea how I did.  I’ll find out in May.  Yep, May. It’s a little frightening how three and a half years of various classes and conferences and three solid weeks of relentless studying get distilled down into just about three hours. Those … More Where was I?

I think I might be a spoonie… (at least, I often feel like one)

Today, I’m reminded of how much I feel like a Spoonie.  (For those who haven’t yet heard of the Spoon Theory, it’s a subjective–but not invalid–way of measuring how tough it is for people with chronic issues to make it through daily life.  An excellent description can be found here (link to Wiki article; I … More I think I might be a spoonie… (at least, I often feel like one)

Showing your boss they don’t need you isn’t good for job security

Employers (aka evil corporations) catch a lot of flack for how they treat their employees.  And much of that flack is well-deserved.  However, there’s another side to the equation: employees aren’t always angels, either.  I’m not talking about the big stuff like theft, embezzlement, fraud, violence, temper tantrums, etc.  I’m talking about the little things, … More Showing your boss they don’t need you isn’t good for job security

Who loves sicky?

I never saw it coming.  One minute I was fine; the next minute I was nauseated, and the minute after that I was shooting baskets in the restroom at work. My first thought was the turkey bacon, but my husband and I had shared it and he was fine, back in his office, happily treating … More Who loves sicky?

Working on it

So anyway, I’m at the office.  Just me, alone with the Halloween decorations.  Yep, blogging on the clock.  See, my partner is at an all-day conference, and everybody knows I only get a respectable amount of work done when he’s around. Oh, there’s plenty to do.  Even aside from battling monsters on Facebook’s Castle Age … More Working on it

Damn the man

Today is my five-year anniversary of working for myself.  After getting fired (see the previous post), I took a 1-year-and-3-day sabbatical from the wage-earning world to go to massage therapy school and generally re-organize my life.  Well, unless you count a seasonal-turned-half-assed part-time position at Williams Sonoma.  (Which I don’t.  A 5-hour shift every three … More Damn the man

Septeenth

Come on, y’all, get your hands in the air.  I’m calling on all my brothers and sisters to celebrate with me, to celebrate the greatest gift of all: freedom!  It’s been six years and still to this day I celebrate it like was a second birthday.  You see, I wasn’t exactly a slave, but sometimes … More Septeenth