Job Insecurity

This week marks 6 months of working at my “new” job at the college. This occasion comes with a small raise and dental coverage! (Appointment’s already booked). But… it also means that my contract is up in just over a month… and there has been no mention of what’s going to happen after April 25th. …

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March Break: What a Difference a Year Makes

Currently throughout North America, kids are at home bugging their parents and college students may or may not be drinking their faces off on a beach somewhere. Unfortunately, those days are (mostly) behind me. As a graduate with no kids, March Break doesn’t really mean a whole lot. I still have to work even though …

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I Quit My New Job! But…

… I GOT A NEW ONE! I am now working at the College as a Student Life Coach!! After I had written my last post about the anxiety and uncertainty of taking that PT job working with multicultural youth last Thursday, the universe heard me and things started to happen on Friday. The College HR department …

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I Got a New Job! But…

The morning (well, afternoon) after the break-up, I woke to find an interesting email in my inbox. It was from the Executive Director of the job I interviewed for back in early April. (The one that I thought I did so well on, but was not offered the job.) The email was vague, saying that …

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Interview Round 2, Here I Come!

Last Thursday, I finally had another job interview! Well, sort of. It was actually a mock session where 4 college students came to me with a problem, and then graded me on how well I interacted with them. (That’s essentially what the job is.) I could be wrong, but I feel like I KILLED IT! …

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I Reported My Employer to the Labour Board

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It’s no secret that I’ve been unhappy with things at work for a while now, but it finally got to the point where I grew tired of complaining/hearing my coworkers complain all the time, that I did something about it. I filed a claim with the labour board. It started out innocently enough – I …

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I Didn’t Get the Job – But I Did Learn These 5 Things

For the last four months, I’ve been unsuccessfully trying to find a new job. The opportunities for me to move to another organization in a related field is pretty limited – as in, I’ve only applied for 3 jobs so far. (It’s not surprising, considering I live in a small, somewhat remote blue-collar city, and …

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How My Teeth Caused a Coworker to Quit

I purposely booked my wisdom teeth surgery for a Thursday before a long weekend so that I had 5 full days to recover and only miss 2 days of work. But when Monday (Family Day for us Ontarians) rolled around, it was clear that I was in no shape to go back to work on …

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Job Interview Post Mortem

Perhaps it’s presumptuous for me to assume my job interview from last week is “dead”, but the more I think about it, the more I doubt they are going to offer me the position. It could very well be that I’m just so run down and jaded from my current job situation (and 5+ days …

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I’m Going to Quit My Job!

Yes boys and girls, after all the “should I?”, “could I?” back and forth of the last few months year, the multiple blog posts, the whining, the bitching, the endless complaining, I have finally made a decision: I’M GOING TO QUIT MY JOB! For those of you that know me in real life and/or follow …

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