Tuesday, July 21, 2020
Wednesday, July 1, 2020
Tuesday, June 23, 2020
The 12 Days of Christmas
On the 12th day of Christmas, my Recruitment Consultant sent to me:-
The 127th nil response;
The 99th "Sorry, you don't have the right sort of experience";
The 83rd "Sorry, you are too qualified";
The 71st "Sorry, you are not sufficiently qualified";
The 69th unanswered phone call;
The 57th "Unfortunately our client has withdrawn this position";
"With reference to your resume, when you say 'IQ 150', what does IQ stand for?";
"With reference to your application for courier driver, unfortunately our client requires someone with 3 years experience driving 2002 model Holdens";
"With reference to your application for voluntary work with the Salvation Army, unfortunately all positions are currently filled with Work-For-The-Dole people";
"With reference to your application for a position as Santa Claus, unfortunately we only have a size 44 suit left";
"With reference to your application for the cleaner position, unfortunately we require someone with SABCO broom experience";
"With reference to your application for the position of stable muck raker, unfortunately there is no room at the inn".
Merry Christmas to all - you will understand if I don't send a card this year. All invitations to lunch/drinks (your shout) gratefully received.
U. N. Employed
Wednesday, May 13, 2020
Lemon Meringue Pie
Phases of Medical Thinking - 1950's to 2000
A Personal Case
The Swing Back
- Most importantly, get an advocate to support you through it all.
- Research, research, research!
- Research your symptoms and try and get a handle on the medical terminology used.
- Research available doctors and therapists. The best ones put their CVs on-line. Ask for referrals from other patients or a medical/nursing friend. Look for someone that will take a wider holistic view. Narrow field specialists will only see conditions that they specialize in. Be ready to ask for a second (or third) opinion.
- Research suggested medications, especially side effects.
- Research rehabilitation options.
- Question everything, openly.
- Be ready for a long haul. There will be a lot of little steps, sometimes you will wonder why/how some small thing can help the outcome.
- Find and build a support network.
- Be kind to yourself. Celebrate the little steps of progress.
Saturday, May 9, 2020
PTSD and the Alcohol Crutch
The Dry Drunk
Tuesday, May 5, 2020
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