Category: Work

Post #3152: Work days

I just applied for a job very different from my current line of work, and for the first time ever I included both my work and my union history in the “Experience” part of my resume. Usually I parse those out for different types…

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Gab and gifts.

I don’t write about being a union steward very often – the person in the workplace who marshals people through difficult discussions, grievances, and disciplinary procedures on a near-daily basis…. It’s part of my commitment to civil society, really. My volunteer effort. My desire…

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Workplace blues: Harassment.

I so rarely share anything “personal” these days it seems – here at least – and in most parts of my life. It seems easier to just go along getting along, if you know what I mean. By complaining, we just end up dwelling…

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Freelancin’

I’ve been working on my first freelance contract this week – a proposal-writing gig for a friend of mine in the US who runs a networking and IT-support company specializing in service to non-profits. Lucky me! I have a good friend who already trusts…

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Vancouver’s illegal internships

BC may have recently seen a rise in minimum wage, but from the “summer student” postings appearing in my employment feed it appears there are many Vancouver businesses who expect young people to work for little or no money at all. Particularly prevelant in…

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