Category: Peeves

Everyone needs a good old-fashioned hissy fit

I’m frustrated. I just tried signing up for an online course that I’ve been wanting to take for months. I got halfway through the sign-up process, and then I clicked the wrong button, indicating that I had already paid for

Posted in Big Questions, Peeves, That's Life

Following instructions counts! Part 2

Remember how important it is to follow instructions? I give you Deb Ng’s post on Chicken Soup for the Soul’s latest call for writers. Check out the comments. All 20 of them. (Only a select few are following directions.) Deb,

Posted in For Writers, Peeves, Writers Beware, Writing Information

Flagging jobs?

What is up with the practice of flagging perfectly decent jobs on Craigslist? No, I’m not talking about the non-paying or ridiculous gigs; I’m talking about real jobs that are being flagged in order to “eliminate the competition.” Deb Ng

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Following instructions counts!

If you apply for jobs online, this is a must-read. (Though I know this probably — hopefully? — doesn’t apply to my readers.) Following instructions counts. Yes, it certainly does, and it isn’t that difficult, really. Not only does it

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Oxford? Get a "McJob"!

I don’t know exactly what to make of this: Business leaders want to flip ‘McJob’ definition LONDON (AFP) – Business leaders gave their support on Thursday to a campaign by fast food giant McDonald’s to redefine the term “McJob” in

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