The Gig Economy Versus Traditional During the Shutdown


I’ve been writing about the Gig Economy for over a decade. One of the trends I’ll be watching closely is how gig workers come out of the coronavirus economic shutdown compared to traditional workers. Of course, gig work is what’s helping traditional workers survive during the shutdown. Gig workers are delivering groceries, prescriptions, takeout from … Continue reading The Gig Economy Versus Traditional During the Shutdown

Persistence


If you’re going to weather this pandemic, you’ll need persistence.  This crisis and the resulting economic downturn have lasted longer than anyone imagined it would, and we’re still not sure when things will return to normal. It’s easy to become discouraged, especially if you’re one of the millions whose job evaporated with no notice. In … Continue reading Persistence

Sleeping Better, Even Now


If you’re like me, the current situation has made a good night’s sleep less and less likely. I wake up several times a night, and my brain kicks right into worry mode. I’m worried about everything, as are most of you right now. Once my brain wakes up, I lose at least an hour – … Continue reading Sleeping Better, Even Now

FlexJobs Warns of 12 Common Work-at-Home Job Scams and Offers Job Seekers Key Tips to Stay Safe


From our friends at FlexJobs.com: An increased threat of online job search scams amid rising unemployment Work-at-home jobs have always been a target of scammers.  However, as the BBB warns, these types of employment scams are likely to rise as the number of unemployed Americans increases due to the coronavirus pandemic. Knowing how to differentiate legitimate work … Continue reading FlexJobs Warns of 12 Common Work-at-Home Job Scams and Offers Job Seekers Key Tips to Stay Safe

Five Things to Do Every Day While You’re Out of Work


I posted this in January, never imagining how relevant it would be in March (with some updates.)  I hope you’re taking care of yourself during this crazy time.   You’ll need to keep up your energy and spirits so you can be ready for the next great opportunity, when all of this craziness has passed.  … Continue reading Five Things to Do Every Day While You’re Out of Work

What is a Black Swan Event?


So the coronavirus pandemic is being referred to as a “Black Swan event.” If you’ve been wondering what that means, you’re not alone. When you understand what a Black Swan event is, you’ll be able to see its impact over the next decade or more. There’s no question that for most of us, this event … Continue reading What is a Black Swan Event?

Gratitude, Even During this Difficult Time


“Sometimes, it feels like the end of the world.” I heard this from a friend the other day, and I had no response to offer. In  the middle of this terrible health and economic crisis, it’s hard to hold on to optimism when there’s no end in sight. This is a difficult time, made more … Continue reading Gratitude, Even During this Difficult Time

Quarantined? Out of Work? You may qualify for Unemployment


(This is a repost of a Reuters article. Find the original article online here.) (Reuters) – The U.S. Labor Department on Thursday gave states flexibility to amend their laws to provide unemployment benefits in events related to the coronavirus in an effort to limit the damage on the economy from the pandemic. States can pay … Continue reading Quarantined? Out of Work? You may qualify for Unemployment

For Productivity and Satisfaction, Crate your Workers


I’m not a dog owner, but I hear that dogs feel safer in cozy, confined spaces. Apparently, so do office workers at all levels. According to dog trainer Karen Pryor, “the crate becomes his own private and safe place… somewhere the dog can go and not be bothered; it’s a perfect destination when the dog … Continue reading For Productivity and Satisfaction, Crate your Workers