Over the weekend, two New York Times (credit to SI’s Richard Deitsch for highlighting these links on his Media Matters column this week) articles about unemployment in Europe and here in the United States, reaffirms my belief that the middle class is extinct, or on the verge of it…and it is time to create a … More No Room At The Workplace
Dallas J. Moore is one of the most thoughtful and wisest individuals you will meet. As CCO and CEO of Social Republik, Dallas has a strong and deep interest in helping his clients be successful when they convey their message through marketing. Today, he posted a tweet recommending anyone who is on the unemployment sidelines to … More Searching for a Direction
The Christmas message this morning at St. John’s Lutheran was simple and understandable: “there is no such thing as a ‘perfect’ Christmas.” Holiday movies such as “The Ref“, “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation“, and “Miracle on 34th Street” tries to convey this statement, but in real life, if it isn’t a “perfect” Christmas, it’s a failure. The … More An Imperfect Christmas
This morning, the “Get It Done” girl, Suzanne Hull, sunk her teeth into Iowa Works, or the agency to be formerly known as Iowa Workforce Development. Recently, IWD has sent out letters to unemployed workers advising them to attend re-employment customized classes. Failure to do so will result in losing your unemployment benefits. Ouch. Suzanne … More Have you received the “letter” yet?
Late last night, the U.S. Senate “failed” to pass a bill extending unemployment benefits to people who are out-of-work. They approved it 57-41, but as the Iowa Independent put it, “in the strange logic of Congress, that is enough to prevent the motion from moving forward for now. The cloture vote has failed, likely meaning … More Do not pass go, do not collect unemployment extension
Today, there are two articles I want to share that has to do with choices and lessons. Joe Light from the Wall Street Journal writes about that as the economy is slowing getting off the ground, many workers who did not lose their jobs due to the economy are making the choice right now to … More Moving around and lessons in business
Landing a job can feel like a huge burden has been lifted off of your shoulders. However, the stress, anxiety, and emotional strife continues to linger after getting back on the saddle. Marty Orgel, a freelance writer for Marketwatch, writes about how those who have been through long-term unemployment are more likely to be in … More Returning to work may not be all that happy