Tag: employment

Why my life is filled with joy as I look toward my future

Why my life is filled with joy as I look toward my future
This post is part of a monthly ChicagoNow bloggers event called Blogapalooza. All bloggers are invited to receive a topic at 9pm, write and edit on that topic in one hour, and publish right at 10 pm. Click here to read all the other great posts from tonight. Life is finite. There is nothing we... Read more »

I would love a 37% pay hike

I would love a 37% pay hike
I would love a 37% pay hike – that’d be SWEET! That’s exactly what minimum wage workers are set to receive in Chicago now that the Chicago city council has agreed to increase the minimum wage from $8.25/hr to $13.00/hr by 2019. That is approximately 7% increases every year for 5 years. Wow. I want... Read more »

When life gets in the way of writing

When life gets in the way of writing
When life gets in the way of writing, I end up sitting in front of my computer at 11:59pm Monday night (nearly Tuesday morning) listening to the thunder, the much needed rain and wondering what in blue blazes I am going to write about. Life has been busy, more than anything, and I’ve been trying... Read more »
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Change is the only true constant in life

Change is the only true constant in life
A couple of weeks ago, I wrote a blog about living in the routine of life – walking in the status quo, as it were. The reality, though, is that change is the only true constant in life. Status quo, life without chaos, is a good thing. It allows us moments of rest between the... Read more »

Q&A with ChicagoNow Blogger Bill Mayeroff: the "ones" that matter

Q&A with ChicagoNow Blogger Bill Mayeroff: the "ones" that matter
As a group, the ChicagoNow bloggers were given the optional project of getting to know another ChicagoNow blogger via a Q& A session. I was randomly (or not so randomly) assigned Bill Mayeroff – Where the Beer and Whiskey Flow; he’s a single guy who is intelligent, witty, loves a good beer, and enjoys being... Read more »

8 hour shifts to 12 hour shifts - I'm NOT a happy camper

Last August, I wrote a piece calledĀ Living well when your spouse works weird shifts. My opinions and view points in that piece were based on our experiences with 8 hours shifts, with set, and/or rotating days off. We had lived with and worked around those 8 hours shifts for years, and finally, about 5 years... Read more »
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The REAL face of pension reform

There is much discussion these days in Illinois and around the country about police, fire and teacher pensions. Before you start blaming the employees for this fiscal mess we’re in, I’d like you to see the REAL face of pension reform. My hubby has been a suburban Chicago police officer for over 23.5 years. For... Read more »

I prayed for something - God laughed and gave me better

Last Spring, after being a SAHM for over 11 years and for a variety of reasons, my hubby and I decided it was time for me to look for paid employment. So, I prayed for a job. God laughed and gave me far better than I could have ever asked for. I applied for several... Read more »

2013 Christmas update letter

In a previous post calledĀ Are you on my Christmas cards list?, I talked about the update letter I include with all of my Christmas cards. Since there is zero chance of me ever being able to afford to send all of you a Christmas card, this is as good as it gets this year. (Some... Read more »
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Are you on my Christmas cards list?

Are you on my Christmas cards list?
It’s that time of year! It’s Christmas cards season. Hooray! Are you on my Christmas cards list? My hubby thinks Christmas cards are a complete waste of money. On some level, I agree with him a teensy bit (but don’t tell him that). I do love to get Christmas cards, so I have to be... Read more »