I started an nonprofit for Hurting and Abused Women. I'm in need of a facility and Vice- President. My vision is to give domestic violence survivors a safe place to start over in life. We'll provide counseling, mentoring, employment preparation skills, shelter, meals, clothing, childcare in a secure living and educational environment for our survivors and their children. We want our clients to know that they're valuable to themselves, family and society. Proverbs 31:10 states: "For her price is far above rubies"!
I am a domestic violence survivor. I was in an abusive marriage for 6 years, from 1986 until 1991. I would get attacked during my pregnancies of 2 children. They've witnessed the attacks at the ages of 1 & 3. It wasn't until around 2017, that I knew my children witnessed the attacks. I decided to tell my story to help other women who are going through the same situation that I did. I wrote an book, BREAKING FREE "Released from Bondage"! It was when I was discussing with my children about writing the book that my daughter, the oldest of the two children, informed me that she remembers some of the attacks. Wow! I wanted to see how they felt about me writing about my experience with their father. My daughter understood and she supported me, but my son was hurt because he didn't know that his father abused me.
My 7 siblings didn't know that I was being abused. Some found out in 1991 when I decided to leave and get a divorce. I stayed with one sister for a while, then I would stay with another sister for a while. After our first meeting with the judge he granted me to stay in the house and had my ex-husband to leave. I was granted child support for the children. And when we had the final hearing I was to continue living in the house. He didn't make enough income for me to get spousal support. I was able to work and would work 2 jobs to support me and my children.
It was my faith, family, friends, counseling and support group that got me through that difficult time. And I strongly believe that what it's going to take to help our clients.
If you can be of assistance or have anything to add please feel free to do so. For questions or concerns email me at [email protected].
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Sunday Scaries "wine session" - After being in the the same career for over 18 years, including one position for 8 years with 2 promotions, in 2017 I left that field and have been trying to figure out what I have wanted ever since.
I have tried a career coach, volunteering, upskilling, networking . . . and am currently in therapy . . . nothing is sticking. I have switched roles 6 times in 6 years. I have also done freelancing and tried starting my own business. And the job I have now is sucking the life out of me. I have only been there for 9 months.
Not one to whine . . . and yet here I am.
I can see the appeal of a mindless job that just pays the bills and I never have to think about a "career" again . . . am I giving up??
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I live in rural West Virginia, master's level counselor/therapist with lots of experience and great references, but no license.
I'm 76 years old: too old to go back to school for 2 years and then do the 3000 hours of supervision. I work remotely for a toxic company; along with others haven't been paid in over 2 months. I love helping my clients but the $$$ issue is eating away at my peace of mind. I've interviewed several places, but lack of licensure is a hurdle. Ideas on how to get out of this trap really appreciated.
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For those who identify as female, what “traditions” exist today within the world of work that need to be removed or updated?
For background, I'm a cisgender white male looking to find ways to become a stronger ally through action and priviledge.
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Any advice on how to generate writing samples for a content writer position if you are transitioning from another career path?
(I am a transitioning English teacher, so I have plenty of writing experience, but nothing that would be suitable for a writing sample.)
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Why is that we are not allowed to bring up salary until after offer acceptance, but yet companies can ask what the range is that we are looking for right in the application?
How is that legal? If it's not a numerically required field, what is the best verbiage for how to get around it?
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I have a bossy coworker (male) who has usurped by (female) boss's authority previously, and attempted to do it again today.
He has derailed work meetings by questioning me, and my boss doesn't interfere or interrupt at all. She didn't question his previous action, which basically took a job duty away from me and appropriated it for himself. I asked her about it, and whether it was permanent. She indicated (vaguely) that it wasn't, but she didn't seem too worried about it. It was his area of expertise, so I let it go. If he wants to reduce my workload, I'll just spend that time posting to FGB!
He sent an email today, cc'ing her, and gave me some orders outside of his wheelhouse. I spent at least an hour writing a draft that detailed my level of knowledge and how I didn't need to do what he insisted on, then decided to simply say I'll do whatever our boss says in a reply-all response.
The other email would have been sent to my boss's boss and someone else in the organization who supervises my stakeholders, and the supervisor of my stakeholders.... and I wanted to cc' others as well.
But I felt that would have been a jerk move response to a jerk move.
I'm proud of myself for standing up for myself and keeping it brief, but now I know I really need to discuss it with my boss, and she doesn't have time for this nonsense.
What would your next step be, hive mind?