"What are you?" The job interview

Emailed in by a reader: Racism in America: Episode One WARNING: Contains colorful language. Okay, now I have to go wash the inside of my brain because I made the mistake of watching their videos that weren’t racism related. Oy. Also, I kinda wish I could just play this for people whenever someone asks me… Continue reading "What are you?" The job interview

education · employment · money · rabbi · writing

So, what do you do for a living?

Blogger/Vlogger/Freelance writer Jew in the City, aka Allison Josephs, posed an interesting inquestion on her Facebook fan page: “What should I call myself? I have this problem where people will ask if I work and I say yes, and then they ask what I do and I say, I don’t know what to call it.… Continue reading So, what do you do for a living?

employment · Jews/Jewish/Judaism/Orthodox Judaism · writing

What does your wife do?

When someone asked my husband recently, “What does your wife do?” My husband was at a loss for words to explain what it is I do on a day-to-day basis, some of which (my book, my essays, my blog, Facebook fan page, Tweets) my husband knows very little about. He prefers reading the perfectly polished… Continue reading What does your wife do?

education · employment · Hispanics/Latinos · immigration · Jews/Jewish/Judaism/Orthodox Judaism

Aliens Amongst Us

Me: My brother-in-law’s looking for a job. It’s really tough out there. White Jewish Friend: Oh, yeah. I might know some people who might be able to help. Me: That’s great!!! White Jewish Friend: (Long Pause) Does he have papers? Me: (Clueless) What? What kind of papers? White Jewish Friend: You know, is he legal?… Continue reading Aliens Amongst Us