Are Women Sabotaging Their Own Careers?

Are Women Sabotaging Their Own Careers?

I hope that you’ve heard about this “controversy” that was started by Sheryl Sandberg, the COO of Facebook and a Director at Disney, who wrote the book, Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead. The basic premise of the book is that women are to blame for their lack of career advancement. According to Sheryl, women are their own worst enemies when it comes to their careers because we don’t “lean forward.” I liken that to saying that we are not assertive.

Watch the video below and come back for a discussion. […]

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The 7 Best Jobs

A couple of weeks ago, I gave your brain and eyeballs the reading of the century millennium, as I treated you all to my list of the 7 worst jobs of all time. It was pretty awesome, and we all wept openly for those suckers who have to spend all day doing those crummy jobs. I’d give you hugs and all, but I’m kind of scared of human contact.

This post will be a little more positive, as we count down the 7 best jobs. While I’m not recommending you quit your job right now to do one of these careers, I’d at least think about it. Especially if you’re a teacher. Or if you work at the DMV. Yeah, I’m not sure why that wasn’t on the original list. Let’s do it. […]

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The 7 Worst Jobs

Some of you reading this have jobs that are awesome. Maybe you’re a bikini inspector, or maybe a taster of delicious desserts. Or maybe you’re a tester of comfortable mattresses. Those are pretty good jobs. So is being Taylor Swift’s bodyguard, at least in my mind. And hey, who wouldn’t want to a professional beer drinker?

Wait. I am being told none of these jobs actually exist.

Most of us have jobs that are more normal. We’re accountants or nurses, or a million other regular jobs. Most of these jobs are pretty good. Some though, are terrible. Like really terrible. I’m impressed those of you who do them for a living get through a day without punching yourselves in the face. Let’s look at the 7 that are the worst of the worst. […]

Companies Hiring For 2012 Christmas Season Jobs

Companies Hiring For 2012 Christmas Season Jobs

Whether you are out of work or just need to supplement your income during the holiday season, now is a great time to begin looking towards companies who traditionally hire seasonal workers for the Christmas holidays.  If you wait until November or December there is a strong possibility that all of the seasonal jobs might be filled so begin looking now!

While we may think of seasonal jobs as the domain of retail stores, there are open positions for people like me who prefer to not deal with frazzled shoppers during the holiday season. Let’s see who’s hiring seasonal workers for the 2012 Christmas and holiday season! […]

No Vacancy For You - I'm Quitting My Job And Retiring by 40

I’m Quitting My Job And Retiring by 40

I have writer’s block.  When something is bothering me, it completely stops my ability to write anything at all until I get it off my chest.  I struggle with how much of my own life to include on this blog that doesn’t relate to finance.  After all, this blog is about my journey out of debt, but I tend to toss in little anecdotes about my life as well.  Hey, I’m human. So, I’ve had this thing stuck in my throat for weeks now, and it made me lose my voice.  I figure, it’s time to let it out.

I’m quitting my job.

There, I said it.  Such a relief. […]

Work Habits That Make You Fat and Sick

Work Habits That Make You Fat and Sick

I am not a workaholic, but I strive to become a superstar employee. You know, the one who is always there to answer a question, who is willing to take additional responsibilities, help a co-worker with a project after hours, and who never fails to show up at work with a dashing smile ready to conquer the day. It sounds exhausting, doesn’t it? But it is not just grueling, it is also not healthy.
Over time while trying to become a superstar employee, I have developed some bad habits with good intentions in mind, but bad habits none the less.
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Companies Hiring Right Now Christmas 2011 Seasonal Jobs

Companies Hiring Right Now Christmas 2011 Seasonal Jobs

I know that many of you are out there struggling and wondering how you’ll be able to afford Christmas gifts this year.  This is just a very quick service announcements that if you’re looking for a job or need a weekend gig to supplement your income, there are plenty of company hiring right now for the Christmas season and they want you!

Last year I was lucky to get a weekend job at Macy’s and chances are that you will be too if you act right now and beat the last-minute rush to find a job.  Below are some companies that I know for a fact are hiring right now: […]

Am I A Workaholic or Just Driven?

Am I A Workaholic or Just Driven?

I’ve been sick.  I mean really, really sick.  I don’t get sick much but when I do, it’s pretty bad. Even while sick I try to be as productive as possible since I can’t stand being idle.  But this time I slept for most of the day…for a few days.  I couldn’t even force my brain to write any articles for this blog.   After hearing that I had taken a few sick days, a friend sent me the text below:

“Damn this must be bad then cuz u don’t take off work. It can be Armageddon and u workin lol.” […]

15% of Americans Are Poor

15% of Americans Are Officially Poor

I’ve been talking quite a bit about poverty this week, and this is why. The latest Census Bureau figures show that 15% of Americans are poor, a term used for families earning up to $21,765 for a family of four. That’s up from 14% in 2009. That figure is even more pronounced in population centers across the country, like New York, Los Angeles, Dallas and Chicago. One in five New Yorkers (20.1%) now live in poverty in one of what is arguably one of the most expensive cities in the country.  The major cause?  The consequences of the Great Recession, of course.

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How To Make More Money Without Pissing Off Your Boss

How To Make More Money Without Pissing Off Your Boss

We’d all like to make more money, but I’m tired of advice telling me to ask for a raise. This asking for a raise crap doesn’t work when the employer is also having issues, so that tactic isn’t gonna work. I’m also tired of advice telling me to sell stuff on eBay. If someone else wanted my crap it’d be gone already, but they don’t so I can’t sell it. I don’t have time to deliver pizzas and if I did, I would have to compete with 100 other people who want to delivery those pies, plus it’s not too safe for female delivery people in New York, so that’s out the window. What’s left? Legally? Not much but whatever it is, you don’t want to risk pissing off your boss and losing the one stable job that you have. […]