Holiday Gift Suggestions for the Unhappily Employed

Are you living with someone who hates his or her job, but they’re afraid to quit because of the economy? There’s an old saying, “People don’t quit their jobs, they quit their supervisors.” While there’s little chance you can change the situation, you can help your partner cope a little better. Here’s my short list of holiday gift ideas:

1. Books / $25 or less. Here are my 3 favorites for the job hater, just don’t give them to your co-workers or boss this Christmas:

“Working with You Is Killing Me” — Freeing Yourself from Emotional Traps at Work by Katherine Crowley and Kathi Elster

“Bad Bosses, Crazy Coworkers, and Other Office Idiots” — 201 Smart Ways to Handle the Toughest People by Vicky Oliver.

“Tangling with Tyrants┬«: Taming the Tyrant. A Toolkit for Reclaiming your Power at Work” — by Tony Deblauwe.

2. A one hour massage / $75 — Help your mate chill and de-stress from it all

3. A bottle of wine / $10-30 — Nothing takes the edge off like a glass of wine.

4. A professional resume / $250-$750 — Writing a resume is a drag and induces a lot of stress on its own. Help your spouse get out of a bad job by jump starting her job search with a new and improved resume.

Disclosure: I guess the government wants me to disclose if I got paid for including recommendations in my blog today. I did not. Although, I am a certified professional resume writer.

Happy Holidays. Don’t let your job search take a vacation!

–Susan Geary / 1st Rate Resumes

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One reply on “Holiday Gift Suggestions for the Unhappily Employed”

I think your list is outstanding, but your wine suggestions run a bit on the expensive side. Drop that price to $5 for a bottle and then you're talking about a gift worth its weight!

BTW …I think I'll carefully abscond, without so much as a brief whisper, your "gifting" idea as fodder for a post!


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