Thursday, March 8, 2012

How to Find a Job and Keep It!

As a job-seeker, one must put themselves into a unique selling postion. Pitching your work skills and  educational background is key in this cut-throat market. Having a solid resume with  3 to 10 year job history and communicating your stong points should be thought out carefully before sending it to job prospects.  Spelling, punctuation, and styling layout should be proofread  by a family member or someone you know that has half a brain. A good resume will be straight forward, clearly persented on a clean sheet of paper and  should include a list of folks that will give you a desirable recommendation. Teachers, college professors and former employers will gladly write a letter if you ask them to.

Here are five tips for landing a successful job this year.

1.  Ask friends and relatives if they know of any job openings.

2. Local newspapers such as The Reader and Job Finder.

3. State Employment services are free of charge. However, register in person before 9:30 am (that's when the lines are forming and people keep piling inside the facility.)

4. Craigslist. There are 1000's of jobs listed. Get a phone number and set-up an interview.

5. The Yellow Pages. Look under headings associated with your profession or job intrest.  Restaurants, hotels and hundreds of other businesses are listed and are always hiring.

Skills and hobbies could turn into some extra income without a four year college degree.  Working on fast powerful engines could earn you up to $900.00 a week if you have the right training. 
China is now in it's economic crisis and the jobs are coming back to the United States. If you knock on enough doors, one will open and make you gainfully employed once again.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Dangerous Roads Ahead

Slow down. The life you save may be your own!

There are many dangerous challenges a professional driver must adapt during a 10 hour shift of slick, icy roads or poor visibility. In fact, the Department of Transportion estimates that 500,000 truck accidents each year and that one person is killed or injured every 16 minutes in The United States.

The good news is that commercial drivers are only involved in 2.4% of all traffic accidents and more then 75% of all collisions are caused by passenger vehicles.  Furthermore, studies showed that 16% of all truck drivers made no provisions for safe driving and were at fault.  Federal safety rules require a driver to slow down and use extreme caution under harsh weather conditions.

Winter driving should be approached strategically. Be sure to increase your following distance on slippery roads and look for black ice.  When the air is warmer then the pavement, it causes moisture to quickly form. The fuel vapors leave oily patches that freeze and you will notice dark or dull appearances to the pavement.  Bridges, tunnels and overpasses are at high risk for black ice and make sure your tires are in good condition and provide substantial traction. You do not want to be caught off guard in this dangerous situation and avoid any sudden breaking or acceleration on slick and icy roads. This action may cause you to loose control of your vehicle by jackknifing or skidding off the road into a ditch.

Road construction is another hazard that you must face.  Always be alert and prepared stop.
There is no need to race though a work zone at 70 mph and kill someone.  Apply some common sense while driving and scan ahead for pedestrians and road repair equipment. If you are traveling under 35 mph along an interstate, use you four-way emergency flashers.  This will warn other drivers that trouble is just ahead and for them to slow down.

In order to be a professional, you must think like one at all times. Share the road and do not drive like an ass-hole. The cops will give you a ticket and sooner or later you sorry ass will be taking the bus to work.
Until then, have fun and drive safe.

Monday, January 9, 2012


 Seeking & Destroying Chicago

The underground world of Heavy Metal has changed our sub-culture environment, and our way of life as we know it. MISSTALLICA has now jointed the ranks of this elite force of "Thrash-Masters" as an all-female tribute band from the mean streets of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  "We meet doing music lessons for inner city kids," explained frontperson, Gina Gleason. Other members include Leann Martz (lead guitarist), Kaleen Reading, (drummer ) and Teddi Tamoff (bassist).  In 2008, MISSTALLICA took the stage by covering the first four albums by the original METALLICA.  Kill Em' All,  Ride The Lightning, Master of Puppets and Justice For All are well rehearsed and played to perfection.

MISSTALLICA offers fiendish dual guitar riffs, a solid double bass drummer and a powerful vocalist with a wicked range of energy.  During their sold out performance in Chicago, MISSTALLICA ruled the midnight air that evening and had the crowed begging for more. "Blackened was the hardest song  for all of us to learn play," said Martz. Leann also mentioned that she had been slamming chords for as long as she can remember and loves Heavy Metal music.  Opening that night was Heaven & Hell, and I'll honestly say  that any other tribute bands would have been twisted and smashed like an Old Style beer can and tossed in the trash in this  feeding frenzy of freaks and Misfits.

MISSTALLICA has managed to book tour dates across the country and, what the hell, who has $100  to see the real Metallica anyway?  Shit, there's a Goddamn recession and folks do not have that kind of happy money these days.  So, with that in mind, I strongly recommend that you support MISSTALLICA and boycott METALLICA. Remember, Nothing Else Matters but selling out just to buy a 14k gold toilet and  feed shit to their fans.  Until then, stay METAL!!!