Yesterday, it was 49˚ with high winds and on top of that, it was overcast. Fortunately, I have an elderly cat whose second favorite word (after “ham”) is “nap.” He and I could have easily made that nap last all day. I’m not a fan of fall or winter and admittedly have a touch of SAD - seasonal affective disorder. As a therapist, I also begin to see it in my patients this time of year.S.A.D., often called the “winter blues,” can be diagnosed, according to the DSM-IV-TR, after 3 consecutive winters (with complete remission in the spring and summer months) of the following symptoms:* Depression* Anxiety* Mood changes: extremes of mood and in some, periods of mania in spring and summer* Sleep problems: desire to oversleep and difficulty staying awake or disturbed sleep and early morning awakening* Lethargy* Overeating: craving for starchy and sweet foods resulting in weight gain* Social problems: irritability and desire to avoid social contact(Most … [Read more...] about The Season’s Changing: What If Your Job Status Isn’t?
Archives for October 2009
There was a bit of a backlash to my post, How Not to Act Old, Especially in the Workplace; I heard quite a bit of grumbling. The book I reviewed took older folks to task for not trying harder to be young and fit in. Maybe my boomer peers are tired of hearing about these supposedly over-indulged younger people?I remember supervising Gen X social work graduate students on a work site. While I enjoyed their enthusiasm and curiosity, their lack of real-world experience made me grumpy. But I was still able to communicate with and direct them as we weren’t that far apart in age or ideology.Much has been written about how to interact and communicate with Gen Y. One book, Bruce Tulgan’s Not Everyone Gets a Trophy: How to Manage Generation Y, has some valid points, especially the fourteen myths about Gen Y in the workplace (Myth 12: Gen Y Won’t Do the Grunt Work). But the overall media message is that WE must adapt to THEM, not the other way around.Here are a few tips for Gen … [Read more...] about How Can Gen Y Quit Annoying Gen “Old” at Work?
Need a resignation letter sample? Want to learn how to write a reference letter? Looking for the perfect letter of recommendation template?This is how to resign!The way you leave a job is just as important as how you get a job. This oft-overlooked piece of career advice is finally getting the attention it deserves.It is with great excitement I announce the release of the first book from Jobacle.com - THE EXIT GUIDE: How to Leave a Job the Right Way.How many people do you know who have worked a single job in their lifetime? It simply doesn't happen. After spending the past five years talking with the world's top career coaches, authors and HR leaders, a void became apparent. Everyone is so hung up on getting a job, that they overlook leaving one.Going through the motions is not enough. It is key to protect yourself and carry out several important tasks before you say goodbye. The Exit Guide will show you how. Jam-packed with tips, tricks and … [Read more...] about The Exit Guide – How to Leave a Job the Right Way
Next week is shaping up to be an exciting one in Jobacleland! … [Read more...] about Good Times Slated for Next Week