This past Monday, I interviewed for a job I found through my professional network and found out the results the next day. Unfortunately for me, they selected a candidate with 5 more years of experience, but admitted that I was a very close second and … [Read more...] about Creating New Opportunities Out of Old Ones
Stacie is having some trouble at work. Well, technically, it's trouble with the commute to work, the management at work, and some of her coworkers. She puts in too long hours for too little reward, especially compared to her fellow dietitians. The … [Read more...] about Can we be a single-income household?
It took 51 days and a mess of hassle for my friends, former coworkers/bosses, landlords and roommates, but it finally happened. Today I finally got badged at my client's office. That means I don't need an escort for the bathroom anymore! The bad … [Read more...] about I finally got my work badge!
Just last week, I told you how the contract that I've been working on for the last 18 months has been killed by the client. I'm virtually "jobless", but I'm still employed. For now, until further notice, I'll be mixing use of paid vacation and … [Read more...] about Lessons Learned from a Failed Contract: Be Prepared
Reader and commenter Rob, who owns a full 1% of the comments here at Clever Dude (we have thousands), posed a question to me via email this past weekend. We had a good discussion of ideas and I got his permission to write about it. I will warn you … [Read more...] about Temptation in the Workplace, and Accountability
guess who are the ones gladly accepting them when I offer? Yep, my coworkers. When I saw a $2 off coupon for Cosi a couple months ago in the Washington Post Express newspaper, I grabbed a couple of the papers at the end of the day (when they were … [Read more...] about Coworkers make fun of my coupons, but…