A Year Later: What I Learned from Losing My Job

A Year Later: What I Learned from Losing My Job

Last Monday, I walked into work with a messy topknot, a big baggy sweater, and a pair of heels.

Ordinarily, that would just seem like a very normal (and very millennial) thing to do. But for some reason, I couldn’t shake the feeling that it reminded me of someone.

It wasn’t until I sauntered out to the bathroom in the middle of the day, absentmindedly practising my posture, that I figured it out.

It reminded me of the supervisor who fired me. Continue reading “A Year Later: What I Learned from Losing My Job”

A Week in the Life: On Balancing Jobs and Blogs

A Week in the Life: On Balancing Jobs and Blogs

Last week, someone mentioned to me the idea of writing a blog post about balancing working a full-time job and blogging. I was going back to work after six months, so I knew I was a little out of practice.

I figured this week would be the perfect test of my balancing skills.

I dropped the ball. Continue reading “A Week in the Life: On Balancing Jobs and Blogs”

How Gaming Helped Me Get a Job

How Gaming Helped Me Get a Job

When I started my job hunt back in November, I knew I was going to need a way to make myself stand out.

All I could think about was how long it had taken me to get that job—about seven months of solid searching—and this time, I was looking around Christmas time. Which is just about the worst time to try to find a job.

I had no idea if Shane and I could financially handle almost a year of only one income. We had no savings, credit card debt, and no idea how much we’d get from the system, if we got anything at all.

It was just a bit stressful. Continue reading “How Gaming Helped Me Get a Job”