This is my new mantra. I am proceeding as if success is inevitable. I'll let you know how well that works while I play FIFA, go to the movies, and eat BBQ.
As someone who works from home these days, I am largely free from workplace drama and craziness. But it hasn't always been the case. Craziest thing that happened at work? Well, there was the time when one co-worker found an actual tarantula in the parking lot. And captured it in a small container. And brought … Continue reading On Office Work
After being laid off from a job in publishing, I find myself trying to regain my equilibrium and money-making potential in Texas - the strange land within which I am very much a stranger. Work is hard to come by, so I decide to switch tack. I decide to not think of myself as an … Continue reading On Being Unemployed in Texas: Part V
In 2014, I found myself laid off from my job and trying to regain my equilibrium in a foreign country. When you're desperately looking for work, life changes can start coming quickly. In less than a month, I am now prepared to sell my personal life to get a job. I’m sure there’s a word … Continue reading On Being Unemployed in Texas: Part IV
2014 was a year of firsts, including the first time I was unemployed in another country. Trying to make myself a viable employment option to publishers is challenging. It's a time of managing printer breakdowns, PC breakdowns, and wondering when I get to have a breakdown of my own. Things have changed since my last … Continue reading On Being Unemployed in Texas: Part III
In April 2014, I was laid off for the first time. I now have to begin looking for work in Texas, my home for 4 years. I begin the job search in my time-honored fashion: I get other people to do the hard work for me. This is how I demonstrate my management skills. My … Continue reading On Being Unemployed in Texas: Part II
April 2014 was the month when my mother was proved right. Her lifelong philosophy of bad luck is that bad things come in threes. April saw me divorced, $3,000 stolen from my bank account, and then I was suddenly and unexpectedly laid off from my pleasantly comfortable office job. I say it was unexpected, but … Continue reading On Being Unemployed in Texas: Part I