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The Good...The Bad...The Ugly....My Truth

Hello, Some might claim that what I will say is negative and that Job case is negative. I have read a few comments that said that. But I would say that this is not the case. Instead, I view Job case as a means for workers to get out their concerns and for non-workers to share what they are experiencing and potential employers to understand the market. I recently fought a long battle with unemployment who then said I was not eligible. I will not go into the details except, there is a reason why innocent people are incarcerated and there are guilty criminals that walk the street. We are humans and we are flawed, from the person that picks up trash in the street (considered less than at times) (to huge CEO’s in companies and government officials, who make mistakes too). With that being said, like the good ole Western days….”There is the good, bad and Ugly” Therefore, I do have something that I wrote I would like to share: When the light looks dim from the outside looking in When the outside tells you, LIFE is dull and grim When the Outside say “You Cannot do this” When the outside say “You are meaningless” When the Outside say “You cannot win” There is always the truth within Within says “Yes I can” Within says “There is chance” Within says “You are not alone” Within says “You are loved in a sober tone” Within says “ One day at a time” Within say’s “Outside is not mine” Don’t claim “Outside”, truth is within! Beatrice https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/bbradshaw/blog/when-the-light-looks-dim-from-the-outside-looking-in I am not selling anything, I also shared this message on my facebook because I am a true believer. https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100010128308197

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Esther Pascal
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Agreed, thanks for sharing!

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Don't forget about you!

Is it ok to take a day off from looking for a job? A day to just relax from searching daily?

The answer is: YES!

We all know how stressful it can get looking for a job especially as time goes on. It's sometimes even more stressful than an actual job. If you don't take time every so often to relax and destress yourself this can very well creep up on you in an interview.

We get days off from work to relax from the day to day stresses there. We can take a day off from looking also. We can take a day and take care of ourselves so we don't end up getting sick from the stress we are feeling due to searching for a job. We are better able to handle things when we are less stressed and clear headed.

A few things you can do to destress are: 1: Get lost in a new book. There are plenty of books to take you to a new place or to learn something new! 2: Take a stroll in a park, down the boardwalk if you live near a beach. Get out into nature, it's an amazing how your whole outlook can change just by taking in nature. 3: Grab some paper and crayons and draw. It doesn't matter what you draw and color, just have fun! If you have young kids draw and color with them. Can anyone say "Yes.... cool parent award"? 4: Light some candles or turn on your wax melter. Grab a cup of tea and just be still in the moment. Put your worries out of your mind.

I could go on but I won't as I don't want to make this to long of a post.As always many blessings to you all.

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Ashley Wilson
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Hi Lisa Cornell I couldn't agree more that you NEED to take breaks because job seeking can become very stressful. If you don't take a break every once and awhile you can easily become frustrated or overwhelmed! Great tips ; )

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Commuting by Bikes, Scooters vs. Mass Transit vs. Auto

I ride a bike to work, because my choice are 12 minutes by bike, 20 minutes my car, or 40-50 minutes by transit. I was just reading thi s local paper article on how in some areas, scooters increasing number of jobs within reasonable commute times for people in cities. https://charlestownbridge.com/2020/01/23/e-scooters-could-unlock-hundreds-of-thousands-of-jobs-for-boston-neighborhoods/amp/

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John Huang
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What's your secret for not turning into a popsicle when biking in the winter?

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Steven Ransom
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Nothing can bet good sound economics ...

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HR Professional

OK, I have been in HR for many years now and just learned something new. Now, whether it's legal or not, I need to do my research. My guess is that it's not illegal but very unprofessional and if you are going to do this to someone just don't. Double check your facts and just don't even get into it. Don't call the potential candidate if this is your "thing". OK, so you are probably wondering"What is this thing?" Simply put, a company that I spoke with puts a milage limit on how far away from the office you can live so they may foster a better work/life balance. There are so many things wrong with this. First, if you live more than 20 miles from the office is it really going to make a huge impact? Where I live everywhere is a commute. I don't mind. Second, shouldn't that decision be left to the candidate! I mean, what if they can ride the train in or something similar? Third, it's downright unprofessional in my opinion. Who are you to tell me that I won't be productive because I live five miles further down the road. Seriously, I could go on. I am going to research this. Thoughts?

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Mariah Bliss
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This is SUPER informative, Ashley - and also seriously distressing! I agree, as long as an employee comes to work on time, who cares where they live? When did you start noticing it becoming a trend?

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SuperTuesday! Don't forget to vote!

If you live in a SuperTuesday state (Alabama, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Democrats Abroad, Maine, Massachusetts, Minnesota, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, and Virginia) don't forget to take time to vote! I'm feeling grateful that I was able to take care of my vote this morning and my boss was great about allowing me to come in a little bit later than usual. #officelife #worklifebalance #motivation

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Lawrence Ritter
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Why vote there isn't a one of them that can really make a difference

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Justin Henry
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🥳🤩😍🗽🇺🇸

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Flexibility is key

Work life balance is a phrase that feels overused. The truth is that this is different for everyone. Remote work has allowed me to be an engaged parent and efficient worker.

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Strange days

I have been unemployed almost 6 months. I just received 2 good job offers in the space of 3 days. Both are the shift I prefer working, both pay well, both are respected companies in my area, both maintenance foremen seemed not only knowledgeable but really nice(a nice boss?!). The only difference is quality of life. Meaning, one job I will probably live at, but make a killing. The other pays enough to have a good quality of life, but I will have most weekends off. Working over 60 hours a week is what burnt me out and soured me on my last job. As I get older I am starting to enjoy my weekends off, seeing and doing things I want to do. I love my career, but man can't live on bread alone. Does anyone have any advice or has been in a similar position?

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FrIdAy FuNnY!

Sometimes we just need a laugh and this is the one thing cracking me up to no end today.

It starts of so optimistic and cute and just goes off the rails.

https://youtu.be/Ba25S_AqGRo

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Kimberly Reed
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Very cute!

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Ashley Wilson
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OH NO!!! I did laugh, but only a little ; )

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Balance?

Gotta be hard navigating work life when you are also navigating the ‘sandwich’ pressures... https://apple.news/A11gtqUPyQdyj9gDFTOLVqw

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Hey Fred Goff , I can't read the WSJ article without an online subscription, haha. BTW... the 'Sandwich Generation? I actually had to Google it. For those that don't know...

The Sandwich Generation is a generation of people who care for their aging parents while supporting their own children - Wikipedia

Never heard of that label until now but I have heard about the work/life management concerns from the hundreds of 'Sandwich Generation' members in the community.

Does the article offer any solutions, strategies or alternatives? Just curious, thanks!

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Trying to find balance

So, I was just laid off and well, the search is officially on for the next adventure. However, this is also Pride Month for my community. As a Drag King, I have obligated myself to volunteering to preform for at least 1 of these events. I am fearful that my next employer may not be so understanding.

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Sasha Contreras
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I'm sorry you were laid off. Have you thought of moving? There are places were who you are would not even be an issue.

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John Ohkuma-Thiel
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I think if they would reject you for being a drag king, then there are a thousand other ways that employer would be an absolute nightmare to work for, so you should seek a better fit.

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