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Downsize Your 2080
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I’m away from home on another business trip this week, so it is a perfect opportunity to share some articles related to working moms and business travel. If you’ve read any of my other posts or my about me page, you know that I work part-time in my career. A reduced schedule has been an intentional choice of mine and one that is supported by my husband. I love working, ...
Posted: Nov 08 2018 @ 10:12 AM
A well-written cover letter will capture the attention of those who are screening applicants, but is it the right place to introduce the idea of a part-time schedule? Glassdoor.com has several articles and many pointers on how to write a cover letter, including: “…introduce yourself in a memorable, personable way.“ “Mention a few roles, projects, experiences, traits or passions that make you the ideal candidate.” “…provide a few relevant attributes ...
Posted: Oct 23 2018 @ 9:12 AM
This week’s featured items are from FlexJobs, the New York Times, and GeoTab. Photo by Andrew Neel on Unsplash There are so many good resources and articles on the internet. Today, I’m pointing you to three that I found very interesting and I think you will too. Check them out! FlexJobs 2018 Annual Survey Results More than 3,000 people took FlexJobs’ 2018 Annual Survey, which asks questions about work flexibility, ...
Posted: Oct 18 2018 @ 12:22 PM
Cheers to flexible work arrangements! Photo by Nathan Dumlao on Unsplash. National Flex Day Tuesday, 16 October 2018, is National Flex Day. Have you heard of it? According to an article by Rachel Jay at FlexJobs.com, flexible work is “any type of job or work schedule that gives workers more control over their workday and therefore over their personal life.” Ms. Jay goes on to include freelance gigs, remote work ...
Posted: Oct 16 2018 @ 8:00 AM
 Downsize Your 2080 is one year old! Photo by Carol (that’s me!) The anniversary of my first post, Want to Downsize Your Work Year? Read These Non-monetary Considerations, was actually a few weeks ago but I was too busy to announce it. With less than two dozen posts on my site, I had traveled to Orlando to attend FinCon18, a conference where personal finance bloggers, authors, media types, and representatives ...
Posted: Oct 15 2018 @ 8:30 AM
Photo by Eder Pozo Pérez on Unsplash According to the US Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) website, the average school session in the United States is 6.6 hours per day. * Compare that to a 40-hour work week, commonly executed as five 8-hour days. Factor in a lunch break and some commuting time, you could easily be facing a 9-hour (or more) workday while your child ...
Posted: Oct 08 2018 @ 9:12 AM
Garden of the Gods Park was a 2011 Great Place Designee. If you’ve ever visited, you know why this park is a highlight of its community. Photo by Carol. I’m dropping by with the 2018 list of the American Planning Association’s (APA’s) Great Places. I’ll be back next week with an article related to mixing careers and family. But, first, a fun post to encourage you to nominate your most ...
Posted: Oct 05 2018 @ 9:30 AM
Professional credentials allow you to place initials, acronyms and abbreviations after your name AND can increase your potential to earn higher income. Photo by Carol. He did it. He went ahead and did it. My office manager drew a proverbial line in the sand. Feeling underpaid since switching professions and starting a new job, I met with the Human Resources manager to request a review of my related experience, my ...
Posted: Aug 06 2018 @ 10:18 AM
The up and down, jagged outline of these rock formations resembles my earned income over the years. Find out why. Photo by Carol (that’s me!) Graduating from a well-respected college with a degree in chemical engineering as a female in the late 1980s, I set myself up for a lifetime income trajectory that could have been onward and upward for my entire career. Chemical engineers often appear on the top ...
Posted: Jun 18 2018 @ 9:12 AM
Photo by Carol (that’s me!) from our recent dream trip to Kauai. Does a baby avocado grow up dreaming of being spread on toast and covered with an egg? or being mashed in to guacamole to be eaten with chips at the world’s finest five-star resort? Of course not! Why? Because avocadoes don’t have a heart and a brain and an imagination that allows it to dream, to set goals, ...
Posted: Jun 06 2018 @ 8:12 AM


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