NO WORK DURING QUARATINE

“Where do I turn?”


THE MELTDOWN

The recent outbreak of the Corona Virus stemming from a small local marketplace in Wuhan China has put the world on lockdown. And as a citizen of New York City, this city has been the hardest in America. And with that, has come a wave of unemployment. It has now left people from all over the country wondering what to do now. Because I know for me, I still have a job. But so so many that’s not the case. I have never been in this position so it’s kind of a no man’s land. And for most people this is a new reality. So, let’s go through the steps to being able to get yourself through this troubling time? The first step is to apply for unemployment.

UNEMPLOYMENT UNDER COVID-19

In order to apply for unemployment, there are a number of steps to go through when filing. The first step is to go to the Department of Labor and sign up for an account. You will have temporary password sent to your email account. Sign into your account and then you’ll be prompted to create a new password. Once into the account tou created, understand that you have a specific time period to call or file. That is based off of your last name which means you call corresponding to that date. For example, my last name is a J, that means I call on Tuesday. So when you call, be prepared to wait a while.

BE PRECISE WITH INCOME

You have to know before calling how much time you work and the amount of money you make in a two week span. This is important because then they’ll be able to calculate what your unemployment can be. Now, they will look into you, and if you’re off, the process takes longer. So be open and honest up front so the process goes a little smoother. And if you manage to go through the process and get unemployment, remember it’s only 55% at most of your income. This is not meant for you to be unemployed. This is why the percent gets cut in half. It’s to encourage working. Now, this situation is difficult because the government shut down the country. This forced people to lose jobs. So it’s no fault of the unemployed. Yet, the percentage still stands.

A WHOLE NEW WORLD

Americans have not experienecd this much lost since 2008 when the economic recession forced out of work and out of their homes. Only this time it’s at no fault of the people. And the help which people will get is minimal and one time only. Now, the market go back to its original point, yes. It may take a year or more. The nation will return to success. But for now it’s going to be a struggle.


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THEIR FEAR INSIDE OF YOU: HOW PARENTS PROJECT ONTO THEIR KIDS

Woman With Brown Baby Carrier And Little Kid In White Jacket

“I know what’s best for you.”


PLAY IT SAFE

Your parents love, and they want to protect you. But sometimes they overprotect you. They tend to look at your life and see something in it for them. They have built and put so much into you, they really want to know that the investment is worth it. But part of the problem is that you have to deal with them saying that you should play it safe. When it comes to pursuing a career, you are supposed to choose a job that is a little more of a guarantee. And this is something that will make your parents happy about the life you have chosen. But what happens once the kid decides to make a career decision that does not align with the parents decision?

NO  REAL OUTCOME

When you choose a career that is not a little more guaranteed like a doctor or lawyer, then your parents will be more appreciative of you. But then there are the jobs that we choose that are a lot more unguaranteed. Your kid wants to be an actor or musician. And here is where most parents will stand in the face of their child and push them in another direction. This is because we want them to be safe and other times parents project on to their children their own fears and insecurities. So, generally, the kid accepts the parent’s request and live their lives how they’re expected to live.

DREAM KILLERS

Parents build dreams, but also, parents kill the dreams of their children as well. And I am not only talking about kids being actors. What if your child want to be an archaeologist? A lot of parents would not support that because this is a profession that does not make much money. They are not concerned about what you love they are concerned about security. Supporting yourself is more important to them than your passion. So a lot of times you have to pursue yourself.


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MAKING IT IN LIFE

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“What’s it all mean?


I’VE ARRIVED

People can’t wait until they get to a certain point in life then they look and say I have made it or arrived. But then you have to ask yourself, what does it mean by making it life? Because we automatically look at someone who makes money  as a symbol of where we want to be and how big we aspire to be. But looking at someone else’s life can be disatrous because we don’t know how they became so successful. We can look at their blueprint, but you should be weary of following another person’s actions move for move. It worked for them, not quite for you.

MEANINGS BEHIND INTENT

What is the real meaning behind the words. Because that is way more important than anything. In America, we always put the meaning for making it in the country as someone who has a certain level of income. But a school teacher might be a person living their dream and they are far from people making a lot of money. But in the same breathe you have celebrities taking their own lives even with so much money. So understand why you’re building and what it means to you.

COMPARED TO THOSE AROUND YOU

When you look at the peers of people around you, you have a tendency to stack yourself against others. And how could you not because who you associate yourself with says a lot about yourself. So you can’t be around winners and not be a winner yourself. It will either rub off on you or you will fall out the group. But you should never see yourself as not successful if you are doing something in life that is not as lucrative, as long as it has meaning behind it.


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I NEED MORE: WHEN CAREER IS NOT ENOUGH

Silhouette of Person Sitting Beside Body of Water

“I want more.”


OUTSIDE THE 9-5

We work our jobs, have goods, some more than good, but it is not enough to keep us happy. And that is something that so many people can’t understand especially if you make a lot of money. People automatically feel if you have money, what is there to complain about. Well, there is a lot to complain if you don’t have much going on outside the day job. So many of us, get up and go to work, but that’s it. Our work is what defines us, which can be a bit of a problem. So make sure you’re doing things that can make you happy once you come home from work.

TIME WAITS FOR NO MAN

Whatever you do people, just be sure that it is worth the fight. And the reason being is because you don’t want your life to have meant nothing. So many people, especially now, they fight for their careers, but then their lives lack. It amounts to nothing more than just a check, which no one will remember after you’re dead and gone. And the hard part is that you can never get those moments back again. Those tactile moments that move you forward. Hold on to them for as long as possible.

LOCATE THE SOURCE

The vast majority of what you do is predicated on your career. So when your job is not enough it starts to eat away at you. Because if so much is about what you do, then outside is so empty, you will never reach that place of where you want to be. So harness that something you are looking for in life, it will make you happy along with the work.


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LOVING WHAT YOU DO BUT NOT THE PEOPLE

Three Woman Sitting on White Chair in Front of Table

“We get along because we have to.”


THE WORKPLACE

Imagine working on a job that you love to come to everyday. But then you have to work around people that you don’t quit get along with. That means occupying a space with multiple people that you share space eight hours per day, five days a week. So even a job you love can be stressful when being around these types of people. And what do I mean by these types of people? I mean people who you cannot hold a conversation with without there being an issue. Someone that you are in close proximity with, but they are just not the least bit conversational. People who keep a conflict going in the space, and also people that try to sabotage everything you do at work. This usually comes a place of insecurity and threat of losing out to you.

MAKE THE BEST OF IT

Try to do the best thing possible which outreach at first. I myself am not a person who does not talk much on my jobs, but it is because it has something to do with me focusing on work being social. I just like to focus on work and then outside of work engage in a little more social. But the only problem is, people I work with don’t see that aspect of me. And getting to know me, you’ll see that. So you have to be patient with some people. But then there are others that you have to just act like they don’t exist. It’s hard, especially if you have to work on a team with them.

LAST DITCH EFFORT

I honestly think that even when you like your job, sometimes people can be so toxic that you have to jump ship. You have to look at your surroundings and realize that things are not getting better and it’s better to remove yourself fully. Now, most people figure things out, but the few that can’t stay around get the hell out of there. So realize where you stand on the spectrum make a decision according.


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THE LAND OF LOST: WHEN YOU ARE STUCK IN THE PARADIGM OF BUILDING

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“Moving on from here.”


CROSS ROADS

Have you ever found yourself in a place where you are trying to build your career, but you have hit a wall? You are at this point where you find yourself stuck in thought. You find yourself not being able to move past your current point. This makes you start to rethink why you have chosen this path in the first place. And here is where some people decide to push through the pain and others decide to give up and move on. Most people in this space just continue to wake up everyday and exist in their space of existence. They don’t fail or succeed, they just stay right in their position. And why is this place so bad? Well, as long as you’re happy it shouldn’t matter. That is unless your current position is rendered obsolete. Then you are faced with a difficult reality.

THE MINDFRAME

When the mind is running all over the place at a hundred miles per hour, then you will find it hard to figure out where to go to next. You will be in a mental place where even if you try to force yourself to be someplace else, it will keep you from progressing forward. Trust me, I have been there before. I remember I was stuck writing my short stories and had writers block. What I did was write about writers block which fixed my writers block. So you have to do these types of techniques to trick yourself into moving forward. Because when I wrote I fixed the problem in the paradigm of the problem. So when you are pursuing a career in let’s as a Chef, and you want  to create new menu dishes. You should go home and put together food dishes out of scratch. And you’ll come up with an item from something.

SURPRISE YOURSELF

Well listen to this, most people in the paradigm of doing anything do not see the results. We all have no clue what to expect whenever we are doing something and trying to push forward. So we question why are we doing this career. We often think to ourselves what could I really be doing if not doing this thing I am in now. And all it is, is the fear. And not the fear of failing but the fear of success. Because we all fail, but the fear of success is people demanding more and more the higher you go.


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FOR LOVE: SHOULD YOU QUIT A JOB FOR YOUR SIGNIFICANT OTHER

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“Which one means more to you?”


for the one you love

Here is the question for today, and that is would you choose a significant other over your career? A lot of people in today’s society would say that this is something that is a big mistake. But if you talk to people from a different generation they might say otherwise. And the reason for this change in society today would have to be because no one want to depend on the next person for anything. And also, there is the idea that what if the relationship does not work itself out. Then you are stuck thinking in your mind why didn’t I take that opportunity that came my way that was turned down prior.

bad decisions

Just understand something people about giving up your career for someone you love. Things have been known to happen, and the problem with this is that you’re stuck in a bad situation. So let it be known that you have to have a backup plan before you decide to give up opportunities. Because people tend to change over time and you don’t want that regret thought in your mind. On the hand, it could workout for you in the end. You could actually find someone that might make you feel a certain way that it’s worth it.

make the move, drop the career

It can hurt some people, but staying for someone and leaving the gig could prove to be beneficial if the person is worth it. Some people might call you crazy for choosing a person over the career, and yes, it is dice, but if it works out, it could be better than the gig. For those that don’t have great relationships, they may encourage otherwise. You just have to do hat is in your best interest not other people looking to get involved.


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