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That does help! Thank you! We can't even find an old resume of my husband's...probably on some hard drive 4 computers ago. I have heard of indeed! Will check it out.
One thing that we've found is that big corporations (like Clear Channel, Warner Music Group, Disney, etc.) have their own online resume submission system. So while my husband could tailor his resume 2 or 3 different ways for different departments/positions, it seems like applicants have one "hail mary pass". Still trying to figure that out.
My husband seems to think that if he does get laid off, he can just coast a bit on his generous severance package. I said absolutely not - with the way technology is moving, if he is out of work for more than 6 months, some new system will come along and he'll be a dinosaur - am I being paranoid?
I know a few of us have sought out new jobs, careers, opportunitys, etc. this year.
Layoffs are coming at DH's company and we might be launching a job search in 2013. He's been at the same job for 14 years so we're kind of at a loss here...
I know a LinkedIn profile is important these days. Where else do you search online? Have you ever used a recruiter? What about industry specific sites or "job search" sites like Monster.com, Craigslist, etc?
I don't think you're having a bad mommy moment at all! Excited and conflicted and nervous seems right on for this situation!
DD1's teacher asked us for permission to test her for gifted. I said sure (we won't tell her what that test is either) but now I'm thinking we should hold off. You only get one shot at the "gifted" label in the LAUSD school system. For me, the main reason for her to be ID'd as gifted is that it opens up all kinds of magnet and charter school possibilities.
Let us know what you decide about the test - is it next year? Do they give it to her on the school campus or do you go to a testing facility?View Thread
Some WebMD stories that apply directly to our little community:
2012 Unsafe Toy List - Any of these toys in your house or on your kids "wish list"? I sort of feel like all of my kids toys are "unsafely loud"
Sharp Rise in Kids' Injuries in 'Bouncy Castles'A child in the U.S. is sent to the ER after being injured in a blow-up bouncy castle or house every 46 minutes. Bouncies are EVERYWHERE on the weekends in my community- parks, backyards, front yards, rec centers, etc. What about yours?
WebMD Flu & Cold Symptom Tracker - See how WebMD Symptom Checker users are reporting cold and flu symptoms in your area. Still mild in SoCal - we got our flu shots last month but DH rolls his eyes. Let's see how he does this year!
DH and I are keeping an open dialogue going this week about winning, improving and having fun. I love her swimming but I'll have to step back if this isn't the sport for her...but she's so good! Arg...I'll be disappointed. She's starting tennis at the local park in January - 50 bucks for 8 weeks just for fun.
UK - I know one thing for sure - piano ain't for her right now! I wish she was into it but I'll give it a try when she's a little older.
KC - Mady sounds like a great kiddo - and of course, it's because of good parenting
Steph - I can tell facing a loss isn't going to happen very often for your kid!!!! I'm sure he is going to blow everyone out of the water. When do you think you'll start meets? Is he 6 or 7?
We have had a great experience for 7 years with small group lessons. The swim school is located at a private home owned by the main instructor and runs like clockwork - 45 minute lessons from 9 am - 6 pm M - F for the long swim season in SoCal.
What I found was absolutely the best way to learn was her schedule - the kids do a 2 week session going M - F.
Those 10 days in a row really make a HUGE difference rather than waiting 7 days between lessons.
The city swim finals were this weekend. My 7 year old swam the 50 free, 50 butterfly and 50 breast.
She's always finished 1st, 2nd or 3rd since she started competing in swim meets this summer. (I suspect it's not be cause she's such a great swimmer, but she is almost a head and a half taller than all the other girls in the 7 - 9 division!)
This weekend she came in dead last in a heat with 10 girls. She was DEVASTATED. Sobbing as she came out of the pool then we went into the locker room and she started with the "I'm tired, my ear hurts, my tummy hurts, I wanna go home!"
Have any of you experienced this with your kids activities or a result in school or anything? I'm not sure I handled it correctly but she did finally shake it off and finish her 2 other events.