Leaving your day job before your startup is earning sufficient revenue is a really, really bad idea. James Parsons Published 10:00 am CST, Thursday, February 28, 2019 Photo: SeventyFour | Getty Images Photo: SeventyFour | Getty Images Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Photo: SeventyFour | Getty Images When Is the Best Time to Make the Leap From Your Day Job to Entrepreneur? 1 / 1 Back to Gallery An increasing number of people these days are starting their own businesses, either going into freelancing or opening companies to do what they love. Today, it's not uncommon to launch a career as an entrepreneur while maintaining a day job to pay the bills. Hedging your bets, so to … [Read more...] about When Is the Best Time to Make the Leap From Your Day Job to Entrepreneur?
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Some job offers that seem incredible on the surface could be coming from a company that is fraudulent, has a toxic environment, or otherwise may not be what it seems. Here, two career experts walk through 10 potential warning signs that your dream job offer is too good to be true. After months of researching, applying, and interviewing, nothing is more relieving than finally getting that dream job offer. Even though you’re fresh out of college with minimal job experience, they’re promising you a six-figure salary, the ability to work from home once a week, and free trips to Mexico should you meet your goals. Although you’ve been doing all of the reaching out, the company seems really interested in bringing you on, despite not yet having an in-person interview. Out of eagerness you’re ready to sign the offer letter. They haven’t sent you one, but that’s ok, you can just give them your social security number and bank statements over the phone. … [Read more...] about 10 warning signs a job offer is too good to be true, according to career experts
Things that made me thankful or made me scratch my head this week: Thankful: That I’m still alive, that most of my immediate family members are doing fine and that I have a roof over my head and food on the table. I lacked neither even when we were dirt poor and struggling in my early childhood. But my heart breaks at the human toll exacted by the California fires, the recent mass shootings in California, Pittsburgh and other natural or man-made tragedies that leave you shaken. When you think you may have it bad or are going through a rough stretch in life, there are always other folks faring much worse. I was also fortunate enough to be selected to take part in a national clinical study that hopefully comes up with the best treatment protocol for survivors of multiple myeloma. My participation began in 2012 and is scheduled to end on Dec. 31. I was in a group that underwent two stem cell transplants and was then placed on a daily Revlimid cancer pill regimen. The consensus is … [Read more...] about Rosario: On giving thanks, job offers and what’s on the menu
Alicia Restrepo knew this was the wrong time to have a baby. She was 24, living in hotel rooms, in love with a man with a dangerous past, and keeping her own secrets. But sometimes, friends said, she let herself imagine it. Maybe her boyfriend, Robert, would weep when he held their child for the first time. Maybe her mother would be so overjoyed that she would finally forgive her daughter for all her mistakes. Or maybe, as Alicia’s belly swelled, she would simply pack up and take off, head for Florida, just her and the baby. Maybe they would make a new life far away in the heat and the light.It was a fantasy. Instead, she bought tiny baby shoes and boxes of diapers for her friends whose children she cooed and babbled to, and she stayed in Boston. The summer slipped away, the nights turned raw, and the streets she traveled seethed with grudges, greed, and fury. And so Alicia was sitting in the passenger seat of her white BMW on Charles Street in Dorchester on Oct. 15, just past … [Read more...] about 8 killings, 11 days, and the last to die was Alicia Restrepo
'I just woke one morning with a strong desire to make historical women's garments," Rebecca Olds, 50, recalled. Lesser urges must have occurred and passed unheeded. But Ms Olds, a former paralegal, and her husband, Adam Bell, 55, a three-decade veteran of financial services, were at a point in their lives ripe to invest in 17th century apparel. "Last year I had a lot happening," Ms Olds said. "My mother died, making me re-examine what I wanted from my work. I was also planning my marriage to Adam and designing my own wedding dress. "He wanted to take early retirement and all those strands collided, so we sat down and asked, 'what would we like to be doing?' " More of us will have the chance to contemplate the same. Britons are living healthier, more active lives for longer. Government research predicts that by the mid-2030s half of British adults will be over 50. A million more over-50s will be working or available to work in the next six years, as fewer, out of choice or … [Read more...] about Want early retirement? How to ditch your day job and follow your dreams