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Navigating the Culture at Your New Place: Advice to Take or Leave

Look at me! Two blog posts! Two weeks! Yippee! OK, I’m writing this from the perspective of someone who has been in her job for four years now but even for me sometimes it still feels new or there are things about the culture here that I learn or unearth that make me go “Hmmmmm.” … Continue reading Navigating the Culture at Your New Place: Advice to Take or Leave

It’s My Library and I’ll Cry if I Want To

I used to be one of those people who thought that if you cried at work, you were showing weakness. I couldn’t, as a woman, do that because I already had to prove myself more anyway. I didn’t want people to think I was an “emotional” woman. I wanted them to think I was smart … Continue reading It’s My Library and I’ll Cry if I Want To

Not Just Surviving, But Thriving: How to Deal When You Can’t Get Out of Your Crappy Job

So, last week I gave my advice on knowing when to leave your job. But, what if you know it’s just shit, but you can’t leave. You are place bound. You have a home, kids in school, partner. You have a mortgage. Or maybe it’s because you just can’t find anything else. A full time … Continue reading Not Just Surviving, But Thriving: How to Deal When You Can’t Get Out of Your Crappy Job

It’s Not You, It’s Me: When to Break up with Your Job

From time to time when I talk about library career stuff, people will ask me this question, “How do I know when I should leave my job?” That’s a hard question to answer, but using my own experiences (and borrowing some of my friends), I’ll give you some advice. 1. When you stop learning. This … Continue reading It’s Not You, It’s Me: When to Break up with Your Job