Board Business, December 12th, 2013

(posted by chris the cynic)

Regular Business

There is no submission deadline for articles and open thread suggestions.  Send them any time.

The Submission Deadline for the weekend post is 20:00 (8PM) US Eastern Time Saturday.

Anyone who has submissions for the weekend post should send them in.  Some people wonder if they really deserve to be in the post.  The answer to that is always the same: You do.  So try not to be afraid and do try to send in submissions if you have them.

The sections of the post are as follows:

The Blogaround

Any denizen of the Slacktiverse who has posted an article to their own website since they last submitted to a weekend post is invited, enticed, and cajoled to send a short summary of that article along with its permalink to the group email. That summary and link will be included in the next weekend blogaround. This will help to keep members of our community aware of the many excellent websites hosted by other members.

Remember, this is since you last submitted to a weekend post, not since the last weekend post. For example, if the last time you submitted was a month ago, everything you wrote since then is fair game.

In Case You Missed This

Readers of The Slacktiverse can send short summaries of, and permalinks to, articles that they feel might be of interest to other readers.  These should be sent, as you might expect, to the group email.

Things You Can Do

Anyone who knows of a worthy cause or important petition should send a short description of the petition/cause along with its url to the group email.

Deadlines
Again, none for articles and open thread suggestions, 20:00 (8 PM) US Eastern Time Saturday for the Weekend post.  Also, if there’s a deconstruction you feel should be in the roundup, you can suggest that at any time.
In case the links don’t work: the group email is SlacktiverseAuthors (at) gmail (dot) com.
It is perfectly acceptable to use this as an open thread, should you so desire.
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2 thoughts on “Board Business, December 12th, 2013

  1. froborr December 12, 2013 at 10:53 am

    I found out yesterday that my job no longer exists Jan 1. They’re supposedly looking at openings elsewhere in the company for me, but… Yeah.

    Trying to keep a brave face up in meatspace, mostly just not tellin anyone, but… It’s actually pretty worrying. Not so much the financial side, I’m fairly confident that if I can maintain my mental health I can find a new job before my savings run out, but that’s the challenge. I know from experience that unemployment is REALLY bad for me, depression-wise. I’m still not fully recovered from the government furlough, and that was two weeks two months ago. Given that my depression hasn’t been doing great lately anyway, I’m worried.

  2. Lonespark December 13, 2013 at 5:10 am

    Wow, that sucks. I wish you the best and please do keep checking in. We care about you, buddy.

    I have had a similar experience with unemployment. I can be too depressed for job hunting, even though I would be able to work if I had a regular schedule of responsibilities. I am thinking maybe if I find myself in this that position again, it would be very much worth it to work closely with a temp agency and/or job coach. Someone who would give me things to do. There’s also a career assistance center, but it’s pretty far from my house and the free services are first come, first serve, so using it requires too much motivation most days.

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