Three people show how it’s done: A 25-year-old former construction manager who now collects unemployment while starting up a website; a 44-year-old woman who earns a total of $20,000 a year from two part-time jobs; and a 60-year-old part-time administrative assistant.
Careers & Workplace
Hoepfully, you’ll be on the way to finding answers—not to mention actual paying employment—by asking some of these questions.
Here’s your chance to use what your mama gave you to earn some money. Best of all, you don’t even have to break the law!
“Visit Graceland at least once, to see what happens to some people when they get too much money.”
Guess what? If you’re a freelancer or are otherwise self-employed, with no paid vacation, no 401(k) match, and no regular work schedule or salary, in certain circles you’re considered an entrepreneur—the same as somebody boldly starting up a business from scratch. And guess what? The number of “entrepreneurs” rose last year, especially …
For quite a while, employees have been extremely reluctant to quit their jobs. Even if they were awful-paying and just plain awful gigs, the jobs market was even more awful, and so few workers wanted to risk being without a paycheck or trying something new. But now, in another sign that the economy isn’t a total basket case, tons of …
Congratulations! You’re a college graduate. On the one hand, it’s not going to be easy to find someone willing to pay you to go to work. On the other, at least you’re done paying—via tuition—for people to teach you and evaluate your work.
Friday, May 21, is Bike to Work Day, which celebrates the end of Bike Week, all of which of course takes place during May, a.k.a. National Bike Month. It may be too late for you to ride your bike to work today, but you can change your commuting habits any day—and start saving as much as $5,000 annually in the process.
Here are some stats of interest to people who are without jobs, who live or know people who are without jobs, or who could be without jobs in the near future. Does that cover everybody?
Lots of people do in Buffalo, where the President is discussing job creation programs today—and where a billboard has been put up to promote the “I Need a Freakin’ Job” movement.
“It’s like watching the emergency room doctors save the life of the drunk driver who just plowed into the car in which your family was riding.”
“As your parents always said, money doesn’t buy happiness. Well, an economist might reply, at least not by itself.”