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Working Overtime While Unemployed

I haven’t been writing much in the past month because I have been so busy. In fact, for the past two weeks, I haven’t qualified for unemployment benefits because I have worked too many hours. It’s kind of crazy that … Continue reading

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The Second Interview: Appreciated and Underpaid?

I was driving to a meeting in late September when I heard my phone beep.  Because we have no cell service at home, I have a cheap TracPhone, and I only get its messages when I drive out of our … Continue reading

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Overqualified and Underappreciated: Part Two

Last week when I dropped off some papers at the town office, I was chatting with the town clerk, and when I told her about my new seasonal job, she said, with a knowing smile, “I know.” “How do you … Continue reading

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The First Interview: Overqualified and Underappreciated?

The appointment was for 3:00, my first face-to-face interview since losing my job.  It was part of a job fair for seasonal work at a mail-order company, perhaps nothing to boast of, but at least I passed the first filter … Continue reading

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The Etiquette of Rejection

When I was on the other side of the hiring fence, wading through virtual stacks of cover letters and resumes, I made a point of communicating as quickly and clearly as possible with the poor souls waiting to hear about … Continue reading

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