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[buzzsprout episode='10971254' player='true'] In my episode comparing the housing market to the job market, I talked about eating the dirt sandwich from time to time, i.e., having to stay in a job you dislike just for the salary and benefits. ✔️ This is not advice - it's just...

My grandfather was a medic who served in Korea and my grandmother worked for Sears Roebuck for the entirety of her career. She was a telephone operator back in the day when getting the Sears catalogue was considered a big deal. She retired in the...

Photo by Wesual Click on Unsplash. On June 19, I published an article on Patreon titled, "Panem et Circenses" in reference to what I saw going on. Here we are, more than a month later, and I don't think too much has changed. Even though CNBC published...

[buzzsprout episode='11015876' player='true'] In this bonus episode, I want to tackle the question: if I lost my job, what would my first step be? Key topics: ✔️ Disclaimer here: this is not advice. I cannot tell you what to do and each person listening to this episode will...

Maybe this bot/person/whoever was trying to prove a point or wanted to be sarcastic. I dunno. What I want to say is: IMO, there seems to be a prevalent idea that everything is fine and people are doing great. No one is in debt and there’s no...

[buzzsprout episode='10981244' player='true'] Saturday broadcast, 7/17 - 7/23. Key topics: ✔️ ICYMI news. ✔️I know I'll be labeled an Eeyore, but I gotta be honest: some people are not gonna make it. 🤷🏻‍♀️ ✔️I feel like I'm in a bad 2007-2008 time loop here. Food banks are overwhelmed. The housing...

I think some job seekers and employees believe that The Great Resignation will last forever and there has been a sea-change in Corporate America. At the risk of sounding like a total pessimist, I don’t believe that’s true. I have encouraged people to get as...

[buzzsprout episode='10886920' player='true'] In today's episode, I want to get a little more woo-woo and talk about Reality Transurfing. Key topics: ✔️ Be careful of pendulums and energy vampires. Constantly thinking about negative outcomes will suck any positivity out of you. And that's not the goal! ✔️ Are you giving excessive...

[buzzsprout episode='11000699' player='true'] I'm not sure why, but I felt strongly that I needed to hop on and create an emergency broadcast to push the word out. Layoffs are not somewhere off in the distance. They are in the here and the now. Please, please do not be...

Photo by Mad Fish Digital on Unsplash   Want to be sure you get plenty of clicks and interactions? Throw out some generational clickbait and let the games begin. 😣     As I mentioned in last Saturday's broadcast: if someone is still doing contingency-based staffing, WTH are you thinking?...