Tag Archives: Unemployment

Parenting Via Skype

Contract work requires actually showing up at the office from time to time.  So while I’m on road I decide to make the most of technology and skype with my family back home.  First lesson about parenting via skype:  get … Continue reading

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My First New Full Time Work In 23 Years

So, they took us out of solitary confinement during my trip to the left coast this month. For the second time I stayed over the weekend and put in 10 days plus nights (and weekend when they approved OT. I … Continue reading

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Swallowed Whole!

Maybe it’s obvious, maybe it’s not.  I could just be one of those bloggers who drops out after a few weeks, but I’m trying not to be.  I’ve been working my butt off, and frankly, when I’m done, the thought … Continue reading

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Be Careful What You Wish For…..

I have got to be more careful with my wishes I have got to be more careful what I wish for…..this is a lesson I’ve learned for sure.  Before I lost my job I used to wish that I had … Continue reading

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Breaking Up Is Hard To Do

Ok, so the 6 boxes of company property are still sitting by the front door at my house, with FedEx labels aready attached.  The problem is, FedEx won’t pick them up without charging ME for the pickup.  I used the company … Continue reading

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Hello, Marvin?

Filing for unemployment is a painful process, it starts with that phone call (in my case) or meeting with your boss and the Human Resources person. The minute I heard HR was there, I knew what was coming. That was … Continue reading

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I May Have Over Cleaned My Rose Colored Glasses

Being unemployed at Thanksgiving can be a challenge, well I suppose it’s a challenge at any time, but at Thanksgiving you’re faced with the family and friends around the table, holding hands and announcing what they are thankful for. It’s … Continue reading

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