How Much Being Unemployed Actually Cost Us

How Much Being Unemployed Actually Cost Us - My Life, I Guess

Throughout this blog and social media, I’ve been pretty open about the fact that I really struggled after being laid off back in April of 2014. How I struggled for over 2 years to find a full-time job. How working a part-time, minimum wage job in my 30s affected my mental health. And, of course, …

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Why You Should Apply For Unemployment, Even If You Quit or Were Fired

Why You Should Apply For Unemployment, Even If You Quit or Were Fired - My Life, I Guess

Unemployment insurance, employment insurance, social security, job seekers allowance – no matter what you call it, having to rely on it is never ideal. It means that you have lost your job. And that usually means you’ve also lost a big source of your income, if not your only source. Even if you know your …

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Don’t Let a Horrible Boss Destroy You (Like I Almost Did)

Don’t Let a Horrible Boss Destroy You (Like I Almost Did) - My Life, I Guess

Horrible bosses. At some point in our lives, we will all have at least one. In my seemingly never-ending struggle to find a good, permanent, full time role, horrible bosses have been a big factor. After having a boss that was physically abusive towards 2 of my colleagues, and extremely verbally and emotionally abusive to …

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Is Multi-Level Marketing a Better Side Hustle Than Blogging

Is Multi-Level Marketing a Better Side Hustle Than Blogging - My Life, I Guess

Side hustles. It seems like everyone is talking about them, writing about them, and starting side hustles of their own. And understandably so. Many of us are working outside of our fields. Few of us get to pursue our passions. We’re more educated, but earning lower wages. And we have the debt to prove it. …

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How Being Unemployed Helped Me Get an Awesome New Job

How Being Unemployed Helped Me Get an Awesome New Job - My Life, I Guess

Like many students, I went to university not knowing what I wanted to be when I grew up. I changed my major after first-year from English to Theatre, signed up for a minor in Computer Science, and then completed a post-degree diploma in Arts and Non-Profit Management. I also had an awesome part-time job on …

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6 Things I’ve Learned From Freelance Writing (So Far)

6 Things I've Learned From Freelance Writing (So Far) - My Life, I Guess

The blogosphere is full of posts and articles telling you that freelance writing is a great way to earn a little extra money from home. There are many bloggers that have been able to quit their day jobs and make a living from it. But for every blogger that finds that level of success, there …

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Financially Stuck in the Middle

Financially Stuck in the Middle - My Life, I Guess

Recently, I celebrated my one-year anniversary of being back to work full time. In some ways, it feels like I’ve been with this organization for a lot longer than that. I have already changed roles after accepting an internal promotion and am currently back-filling for a different department, as well. (Essentially meaning I’ve been trained …

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Two Job Offers – Which One Do I Pick?

Two Job Offers, Which One Do I Pick - My Life, I Guess...

A few weeks ago, I was faced with a problem. A lucky problem, but a problem no less. I was in a situation I’ve never been in before, and wasn’t sure what I was going to do. I asked people for advice, discussed it at length with R, researched what I could online, and made …

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No One Was There for My Job Interview

It’s been over a year since I was laid-off from my job at the college, and over 6 months since I begrudgingly accepted a part time minimum wage job. So yeah, you could say that my career isn’t exactly going as I had planned. Not at all. Then, almost out of nowhere, an opportunity to …

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Why I Accepted a Part Time Minimum Wage Job

The good news is that I’m no longer unemployed! YAY! The bad news is that I accepted a part time minimum wage job… I had mentioned a while back that I was considering applying for a job as the daycare supervisor of a gym. I was so back and forth on whether or not I …

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A Day in the (Unemployed) Life

I have been meaning to participate in Amanda of musicalpoem’s A Day in the Life link-up since she launched it back in January, and I’m happy to say that I’ve finally done it! On Tuesday, October 28th, I documented my day, and now present to you A Day in the (Unemployed) Life of yours truly. …

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