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I Put All My Eggs in One Basket - And Look Where It Got Me

Earlier this evening, I was  looking for some useful advice on the web that could help me ease my sadness. I could not help but remember what my employer told me after 6 months of working for him: … 397 more words

Mental Health

US employers added 160K jobs in April; jobless rate 5 pct.

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers pulled back slightly on hiring in April after a streak of robust monthly gains, adding 160,000 jobs, the fewest in seven months. 365 more words

National / World

Fostering job insecurity

So the April jobs number came in at a paltry 160K.

And we’ll have commentators saying this number was strong and others will say is was weak, while a third group will say it’s just right. 218 more words

Economy

My friend, Garble

Hi! It’s me, Garble. People usually mistake it for garbage, at times. I’m sure it’s because of the pace at which I speak. Sometimes, I can be unclear. 405 more words

Mundane

Port Talbot: was it inevitable?

Every so often a short phrase delivered at a conference sticks with you. In 2001 I heard Lord Puttnam, at the time a Labour Peer and the first Chancellor of the University of Sunderland, offer the following observation: … 473 more words

Politics

Day 5 - Week one of job-searching

Riiiiiiiight. Look, let us be honest here. It could have gone better. It could have gone a lot bloody better.

This week I have:

Unemployment

Day 20: IKEA Cover-Up

Today I went to Ikea with a friend who is setting up a new apartment and buying furniture.  Holy overstimulation!  That place is great, but I’m exhausted by looking at hundreds of things that cost less than ten dollars, come in lots of great colors, and probably break easily.   207 more words

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