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So let’s chat and catch up shall we?!?!!

I finished my 5th interview this AM (8:00a - 8:30a) in the past three days…

I am mentally & emotionall drained from all of it and am super glad that I get a mental health break at least for the next couple of days! 

I feel like I did REALLY well in yesterday afternoon’s interview at the hospital…it included the director and one manager plus 3 of the admins that I would be working with… I liked their energy, their core values and the people…

This AM’s interview was the first one that I have done via Skype…that was actually fun!!  It is for an Executive Assistant/Office manager position in a real estate firm…. again, seems like it would be a good fit…. 

We just have to see if any of these places liked ME!!! 

Today I went to get a personal phone at the Verizon store so that I could transfer my work phone # to a personal device since I have to return my corporate cell phone next week.  Well, come to find out, when they release the phone # to me it means that I also have to carry the contract for that phone # and that is almost 2 full years… so, my options are to just add a new line with Verizon and get a NEW number (pain in the ass!!!) or find a USED Verizon iPhone 5s and take it in to have the phone # transferred to…

It’s actually CRITICAL that I keep the # that I have with all of my job hunting and applications, etc… 

Thank you marathonmelissa for your suggestion of Swappa.com and I will keep that as an option if I don’t source out a used phone before then….

If anyone has any suggestions PLEASE let me know!!! 

Other than that…. 

  • I got my hairs cut today
  • I am packing for Arizona today
  • I am cleaning my house today…

Oh, and I think I am taking today as a rest day for fitness — though I may change my mind later….

anonymous asked:

Forgive me if I am a little ignorant, but with all that's happening in the world, with countries practically becoming police states and there being war in the Middle East (of which no amount of 'peacekeeping' can justify], would you say we're going down a road to a third World War? In countries like Russia, especially, it just makes my WWII history buff tingle a little bit. Mind If I ask for your take on everything and whether this can be debunked or not?

Unlike most, I don’t think we are on the verge of the “3rd” World War. The social, economics, and political times are completely different than they were back then. Though, I can see where you are coming from. Though I see WW2 as just an extension of WW1 with a 2 decade layoff to rebuild and rearm. 

There were a lot of causes to WW1 but the number one cause in my opinion was the other world powers at the time treating Germany as the red headed step child and giving them no respect. Especially after the Franco-Prussian war in 1870. Which, in my opinion, was the actually start to the 1st World War. 

After Prussia won that war the allies formed the country now known as Germany. After the war they became the up can coming super power to join the likes of France, Britain, and Russia. But the world community wanted nothing to do with Germany. Which made them ultra defensive and ultra prone to war. 

I don’t see the up and coming super power rising that is feeling that kind of disrespect on the world wide social and political level. 

Some might make that argument for China, as I guess some might argue that they are the up and coming world power. But I don’t exactly think they are that new and I don’t think they are that dissected. Especially since how many trillions of dollars does the US government owe them?


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Retail company Forever 21 sent this letter to all full time/non-management employees informing them that they will be demoted to part time, they and their families will lose their health and dental benefits, and they will no longer qualify for paid time off. Employees believe the company is punishing them to retaliate against Obamacare.

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HMV workers appear to take over Twitter account amid layoffs

Workers at the troubled UK entertainment store HMV appear to have taken over the company’s Twitter account to announce layoffs, The Independent reports.

It’s not clear whether the account had been hijacked from the outside and within 20 minutes of the first tweet, all had been deleted. The company has declined to comment on the tweets.

HMV’s joint administrators confirmed that 190 layoffs have been made across the head office and distribution network, but added that there have been none in stores.

With a fair amount of big drugs due to come off patent in the coming years one of the biggest casualties may go well beyond revenue to talent retention. You see when drug companies start to layoff people because of declining revenues the people that are left are not necessarily the most talented they are most often the ones who are the most politically connected, the ones who are good at kissing up and ones who are great at maintaining their empire.

Ebay axes 2,400 workers less than 24 hours after being cited by Obama in SOTU as economic success

Yet another one of Obama’s examples of “economic success” turns out to be not so much.

from Free Beacon:

THE POLITICO reports that President Obama, during his State of the Union address on Tuesday, gave shout outs to a number of American companies in an effort to highlight the strength of the U.S. economy. Nearly all of those companies, it turns out, are big political spenders and have contributed heavily to Democrats.

One of those companies was eBay, which Obama cited as an example of how “millions of Americans [are working] in jobs that didn’t even exist 10 or 20 years ago.” That now seems like an unfortunate choice, because less than 24 hours after Obama’s speech, eBay announced it was cutting 2,400 jobs, or about 7 percent of its workforce. Investors welcomed the layoffs, and the company’s stock jumped more than 4 percent on the news.

The company has spent millions of dollars lobbying the federal government, and has contributed mostly to Democrats over the years. Its president and CEO, John Donahoe, has donated almost exclusively to Democrats. He gave thousands to Obama’s campaign in 2012, and has contributed more than $90,000 to Democratic candidates and committees since 2006, according to the Center for Responsive Politics.

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Earlier we reported that one of Obama’s guests at the State of the Union address that he cited as an economic success story turned out to be a Democrat campaign operative

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Today in Book News: Hachette Book Group says it is cutting 28 positions, about 3 percent of its U.S. staff, as a “cost-savings initiative.” The news comes as the publisher is embroiled in a high-profile dispute with Amazon, which has removed the option to preorder a number of Hachette titles online. But Publishers Weekly notes that “while the timing seems to point to its fight with Amazon as a reason for the cuts, the realignment has been in the works for awhile.” 

Also in the news, Stephen Colbert gives Amazon the middle finger (literally and metaphorically), Ruth Graham takes aim at adult YA fans over at Slate, and Harper Lee ends her lawsuit against a museum in her hometown of Monroeville, Ala.

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According to former Disney animator Tom Bancroft on Twitter, Disney gutted their hand-drawn animation division this afternoon, and laid off nine veteran animators, including some of the studio’s biggest names: Nik Ranieri, Ruben Aquino, Frans Vischer, Russ Edmonds, Brian Ferguson, Jamie Lopez and Dan Tanaka. Two of the animators who still have jobs are Eric Goldberg and Mark Henn. The news of cuts in their animation division was leaked last week, but I, for one, did not anticipate that all these top animators would be let go. We’ve reached out to the studio for comment.

UPDATE: According to Aaron Blaise in the comments, Alex Kupershmidt was not among those laid off.

UPDATE #2: The Animation Guild reported that 9 veteran animators were laid off today so there are still two names that are unknown.

UPDATE #3: And now the Animation Guild is reporting in the same link above that, “Other veterans are being called in to meetings to discuss pay cuts and/or buyouts.”

- cartoonbrew article.

Losing your job at Target Canada? There’s an app for that

For the 17,000 or so retail workers who are about to lose their job at Target, many may not have a profile on professional networking site LinkedIn. Most however do own a smartphone, a tool that Derek Szeto says will help them land on their feet with the aid of his app, Wirkn.

The latest venture from Szeto, a founder of RedFlagDeals.ca, Wirkn is a brand new service that aims to connect local retail and service sector workers to local employers.

Szeto’s service is offering free job-hunting training and advice to displaced Target workers, in order to help displaced employees and also to grow awareness about his app, a service far better suited for hourly retail workers than a site like LinkedIn, Szeto says.

“There’s nobody really serving this group,” the Toronto-based entrepreneur said in a phone interview Monday.

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