It’s been 3 years now at my job this month. Weirdly enough, it still feels “new” to me. The past is still very much present in my thoughts. I’ve been through more than a dozen surgeries, depression, crap jobs, poor as hell-ness, and more, but nothing prepared me for the eight months of straight desperation […]
After nine months of having to be the strong one, I finally get to be crazy. Well, more crazy than usual. That’s our rule, only one of us gets to be crazy at a time. IT’S MY TURN! Which is why this post has little organization and follows tangental thoughts, enjoy a glimpse at what I […]
Becky, It’s been a long time since the last time I wrote you a letter during your job hunt. We’ve fought lots of battles since then. Some we won, some we didn’t. But we’ve held on. Somehow we keep skating along paycheck to paycheck, walking that tightrope while carrying boulders. Sometimes, life calls for a […]
Dear Barb Abney: I read the news yesterday, and I cried for you, for us, for me, and for Minnesota. Barb, (can I call you Barb? I imagine you saying yes, as if we are having a strong Jameson before noon.) You are a heroine of mine, for so many reasons I can’t even describe […]
Say you’ve been on dozens of job interviews, been second about 6 times, it’s coming on 6 months of job hunting. You are down. It’s hard to see anything going well again or working out. I discovered this week that an email entirely made of memes can help get some mojo back. Becky’s got a […]
This is a true story from an interview Joel once had. It was the first and last time he ever accepted the offer of water during an interview.
Editor’s note: Our friend, Alyson, is back for another guest post. Her last post about a horrible interviewer is here. I’ve been a “Jill of all trades” for as long as I can remember. In middle school, I was the first girl with a subscription to Cosmopolitan magazine, and became the “go to” girl for […]
Before I begin, did you know that the universal sign for volunteering (according to google image search) is a bunch of hands in the air? Often presented with a variety of colors? Aaaaanyway. Two years ago, when we had moved to the Twin Cities and I was looking for work and finding months of […]
Job interviews can be a high-stakes, high-pressure situation. Every now and then, Becky called me after an interview to share the oddest thing to escape her mouth. Here’s a couple of ’em.