Life/Work Balance with a First Job. Too Much to Ask?

Last week I posted this on Facebook: An entry level engineer just turned down our offer of employment. Not enough vacation time (10 days a year) for him and he "really likes to get out and do things". I weep for the future. To set the scene: Last week a fresh-out-of-engineering school job applicant declined … Continue reading Life/Work Balance with a First Job. Too Much to Ask?

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Now It’s Just Embarrassing

Many of you know how useless and actionless my job is but you also know it provides me with health insurance, very lax office hours and oversight, and an income while I work to get enough non-profit contracts to leave this job. I can now add physically painful to that list, as my neck and … Continue reading Now It’s Just Embarrassing

Quick Misc. with Mini Marshmallows

I don't even like marshmallows except kinda sorta on smores but remember that commercial "Swiss Miss with Mini Marshmallows!" You don't? Just me? Just me and TV in 1974? Sheesh, this job is really taking its toll. Now I have work to do which means I don't have time to blog or play Friends with … Continue reading Quick Misc. with Mini Marshmallows

After the 2nd Fresh Pressing and Other Items of Note

It is very cool to be Freshly Pressed. It is even cooler to have a post that is meaningful to me be Freshly Pressed. I am so flattered and happy and grateful that the WordPress FP Wizards selected my post on my friend Kitty's dad for Fresh Pressing. As I have said more than once, … Continue reading After the 2nd Fresh Pressing and Other Items of Note