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, how I struggled financially after my personal income was cut by over 75%. But I...

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 job is about to come to an end due to seasonal work or the end...

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 us all, I thought that there was no possible way I could ever have a...

Essential Questions To Ask Yourself Before You Move Careers

Before you move careers, there are a few essential questions you should ask yourself first. By making sure you ask yourself the right questions, you can ensure you end up in the perfect role. The perfect role is one you enjoy, that suits the lifestyle you want to lead. Work shouldn’t be something we hate, and yet many people tend to stay in jobs that they absolutely despise – usually...

Tackling Toxicity

Your colleagues are great. They chat, they make coffee, they help you through your working day. But there’s always someone that you just can’t get along with, that one person who seems determined to single you out and make your day that much harder. If you’ve got “that colleague” in your team, you’ll recognize how toxic it can quickly make any office environment. Unfortunately, they always seem to the one...