Category Archives: Temping

What is unemployment anyway?

I’ve been a horrible person. It’s not because I hate you, though I probably do, because I’m a horrible person. How’s that for circular logic? It’s because I’ve been ignoring my blog – the public manifestation of my unemployment. Don’t get me wrong, I love blogging, and have no plans to stop. (And I love […]

Unemployment fan mail, because we’re all in this together

Unemployment is an emotional roller coaster. One day (one hour even) I’m way up, and the next I’m way down. What triggers the peaks and valleys isn’t always obvious or logical. And even if it is, the level of emotion is rarely warranted. I used to be fairly even-tempered… strange and goofy, but even-tempered. So […]

Temp receptionist as keymaster… keeper of the bathroom key

The receptionist is keeper of the bathroom key. I prefer the title, “Keymaster,” as it sounds much more badass. This is an important responsibility; without bathrooms and keys to them, nothing would get done around the office after about 11:00 Monday morning. But the cheap prices for levitra 20mg responsibility requires very little actual work. There is no rationing or […]

I will never temp again… ok, maybe just this once

I will never temp again. I will never temp again. I will never temp again. That’s been my mantra after every temp assignment, dating back 12 years. And that’s what would run through my head during yoga class, were I to take yoga, or even own one of those mats everyone carries around with a […]

Hat, meet gift box… a holiday temp job to get me out of the apartment

After visiting the mall this weekend, I’m extra happy that temporary holiday season job at the big department store fell through. What a horrible nightmare of crowds and slush and noise. Holiday spending may be down, but holiday shopping is alive and well. As is the Queens Christmas spirit, which translates into lots of pushing […]

Temp to perm actually works sometimes

They’ll never know I’m not really working. My last temp assignment was in the office for a hospice-type care center. Hospice care essentially keeps terminally ill patients comfortable while they die. Some patients do recover or carry on for some length of time, but most don’t. On the official list of jolly, happy, fun-time places, […]

Temp agency work sometimes necessary, always sucks

Temping can make you a little extra money. But don’t do it instead of collecting unemployment. And keep your larger job search goals in mind.