… the HR Minion. Because even minions have opinions. And giggles.

Archive for the ‘Unemployment’ Category

Groundhog Day

One of my favorite movies is Groundhog Day with Bill Murray. It struck me the other day that being unemployed can feel a lot like being stuck repeating the same day over and over again. You wake up, putz around the house, do chores or exercise if you are particularly motivated, look for work, take […]

My Christmas vacation

After tomorrow I will officially be starting my Christmas vacation, otherwise known as being unemployed again. Sigh. Is it 2010 yet? I’ve been lucky that despite being laid off at the start of the year I’ve been able to land a couple of contract roles that kept me employed most of the year. It has […]

Not what I expected

So, I’m sure it won’t come as a big surprise to any of you, but this year is not going at all how I expected. When January 1st rolled around seven months ago (the year is almost over!) I expected to face some challenges this year and I thought I was prepared. Not hardly. What […]

A month goes by fast

One month ago I learned that I would be laid off. It doesn’t feel like it was that long ago. When I first learned about it, and after I got over the initial shock and sadness, I viewed my last 30 days as a lot of time. But as I was leaving work on Friday […]

Lowered Expectations

The economy sucks right now. Hard to get around that fact. Many people are out of work and many companies are having to make some tough choices. It is in this type of environment that I’m happy my company is doing well enough to be hiring, even if they are just for staff replacements and […]