Episode 51: 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 the current labor shortage in the fast-food and airline industries and more.

Eric, the show producer, and I chat about the news stories and those from our listeners. The worst job story is working at a discount retail store during the holiday season; the first job story is as an employee at a bowling alley; the best job story is about being a substance abuse counselor for teens. As usual, the show ends with the “Reignition Recommendation” for the week.

Show Notes:

[00:26] 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.

[02:23] Welcome back to Reigniting You®, the show that focuses on all aspects of career transition for those age 40+.

[03:04] Bill introduced in Congress to help military spouses transfer licenses for jobs more easily between states when they have to move.

[03:46] T-Mobile bringing workers back to the office by the end of October.

[04:22] Struggle for fast-food chains to find employees.

[05:04] Pilot shortage in the airline industry.

[05:43] Southwest Airlines raising their minimum wage to $15 an hour.

[06:26] Conversation about the news stories between Lisa and Eric.

[14:03] 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 a workshop.

[14:41] Eric and Lisa share about where they’ve encountered closed businesses due to staffing issues.

[16:40] Reminder that you can share your best, worst, or first job story by email or by leaving a voicemail at 360-436-6496.

[16:59] Worst job story from Carly in Seattle – discount retail store worker at holiday time.

[18:59] First job story from Adam in Everett – worked the counter at a bowling alley.

[21:08] Best job story from Andrea in Burien – substance abuse counselor for teens.

[23:52] 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.

[24:21] Reignition Recommendation – pick back up with a “rubber ball” relationship.

[26:18] 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 workshop.

[27:05] Join us next Wednesday at 3:00 when my guest will be recent career changer and business operations consultant Steve Haas.

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