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Umm – Not For Me

Pirelli, an amazing walk on Christ The Redeemer

I have an aversion to heights so even watching this makes me dizzy. But just imagine if you had the confidence these guys have, how you would enjoy such a gorgeous view. I am in Awe of their courage and being fearless in their job.

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Back On The Job Again

So sorry that I have been so neglectful of my Blog Site. On my way back from Australia I called into New Zealand to stay with my Mum and Charlie (the Dog) for three weeks. All my time taken up. Will catch up with a few photo’s when I get settled. I am now at the Sydney Airport waiting for my flight to Dallas. Love Texas. This trip I will be riding a new Harley which is the same model as ‘Bobby’. I have named this one ‘Robert’. Cant wait to get bum on seat and test it on the road. Bobby arrived in Australia safely and only had a chance to ride it twice and the rest of the time it rained so was a little uncomfortable to be riding on those roads in the rain.

Talking about weather I was sent this the other day. Thought it was quite funny


This was also sent to me which I thought was rather apt. I have come to the conclusion that it is too much bother to be chasing organic and for what? So you can pay higher prices and feel good about it.

Non-organic vs. organic food

Well that’s it for me for now as I am about to partake in a class of wine. It is 12 o’clock somewhere in the world

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5 more tips

This is an excellent idea especially with theatre tickets or even flight tickets so you are not dealing with bits of paper.

This is also a very wise suggestion.  It saves face if you never have to explain why  you did not get a job. If no one knows you have nothing to tell.

I never really lock my bike as I figure most thieves are to lazy to ride a bike and bikes are so cheap to buy these days why would they want to steal it. Unless it is one of those fancy bikes then you would probably want to keep it thief proof but if it is why would you want to even ride it to a place where you would have to lock it.

You would have to be a bit desperate to use doritos but sometimes there may be a call for desperate measures especially if it is cold.

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World’s Scariest Job

This makes my stomach turn just watching it.

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Your Job: 7 ways To Be The Best You Can Be

“The best way to appreciate your job is to imagine yourself without one.” —Oscar Wilde

Your job is an important subject, because “no job, no money”. There are a lot of people out of work in both Canada and the United States and unemployment can be devastating to a family.
If you lose your job you could lose your home, car, and your children may have to be taken out of the college they are attending. When things are going well we tend to take a lot for granted. However, in the current state of the economy you can no longer take anything for granted.
I don’t want to sound too negative, but, honestly in this economy, everything could be in jeopardy, including your job. On the other hand, if you do lose your job, try to have  the attitude that it is the best thing that has happened to you. You may end up doing something that you have been dreaming of doing, but were too afraid to leave your regular job because of comfort and commitments.You may find your passion.

Right now though, if you still have your job, you need to be making a special effort to keep it—you have to be the most valuable employee. If you are good at what you do, then you are a valuable asset. Maybe even the indispensible one!

“Work harder on yourself than you do on your job.”
—Jim Rohn

Become the Most Valuable Person at your company:

1. Be the best you can be! Right now in this economy be thankful you have a job, as many don’t. You may not like what you are doing, but do your best. If you are making sales when no one else is, you are a valuable employee and your company needs you right now.

2. Sales – Treat every customer like they are precious because they are. Always appear happy and try to remember names if they are a regular client. Go the extra mile for them. A smile can be “heard” in your voice.

3. Be helpfull to the colleagues you work with. Remember what goes round comes round.

4. A thank you note – Clients and fellow employees appreciate a well-deserved thank you. Give a thankyou note to a client for giving you the opportunity to serve and a workmate who did something special for you.

5. Find solutions to problems at work. Make positive suggestions.

6. Work on your public speaking. The toastmaster organization is very good for that.

7. Take courses, read books, and listen to recordings that help you develop your people skills.

“Eighty-five percent of the reason you get a job, keep that job, and move ahead in that job has to do with your people skills and people knowledge.” —Cavett Robert

Have a plan if all else fails:

If you think your job is on the line—no matter what—be prepared. Have a great resume organized. If you need it, get a professional to help you create a “killer” resume. Start looking for another job just in case. Better to be prepared than not. Go to this

website for reports on resume building:

10 Things that Define a Killer Resume http://www.squawkfox.com/2008/11/17/10-

SOURCE:   Simply Fantastic – Living Better On Less

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Who Needs a PhD? – Four Jobs That Pay Well Without a Degree

This is not my article. It is an article from Divine Caroline website. It is written by By: Molly Mann
I think this is an excellent subject as it makes us think out of the box. She also writes with humour. Enjoy.

Out one night recently, I got swept up in the mood and hopped behind the bar. There I was, slinging gin and tonics, beers, and vodka-cranberries, and having a blast. Who knew I’d be cut out for that kind of job—and who knew I’d make so much money in tips? My flirtation with life as a barmaid got me thinking: what other “laid-back labor” jobs offer hefty pay?

One Man’s Trash Is Another Man’s Treasure
According to a 2010 update of Mish’s Global Economic Trend Analysis, Seattle trash collectors make an annual salary of $109,553. This number varies from city to city across the United States, but municipal workers are generally paid very well for doing the dirty work. In New York City, the Department of Sanitation reports that the current starting salary for a sanitation worker is $31,200 per year, with a labor agreement in place that provides for periodic increases to a maximum of $67,141 after five and a half years. In addition to the basic annual wages, New York City sanitation workers may also earn differential payments based on their specific assignment and the overtime they work.

Gas in the Tank, Money in the Bank
My dad always warned me that mechanics would charge me an arm and a leg. I’m sure he was just being paranoid, and that most mechanics are honest and professional workers, but compared with others at their education level, they do rake in the dough. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, mechanics make a mean hourly wage of $18.05 ($10.80 more than the national minimum wage) and a mean annual wage of $37,450. The job requires, at most, a vocational or associate’s degree from a community college; mechanics learn most of the precise skills of their trade on the job.

Knock on Wood
I would have married Johnny Cash no matter what he did for a living. If he had been a carpenter, I probably wouldn’t have had to settle for less, since carpenters bring home a nice wad of cash: on average, $20.64 per hour and $42,940 per year, according to the Occupational Outlook Handbook for 2010–2011. Their wages vary by industry, with residential building construction employees earning the most money, and industrial employees the least.

Cold, Hard Cash
I used to date a guy who worked for his uncle’s air-conditioning-installation company. That sounds like menial labor, but my man was able to wine and dine me in style with his paycheck. The company was located near Napa, California, where air-conditioner installers can expect to make about $33.33 per hour and $69,330 per year, based on figures from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Across the country, workers in this field make a mean hourly wage of $20.31 and a mean annual wage of $42,240—not bad for a job that requires only a trade-school education or apprenticeship.

School’s Out
In these times of rising college tuitions and student-loan scandals, it’s nice to know that there are relatively high-paying jobs that don’t require post-secondary education. So if the mood strikes me some other night and I decide to hop behind that bar again, I’ll have a lot more incentive to learn how to mix those drinks like a professional.

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Timmi’s Story : Before Job Loss

This is an article sent to me by a website called The Dollar Stretcher .com. It’s a great shoulda done story,  I am sure we have all got those stories. It is also a “lucky I did” story. This story is especially a warning, “Maybe we should start thinking of these things now, while we have a job, not wait till we are in the unfortunate position of being in the unemployment line”.

Amongst some of the things he wished he had done, he missed mentioning that he should have bought my book “Simply Fantastic Living Better On Less“. This book is full of simple and obvious saving idea’s but ones we forget when times are good. Also lots of warnings and questions, before you jump into unknown areas in your life like relationships and investments.

My Story: Before Job Loss
contributed by Timmi

Things to do before a layoff

Job loss is nothing new to our family. Here’s what I wish I’d done before I’d lost my job:

Wish that we focused on buying a few good quality articles of clothing instead of a bunch of cheap stuff. When the cheap stuff reached the end of its useful life and we had no money for replacements, it was a blow to an already bruised ego to be forced to wear obviously tired clothes.

Wish that I had discovered frugal sites, such as The Dollar Stretcher, earlier.

Wish that in “times of plenty,” we were still frugal.

Wish that I had been cured of my aversion to thrift stores!

Wish that our emergency fund had been larger.

Wish that my studies had been more diverse, so that if one field of training didn’t pan out, I could have switch to other options.

Wish that credit card debt had not been a problem.

And here’s what I’m glad we did before the job loss hit:

Glad that I did not have the habit of weekly salon visits for hair and nails.

Glad that my husband was a trained mechanic. Our cars were old, well-maintained, very reliable, and paid for in cash.

Glad that we had deferred buying a home. We would have lost our home during the lean times.

Glad that I kept a stash of craft supplies. Sometimes my projects brought in a few dollars, but mostly crafts kept me from losing my mind!

Glad that we had always practiced a somewhat frugal lifestyle. The necessary adjustments to our lifestyle weren’t a huge shock to our systems.

Glad that I learned to sew. I whipped up simple little outfit for the girls from my fabric stash. I also made throw cushions, curtains, etc. primarily from fabric that was given to me, and I developed the ability to refashion clothes.

My Story is a regular feature of The Dollar Stretcher.com – a site dedicated to “Living Better…for Less”. Visit their library for more information on layoffs.


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