Downtime rejuvenates the working body… and mind.

Mind you, if anyone caused pangs of guilt in your head, 'cause you took a short nap in the middle of a work day, erase those negative feelings, pronto! Downtime is not a waste of time... repeat these words in your head, until you feel free of guilt... not because I'm suggesting that you feel … Continue reading Downtime rejuvenates the working body… and mind.

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Fallacies… and false hopes about Law School.

Talking about fallacies, going to law school in the hope of making millions seems to be a fallacy, as many recent law graduates are soon learning. If anything, enrolling at law school may spell doom, or gloom, for well over a decade; in this failing economy... consider it more of a prophecy. Indeed, steeped deep … Continue reading Fallacies… and false hopes about Law School.

Response to: “The New Frugality: No Passing Fad” in The New York Times

In response to this article, http://roomfordebate.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/03/09/the-new-frugality-no-passing-fad/comment-page-11/?_php=true&_type=blogs&_r=0 Largely, you could say I’ve lived frugally my entire life; whether or not I held a well-paid job, did a survival job, or when I have no job; only, so that I could save for the rainy days (which are a given for most people, at least at some … Continue reading Response to: “The New Frugality: No Passing Fad” in The New York Times

Ad Agency layoffs

In Spring 2008, when I referred to layoffs at marketing companies and ad agencies, some smart alecks scoffed at my words, merrily mocking me and my writing. Numerous people holding jobs then dropped pearls of wisdom... "Network, get yet another degree (since my MBA does not seem to cut it), or better still, change your … Continue reading Ad Agency layoffs

Of layoffs… something’s not quite right.

Piecemeal layoffs avoid warning laws Yes, this one sounds much like what I expressed almost a year ago. Continuing job losses may signal broad economic shift More on Jobs (Including  a Little Good News) Thanks for the link, EON. Ever Closer to 1982. What to do when you lose your Job (Some advise from various … Continue reading Of layoffs… something’s not quite right.

Hats off, to all those brave job-seekers in Manhattan!

"Wow!" said the cabbie in Gotham, and "Oh wow!" sez I, sitting at my desk after watching this video of gutsy New Yorkers. But for the video caption, I'd have wondered, "Who are all these people waiting in line outside the Sheraton Hotel on 53rd St in sub-zero temperatures!" In contrast to the expected turnout … Continue reading Hats off, to all those brave job-seekers in Manhattan!

Shifting Careers… they never write, they never call.

Now, they even think my comments are inappropriate (or who knows, may be irrelevant?) and do not publish them... boy, am I amused! Yesterday, I was reading Michael Melcher's rather common sense advice on how to handle the silence, which job-seekers are faced with during their job search endeavors. There were about 11 comments from … Continue reading Shifting Careers… they never write, they never call.

Lost your domain name?

Ever been mad at yourself for "mea culpa"... for having lost your domain name; your very first website, simply because you missed out on renewing the domain name with the hosting company, for a variety of legitimate reasons (or otherwise)? Well, that's how I feel at this moment. Eight years back I came up with … Continue reading Lost your domain name?

Feel like wiping the smiles off their faces? Like they’ve wiped off millions of jobs!

World-of-Color, here we come!

Blue-Collars... stay put; Senator Barack Obama needs you! White-Collars... move out; Ford, Continental and United need you to go! World-of-Color... Corporate America needs you! When our bottom-line gets affected, we see red. After pondering awhile, we conclude... black, brown, yellow... how does that matter? (We won't be brushing against them by the water-cooler!) As long … Continue reading World-of-Color, here we come!