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Wednesday, November 18, 2015

WEIRD JOB WEDNESDAY: Zamboni's Ice Resurfacer

Baby, it's cold outside...but, I'm in my Zamboni!

The technical term is an ICE RESURFACER and  Zamboni's are the original, most popular machines used to clean and smooth the surface of ice rinks around the world.

Although a special education is not required to become an Ice Resurfacer, it will take months of on-the-job training to learn to operate the Zamboni - aside from just learning how to maneuver the machine, there's the water controls, the blade controls, etc. 

Often, there can be different people on the ice or two Zamboni's on the rink at the same time. Being an Ice Resurfacer can be a seasonal job and generally pays $15-20 per hour. It has it's perks, especially if you're a hockey fan! For more Weird Jobs go to


Monday, November 16, 2015

Can A Job Loss Kill You?

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At Closing Plant, Ordeal Included Heart Attacks 


The first to have a heart attack was George Kull Jr., 56, a millwright who worked for three decades at the steel mills in Lackawanna, N.Y. Three weeks after learning that his plant was closing, he suddenly collapsed at home.

Less than two hours later, he was pronounced dead.

A few weeks after that, a co-worker, Bob Smith, 42, a forklift operator with four young children, started having chest pains. He learned at the doctor’s office that he was having a heart attack. Surgeons inserted three stents, saving his life.

Less than a month later, Don Turner, 55, a crane operator who had started at the mills as a teenager, was found by his wife, Darlene, slumped on a love seat, stricken by a fatal heart attack.

It is impossible to say exactly why these men, all in relatively good health, had heart attacks within weeks of one another. But interviews with friends and relatives of Mr. Kull and Mr. Turner, and with Mr. Smith, suggest that the trauma of losing their jobs might have played a role.

“He was really, really worried,” George Kull III said of his father. “With his age, he didn’t know where he would get another job, or if he would get another job.”

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A growing body of research suggests that layoffs can have profound health consequences. One 2006 study by a group of epidemiologists at Yale found that layoffs more than doubled the risk of heart attack and stroke among older workers. Another paper, published last year by Kate W. Strully, a sociology professor at the State University of New York at Albany, found that a person who lost a job had an 83 percent greater chance of developing a stress-related health problem, like diabetes, arthritis or psychiatric issues.

In perhaps the most sobering finding, a study published last year found that layoffs can affect life expectancy. The paper, by Till von Wachter, a Columbia University economist, and Daniel G. Sullivan, director of research at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, examined death records and earnings data in Pennsylvania during the recession of the early 1980s and concluded that death rates among high-seniority male workers jumped by 50 percent to 100 percent in the year after a job loss, depending on the worker’s age. Even 20 years later, deaths were 10 percent to 15 percent higher. That meant a worker who lost his job at age 40 had his life expectancy cut by a year to a year and half.

Additional investigation is still needed to understand the exact connection between job loss and poor health, according to scientists. The focus is mostly on the direct and indirect effects of stress. Acute stress can cause biochemical changes that trigger heart attacks, for example. Job loss and chronic stress can also lead to lifestyle changes that damage health.

Studies have, for instance, tied job loss to increased smoking and greater chances of former smokers relapsing. Some laid-off workers might start drinking more or exercising less. Increased prevalence of depression has been tied to both job loss and the development of heart disease. 

Read the full article at the The New York Times

Related Lifestyle Article:For Ways to cope with Stress you might want to read this article 


Sunday, November 15, 2015

Staying Focused During the Holidays

"What if Christmas doesn't come from a store.What if Christmas...perhaps...means a little bit more!"~Dr. Seuss, How the Grinch Stole Christmas!

The end-of-year  holidays, that magical time of the year… But if you have been out of work and looking for a job for months, the holidays can also be that most hopeless time of the year. There don’t seem to be as many job opportunities, or people aren't available to interview or take calls. 

Must your life go on hold? And then there’s the gifts, the entertaining, the decorating.
You do not have to go down that road. Energize yourself with the spirit of the season -  joy,  gratitude, good friends and family. 

Here are some things you can do to participate and keep up your momentum into 2015:

  •   Continue your job search. Do not give up. The resume that you submit in December may not get read until January, but it WILL get there. Create you own Personal-Job-Search.

  •  Go to parties and get-togethers. They are great for networking, meeting new people, keeping your spirits up. 
  • Worried about gifts – DIY! People don’t expect lavish gifts and what’s better than something made with love. Do you bake, knit, paint or like photography?
  • Consider having a potluck. Have everyone bring a dish and have your own party! BYOB!
  • Take a stroll downtown or in your neighborhood with friends and family to look at the beautiful lights and/or window displays.
  • Remember to exercise to keep your mind clear and your energy high.
 Make the last weeks of 2014 count and look forward to 2015. These are YOUR holidays, too - ENJOY!


Thursday, November 12, 2015

± Over 40: Have You Prepared for Your Job Interviews Like Its The Super Bowl?

Have You Prepared for Your Job Interviews Like its The Super Bowl?

When was the last time you were prepared to  interview effectively for a job? 5, 10 or 20 years ago? You think you know it all. Guess what your successful career may open the door  for a job interview. But a skilled job seeker who has practiced for their interview will score more points. So you can live on your past victories or prepare today  like you are about to play the Super Bowl.

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