When I received a layoff notice five years ago this week, it was an unwelcome surprise. I was minding my own business, deep in thought at work when I got the knock at my door. I was told, “I need you for a meeting.” Even though I was caught off guard, I knew instantly...Continue reading
What was your dream career when you were a kid?
Do you remember what your favorite career was when you were young? Perhaps this career was what you researched way back in 9th Grade Careers Class. You know…the class that REALLY got you thinking about your future employment. I remember it. Way back in 9th grade at Penndale Junior High. I don’t remember the...Continue reading
The long-term job—a blessing and a curse
Who knew that my long-term job could be both a blessing and a curse? I never even imagined I would be the type to have a long-term job. Seriously. It didn’t seem like something that would have my name on it. I landed my first professional job in 1989. I remember it well. I...Continue reading
Afraid to leave your “good” job because of golden handcuffs?
My job situation felt like golden-handcuffs. When someone referred to our work situation as “golden handcuffs,” I totally understood what she meant. My job was too good to leave. When I was 18, I had a summer job at a bank. My job was to verify income claims of credit card applicants. Because of...Continue reading