On On Checks and Checkouts

Dang, I would just walk to the bank then.

Posted on November 19, 2014 at 12:58 pm 2

On American Workers Want to Know When Their Workday Ends

I'm very lucky to know that I can leave at the same time every day and not check email or work when I get home because we don't have access and my association does not have a telecommuting policy in place. But most of my friends leave work at a different time every night. I would stay late if needed but I am thankful to have a job right now where I can go home and not worry about it.

Posted on November 18, 2014 at 4:06 pm 0

On Sudden Unemployment

Good luck. Are you collecting unemployment? Because if you aren't, you should get on that now. I had to laugh when I realized I was saving more money with my severance and unemployment than when I was working (granted, unemployment was something like $400/month? So I put it in savings). You'll get through it. Exercise.

Posted on November 12, 2014 at 3:06 pm 0

On Screwing Myself With The Credit Card I Swore I'd Pay Off Every Month

omg this stresses me out so bad. Please just make the calls/get a wallet :( What if you were locked out because someone had stolen your information/cleared out your accounts or maxed out your credit card?

Posted on October 22, 2014 at 1:37 pm 1

On It's Heating Season In New York City

just make the phone call please!!!

Posted on October 20, 2014 at 2:14 pm 0

On How to Tell if You’re About to Get Laid Off

I should have realized my lay off was coming when the promotion I was promised 6 months earlier didn't happen, and then the new timeline was "uhhh let's check in another 6 months from now." Someone also said "you don't make enough to be targeted in a lay off" but what do you know I was!!! I got laid off on veteran's day in 2012 and went home and my friends had the day off and we got lunch and I thought I was gonna throw up. It sucked!

Posted on October 16, 2014 at 11:59 am 0

On Job of the Day: Science Writing Fact Checker

I was a fact checker for a 6 month contract and I really enjoyed it! The weirdest/best thing I got to do was speak with a company that let wealthy individuals RENT OUT ENTIRE ISLANDS. For $30,000/NIGHT. Unreal. I also loved fact checking food stories. You learn a lot of weird stuff!

Posted on May 13, 2014 at 12:27 pm 0

On Every Job I've Had: Business Intelligence, Fancy Cranberry Sauce, and JournalismJobs.com

Very cool, I ended up in a large association after spending the first few years of my career in publishing so I can really relate to this.

Posted on May 2, 2014 at 11:37 am 0

On What One Food Item Would You Eat for the Rest of Your Life?

This is my nightmare. Oh my god

Posted on February 26, 2014 at 12:43 pm 1

On Tips For The Suddenly Unemployed (From the Recently Suddenly Unemployed)

My one year anniversary of getting laid off is this Monday! It was terrifying. I came home on Veteran's Day and ate lunch with my friends who had the day off work and I thought I was going to throw up the entire time. I was very lucky to get 12 weeks of severance in addition to unemployment. I made it my goal to have a new job before I received my last severance check. I almost made it -- I got a month-long temporary position that helped me get through February and some of March. I went into my savings for the first time in March, and then got a contract position that started in April. It was miserable, made worse by the fact I was unemployed during the holidays and stuck inside my apt in the middle of winter. I kept my purchases to the essentials. I also kept myself on a schedule: I needed to be awake before 8am and on my computer with a cup of coffee. I knew if I let go of that schedule, I'd lose all normalcy. Getting exercise is definitely important (the outdoors thing is hard when it's 15 degrees out) and keeping regular meals is also key. I think I only wore real pants on the weekends, though. Happy to say I started a new full-time position 2 weeks ago so I now have stability after a very uneasy and stressful year.

Posted on November 8, 2013 at 11:20 am 10