Category Archives: job

Statistics

14,600,000 Unemployed * 3,200,000 Jobs Available 11,400,000 Unemployed if all available jobs were filled * 11,200,000 Combined urban populations of NYC and Chicago 14,500,000 Population of Mali 11,300,000 Population of Greece 8,600,000 People working PT who would prefer to work … Continue reading

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An evaluation of the last 10 months

I’ve finished my coursework for my Library Science degree (the MLS).

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I am not here

There are too many things going on in real life (remember “real life”? the one where people have to do things like make money, have families and not write/make poetry all day?) for me to be here. I may be … Continue reading

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Update

Where am I? I am here. In Buffalo.  It has finally started snowing. I am almost done with classes.  I’ve finished three of the five of them and received my grade in one, an A (I think I will end … Continue reading

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Protected: Elsewhere

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Protected: Digitess

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Marking time

Remember this? And then 1410 Grady Ave, Charlottesville; 593 Meeker Ave, Brooklyn; and 547 Richmond Ave, Buffalo within the space of a year. But I just renewed my lease here at XXX Richmond Ave, Buffalo. I’ve lived here a year … Continue reading

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Protected: Next

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Archive Fever

I don’t think I mentioned this here. But, I am going back to school this fall for the Master of Library Science degree. 

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Love Your Layoff

Love Your Layoff: An awesome blog from Foursquare poet Katie Kemple. At the moment I’m gainfully employed and have been employed at least 20 hrs a week for almost exactly a year. But before that, there were some spotty months. … Continue reading

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Poetry Collection Assistant Curator

If you have a Ph.D. in English, experience working in libraries (especially Special Collections), and an interest in 20th Century poetry, there’s a great job posting for an Assistant Curator at the UB Poetry Collection.  The salary is $50-55k, which … Continue reading

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Protected: Checking in

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Protected: 2008 in Review

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Protected: A Second Installment

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Protected: 1 Thing Off the List

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Chris Fritton Did Not Write This Post

Currently I’m working a sales job at the BPO and in two weeks I’ll start adjunct teaching at UB. I will also try to pick up another low-hours, low-pay job, probably retail sales. The question, then, is what I’m going … Continue reading

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What I’m Doing

- Working. Haven’t found a job other than the Ebay listing scam thing, but am still applying for other PT positions. I start adjuncting in two weeks, but I don’t actually get paid by the school for another month. Moreover, … Continue reading

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Temp

Yesterday after quitting my easy-come easy-go blue-collar pseudo-factory scam-op job, I went to a temp agency to take all their silly tests.  I lamented having to spend yet another 3 hours filling out these tests (which test if you can … Continue reading

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The Nightmare

So I’m trying to save up enough money for one month’s rent and a security deposit so I can move out of my current apartment (which only costs $125/mo but which I share with three boys and in which my … Continue reading

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Protected: Annoyances and triumphs

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Protected: Friday

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Protected: The loss

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Protected: Excuses excuses

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Protected: Sales

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Daily

Monday: 48 calls, 1 sale. Tuesday: 50 calls, 2 sales. Wednesday: 78 calls, no sales. Today: 132 calls, no sales. Very few people even answered the phone tonight, and those who did were quite uninterested. It’s kind of weird that … Continue reading

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“You got her number off an Aids Walk list?!”

It’s not unusual for people to hang up on us when we call from BPO subscriptions offering them tickets (at drastically reduced prices, as it is more important to have subscribers and get matching NEA funds than to sell individual … Continue reading

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Protected: My life is a Dickens novel

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Too big… too small… just right.

Yesterday’s encounter (such as it was) with Martin bummed me out, but I still made 2 sales at work, for a total of 6 in my first three days on the job.  The first day I had a large sale … Continue reading

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Protected: Music money

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Protected: Buffalo job search cont’d

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Protected: Buffalo Job Search

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Protected: A regrettable 6 mos.

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Catch-up post

Sometimes people read my blog once a month or once a season or once a year instead of every day. Sigh.* ;-) So just to catch up…

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Protected: I got a job! … Etc.

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Limbo

So… I’ve decided NYC isn’t working and that I’m moving to Buffalo on 5/19.

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Protected: Incessant job interviews

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Many things have happened since

I last wrote. My parents came to town; I gave a short reading here in Brooklyn. While the folks were here we visited the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. I love Botanic(al) Garden(s). They appeal to deep basic needs of mine. I … Continue reading

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Protected: Two more interviews

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Protected: I had two job interviews today.

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Free food

This week I’ve been working a temp job at a market research facility.

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Jobs

I have a temp job starting tomorrow, for the other days this week.  My weekend flood of apps resulted in 3 interviews for the week.  At least now, recently, I am getting interviews.  I think my cover letter must’ve improved.

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Protected: I need a job.

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Protected: Law

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Protected: Divorce

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Protected: Despondence

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Protected: A beautiful spring day

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Protected: Square. Round.

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American morning

- A bright, sunny, slightly cold morning. I interviewed for the New York City Teaching Fellows program. It was weird– the school (Washington Irving H.S.) was beautiful. Afterwards, I ran smack into spring. The farmer’s market at Union Square had loads … Continue reading

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Protected: What I really wanted to say

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