Monthly Archives: May 2012

Sold!

My cousin has sold my Honda!   To his brother! The first deal he had going on a week or so ago fell through, so he put an ad in the paper and then this morning it dawned on him … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Booty Call

Today I was telling a few friends, at different times, that the whole job search thing is so like dating that it is just weird!  You need to ‘put yourself out there’ and hope for contact, then hope that there … Continue reading

Posted in Outplacement | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Single and Off the Fast Track (from The Wall Street Journal, May 23, 2012, page D1)

Single and Off the Fast Track It’s Not Just Working Parents Who Step Back to Reclaim a Life By SUE SHELLENBARGER Bryan Derballa for The Wall Street JournalOn a typical day last week, Anne Marie Bowler read the morning newspaper … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Roller Coaster

I am coming up on a year of being unemployed, it is very hard to believe!  The first 6+ months were really very enjoyable as I traveled and learned Italian, etc., but the last 5 months or so have been … Continue reading

Posted in Outplacement | Tagged , | Leave a comment

What’s the worst thing about a job offer?

The worst thing about getting an offer is that it isn’t as finite as you think!  There are points that need to be negotiated like start date and, depending on the person and circumstances, understanding the relocation package and possibly counteroffers on … Continue reading

Posted in Outplacement | Tagged , , | 3 Comments

I’ll Have Another

Awesome race at Pimlico yesterday!  Next stop, Belmont and the Triple Crown! I think he can do it!  He is a slight ‘come from behind’ horse and has shown he can really pick up the pace at the end, and … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Mick on SNL

Did you see Jagger on Saturday Night Live last night?  I get such a kick out of him and thought he did a great job.  I hope to have that kind of energy when I’m his age.  He is sooo … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

For sale

One of my male cousins from Roanoke recently moved in with his girlfriend who happens to live about 20 minutes from me so I asked him over today to look at my old Honda and some tools of my father’s … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Atlantic Northeast

I phone interviewed with the hiring manager of the coffee company in New England this afternoon.  Why is it the Pacific Northwest but not the Atlantic Northeast?  Discuss! As usual, it went well and he wants one of his direct … Continue reading

Posted in Outplacement | Tagged , | Leave a comment

The lay of the land

I spent last Thursday and Friday afternoons with a real estate agent, cruising around several neighborhoods trying to get a feel for where I might like to live if I actually get offered a job. My requirements were: garage, sidewalk, … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment