Episode 30: Best/Worst/First Job Stories with Career News

This episode features “Best/Worst/First Job” listener stories for the fourth week of the month, a standing feature of the show.

I also share a few career news headlines, including about Amazon launching vaccination clinics for its warehouse workers, potential summer staffing shortages, employees looking to leave their jobs, the March jobs report, and Ford’s new Ion Park. 

Eric, the show producer, and I share about what we’re looking forward to post-pandemic. The worst job story is about working as a meter maid; the first job story involves working as a camp counselor; the best job story is about working at the fair. As usual, the show ends with the “Reignition Recommendation” for the week. 

Show Notes: 

[00:26Welcome to Reigniting You™ where we talk all things career transition for those age 40+. Happy to be here with you and our producer, Eric. 

[01:01It’s the fourth week of the month, it’s time for our Best Job/Worst Job/First Job episode. I’ll be sharing listener stories, career tips, and some career news headlines on today’s show. 

[02:39Welcome back to Reigniting You, the show that focuses on all aspects of making mid-late career transitions. Time for some recent career-related news stories you may have missed. 

[02:55Amazon’s push to vaccinate its warehouse employees. 

[03:22Summer destinations and tourist hot spots are anticipating staffing shortages 

[04:05Prudential Financial’s recent Pulse of the American Worker Survey. 

[04:52U.S. added 916,000 jobs in March according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, outpacing analysts’ expectations. 

[05:30] Ford is opening a new facility in Michigan that they’re calling Ion Park where they’ll manufacture electric vehicle batteries. 

[06:03] Conversation about the news stories between Lisa and Eric. 

[15:09Visit https://yournewaspect.com to sign up for career tips and take a free Career Transition Readiness Quiz or to contact Lisa. 

[15:47] Eric and Lisa share about what they’re looking forward to doing post-pandemic. 

[17:20Reminder that you can share your best, worst, or first job story by email or by leaving a voicemail at 360-436-6496 and it will be shared live on the air at the of May. 

[17:46] Worst job story from Jackie in Tukwila – meter maid. 

[20:12] First job story from Robin in Burlington – camp counselor. 

[22:40] Best job story from Kirsten in Bend – working at the fair. 

[24:36Remember that if you’d like to submit your best, worst, or first job story, or have a career transition question, you can send it by email or call 360-436-6496. 

[25:11Reignition Recommendation – ask, “How do I know this is so?” to separate fact from story. 

[26:46A reminder to visit https://yournewaspect.com to sign up for career tips and take a free Career Transition Readiness Quiz or to contact Lisa. 

[26:58Join us next Wednesday at 3:00 when my guest will be Kris Wilderspin of Bellevue Pilates who will help answer our career transition Question of the Month for May. 

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