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Welcome Amanda and James!

Welcome back to volunteer Amanda Teske, who is returning for her second summer with Daily Work! Also, meet James Sullivan…our newest Daily Work volunteer. James will be assisting with data entry and evaluating Daily Work’s program. To learn more about Amanda or James, check out their bios on our website!  http://daily-work.org/about/interns-volunteers/ If you’re interested in volunteering with Daily Work, call Julie at 651-204-3043 to discuss your skills and interests.  

The Snail

The Snail A snail pauses on a porch to look out and ponder all he sees. He is soon joined by a man who steps out onto the porch to do the same. Looking down and seeing the snail the man nudges it off the porch with his boot. Three months later the man once again steps out onto his porch. Looking down he again sees the snail that looks up and asks, “What was that all about?” The man perceived the snail as inconsequential to his life and as not belonging. I sometimes feel that many people perceive immigrants …
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Our Separate Realities

Our Separate Realities The light turns red. On the driver’s side of my car there is a man holding a sign; he is outside in the cold. The sign says “homeless, anything helps, God bless.” I feel uncomfortable; I want to lock my doors. Not because I think this man will hurt me in anyway, but rather because I want to separate myself from his reality; to not have ours mesh. “If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?” If I separate myself from this man; then maybe …
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Daily Work – Helping job seekers get better options

Daily Work – Helping job seekers get better options My name is Lovetter Zizi and I am a case management intern at Daily Work. My family and I left our country, Liberia, in 1990 because of the ongoing civil war. We settled in the refugee camp in Ghana. I remember we came to the United States on October 2, 2000. The first week into the U.S. we had to get our medical assessment and vaccinations. Three months after being in the United States we got our green cards and reality began to kick in. My uncle was finding it difficult …
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Thank you for a wonderful lunch!

“Daily Work was put in my path for a reason…and I want to thank all of you for making this resource possible for me and others like me.” — Ingrid, Daily Work Job Seeker. Dressed in maroon and gold, Ingrid nervously…and then proudly, shared her inspiring path to a full-time job with the University of Minnesota. Prior to beginning a full-time job with the “U” in January, Ingrid had spent more than 5 years struggling in temporary and part-time positions, hoping that “this was the one” that would give her the security provided by a steady income and health benefits. …
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April 2016 Newsletter

April 2016 1 in 4 Minnesotans Can’t Afford a Basic Standard of Living…   We think that’s one too many.  On May 11 you can help more people like Ingrid get a better job and make ends meet. Ingrid recently got a full-time, permanent job with great benefits and room to advance, something she hasn’t had since 2011. Ingrid will share her journey to find a permanent position at our luncheon on May 11 (see more about Ingrid below).   Ingrid’s story is just one of several inspiring stories you will hear about at Daily Work’s 4th annual Steps to …
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Beating the Interview Jitters

Beating the Interview Jitters Most of us experience fear or anxiety when going to a job interview. Think about your most recent interview: did it go well or could it have gone better? Imagine walking into that same interview and having to speak a language that isn’t your first. Imagine not being able to read or calculate something because you do not understand what’s written. Imagine not knowing what to say or how interviews are conducted because in your country you obtain a job through a friend or family member and then you just show up and begin working.  When …
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When Nervousness Goes Beyond Normal

When Nervousness Goes Beyond Normal My whole life I have been someone who worried about everything, but then when I was in high school, I was always so anxious that I couldn’t sleep, eat or concentrate on anything except for my nerves. I brought this up to my doctor and was diagnosed with Generalized Anxiety Disorder. Initially, I did not know that anxiety disorders were a real thing and that I wasn’t the only one who suffered from severe anxiety. But according to the National Institute for Mental Health (NAMI), anxiety affects around 20% of the population at any given …
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