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

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

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 - My Life, I Guess

Is Multi-Level Marketing a Better Side Hustle Than Blogging

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 - My Life, I Guess

How Being Unemployed Helped Me Get an Awesome New Job

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) - My Life, I Guess

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

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 - My Life, I Guess

Financially Stuck in the Middle

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 - My Life, I Guess...

Two Job Offers – Which One Do I Pick?

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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10 Ways to Supplement Your Income While Unemployed

My contract at work ended and I am now unemployed for the first time in my adult life. Unfortunately, this coincided with my fiance’s hours being cut at his job, as well. We knew this was coming to a certain extent (as he’s still waiting to hear about a very promising new job opportunity) so …

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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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