Tag Archives: holidays

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 […]

The holiday season job I didn’t want and didn’t get, part 1

What better time to find a job than the holidays? The whole retail industry staffs up to meet the demands of the year’s busiest shopping season. More eager shoppers require more overworked sales people to serve them while wishing they could just go home. It’s a holiday maxim, as accepted as Black Friday and mall […]

Why can’t the holidays be everyday?

A jobless guy’s pep talk to himself

Monday music makes me morose

The hills are alive with the sound of unemployment

Toy story: the recession edition

Watching a toy store close from my bedroom window

The unemployed’s elevator pitch for the holidays

How to be prepared for family events and conversations about unemployment.