Episode 43: 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 wage growth, productivity with a five-hour workday, and more.

Eric, the show producer, and I chat about the news stories and those from our listeners. The worst job story is being a customer service representative; the first job story is as a stocker and bagger at a grocery store; the best job story is about being an EMT. As usual, the show ends with the “Reignition Recommendation” for the week.

Show Notes:

[00:25] Welcome to Reigniting You® where we talk all things career transition for those age 40+. So glad to be here with you today and our producer, Eric.

[00:51] It’s the fourth week of the month, so that means 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.

[02:33] Welcome back to Reigniting You®, the show that focuses on all aspects of career transition for those age 40+.

[03:15] Unemployment rate for teens fell drastically compared to last year.

[04:13] Results of survey on office productivity comparing 8-hour to 5-hour workdays.

[05:02] Wage growth on the rise, including in the restaurant industry.

[05:45] Gym memberships and weight loss program subscriptions are up.

[06:27] Good time to negotiate extra perks in job offer negotiations.

[07:13] Conversation about the news stories between Lisa and Eric.

[14:29] Go to https://yournewaspect.com to sign up for career tips and take a free Career Transition Readiness Quiz or to contact Lisa. Go to Services/Group Programs to register for free webinar.

[15:13] Eric and Lisa share about their favorite foods to eat while binge watching.

[17:03] Reminder 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 August.

[17:25] Worst job story from Lindsay in Tacoma – customer service for mail order catalog company.

[20:05] First job story from Chris in Kirkland – stocker and bagger at a grocery store.

[21:34] Best job story from Tara in Bellingham – EMT.

[25:48] Remember 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.

[26:12] Reignition Recommendation – continue to grow and have goals.

[26:42] A reminder to visit https://yournewaspect.com to sign up for career tips and take a free Career Transition Readiness Quiz or to contact Lisa. Go to Services/Group Programs to register for a free webinar.

[27:21] Join us next Wednesday at 3:00 when my guest will be author, consultant, and host of the Mid-Career GPS podcast, John Neral, who will help me answer our career transition Question of the Month for August.

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