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When Opportunity Knocks…or Calls December 23, 2008

Filed under: TSheets — jenharris @ 11:30 am
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This morning we learned that one of our new sales queens, Britney Menzel, was offered a job with the Department of Labor. Funny thing is, she wasn’t even looking! How many people do you know have been offered two jobs in five weeks…especially in this economy!
She was like the rest of us, interviewing for as many jobs as you can, hoping & deciding to get one call back that would lead to at least one job offer…she was of course offered a job here at TSheets & she took it, then she received the call back from the Idaho Department of Labor & decided to take that yesterday.

We wish her all the luck & know that she will thrive in her new position!

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Top 10 Reasons Why Unemployment Doesn’t Suck December 8, 2008

Filed under: Tip of the Day,Unemployed — jenharris @ 9:46 am
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lovin-chocolateYea, that’s right, I said it, unemployment doesn’t suck.  
And here is why.

1.  I had time to get my teeth cleaned
2.  I had time to talk to my dentist about his marketing practices
3.  He had time to tell me that what he was doing, and what he was spending was a big waste
4.  We had time to chat about what they had done in the past (when they didn’t have any money) and who those customers are and why they have stuck around from the beginning
5.  I had time to think…wow, I should start my own gig!
6.  I had time to think of the possibilities of what I could offer to companies
7.  I had my ego lifted by those wanting advice (in exchange for lunch!)
8.  I had options
9.  I had the confidence to know that I could succeed on my own
10.  I had the ability to say no to job offers because I had figured out and knew to my core what I was good at & that I could make it.

What did I do?  
I decided not to go on my own.  
I decided to make a difference to clients wanting to build their business in a tough economic time AND make a difference with a product I believed in could be part of that equasion.

But…I do know that if unemployment strikes again, I will be just fine.

Tip of the Day
If you believe in a skill that you have & know that you can change one persons life, you can change many.  
Jump & ye shall succeed.

 

Top 10 Reasons why Unemployment Sucks October 27, 2008

Filed under: Unemployed — jenharris @ 11:15 am
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For those that know me either 1:1 in real life or in Twitter, LinkedIn or through a community, I think it is fairly obvious that at this very moment in time…I am going nuts.  I have never been unemployed this long.  The last time was between a move from Colorado to Boise and I had a job 1/2 way lined up before I move then.

So here is my contribution to the life of Top 10 Lists:

TEN REASONS WHY UNEMPLOYMENT SUCKS!

  1. The unemployment office smells of B.O & last weeks lunch
  2. I don’t HAVE to take a shower in the morning (see reason #1of result) 
  3. I could “research” all day long & know what EVERYONE on Twitter is doing instead of finding a job
  4. The vacuume cleaner stares at me all day
  5. I think I am expected to have dinner on the table at 6pm…whaaaaa?
  6. My neighbor thinks I am one of them now (referring to a very hard job-but not mine: SAHM)
  7. I have an urge to scrapbook. Noooooooooooooooo!!!
  8. Those “work from home” and make a gazillion dollar ads are actually tempting
  9. So what is wrong w/curling up with a trilogy of Back to the Future in the middle of the day?
  10. Even though I bragged about itm I REALLy don’t want to wait tables

Any ones you could ad?