Positivity Challenge Week 8: The Job Search

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Crystal Coleman

Florida girl living on the west coast. During the day, I consult in social media and community management. I have a really cute puppy (Elphaba) and a British husband (I keep him for his accent) as well as an unhealthy relationship with parentheses. http://thatgirlcrystal.com
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It’s possibly one of the most demoralizing things that can happen. Whether it’s downsizing, firing, end of a contract, or other reasons, losing a job can be stressful to your mind and body, your finances, and your relationships. On top of the stress of losing your job is the pressure to find another one and quickly. No small feat in … Read More

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Positivity Challenge Week 7: Staying Positive at Your Non-Ideal Job

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Crystal Coleman

Florida girl living on the west coast. During the day, I consult in social media and community management. I have a really cute puppy (Elphaba) and a British husband (I keep him for his accent) as well as an unhealthy relationship with parentheses. http://thatgirlcrystal.com
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Think big. Don’t settle. Find your passion. Get your dream job. Follow your bliss. For many of us, those messages are thrown at us from a young age. We’re made to believe that we can do great things and that we shouldn’t settle for anything less. And then we’re saddled with tens of thousands in student loan debt and a … Read More

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Hateful Rhetoric: A story from the inside

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Political hack.Word nerd.Stays crispy in milk.Oxford Comma user. Blogger since 2001.
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For my politics column today, I’d wanted to write about President Obama’s speech last night at the memorial for the victims of this past weekend’s shooting, and about virulent language in public debate more generally. So much of it has been said already (such is the downfall of writing weekly on the subject, rather than daily) with varying levels of … Read More

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Working for the Man

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Political hack.Word nerd.Stays crispy in milk.Oxford Comma user. Blogger since 2001.
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Hi, my name is BaseballChica03, and I work for an elected official. (We’ll call him Bossman.*) We staffers ordinarily have a pretty thankless job, but it seems like this election season more than most brought out extra hate for local, state, and federal employees. I realize that cities and states all over the country are in a budget crunch, and … Read More

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