Losing Your Job? That Sucks. Ten Tips for Dealing with Job Loss and What to Expect

Just found out you are losing your job? Let’s be honest. That sucks. I empathize with the state of suckiness in which you reside. In June 2013, I received confirmation of the planned elimination of my position due to employee communications being consolidated within Corporate Communications. What was supposed to be a six-week transition turned into nine months (I gave birth to an unemployment “labor” statistic). The extensions provided more time to save money and prepare for the inevitable. Yet, with all my preparation, when March 28, 2014, arrived, the reality of losing my job still sucked. Here are my Continue Reading →

Newly Unemployed, a Whiteboard, and Troy

Hello and welcome. This is my introductory blog on the JNC website.  Despite what my amazing former manager hoped (that I’d take a couple of weeks off to relax), I fill my days with the things I want and need to accomplish. My (some say “infamous”) task list has moved from Outlook to a whiteboard located directly above Troy Polamalu in my home office for inspiration (Go Steelers!!). You’ll notice that you don’t see “Make dinner” on it. You’ll only see that one weekend a month (yes, I keep my whiteboard task list on weekends, too) when my husband has Continue Reading →