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Memories of Toys R Us – Episode 036

In this episode, I read a piece of writing that I wrote on May 4, 2018. The inspiration for this piece came from something in the news. Toys R Us had filed for bankruptcy, and it looked like it wouldn’t be around much longer.  This caused me to feel nostalgia for Toys R Us.

I read “Memories of Toys R Us” in episode 036 of Words of Jen.

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Barnes & Noble Fired Their Workers – Episode 035

In this episode, I read a piece of writing that I wrote on April 6, 2018. The piece was inspired by something that was in the news a few months ago.  Barnes & Noble had suddenly fired many of their employees.  There was a time when I worked for Barnes & Noble, and I had things to say about this news.

I read “Barnes & Noble Fired its Workers” in episode 035 of Words of Jen.

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Barnes & Noble Fired Their Workers

I wrote this piece on April 6, 2018, in response to something that was in the news a few months before.  I read “Barnes & Noble Fired Their Workers” on episode 35 of Words of Jen.

In February of 2018, Barnes & Noble fired a lot of their long-term employees with no warning. People who had been loyal workers for years and years were suddenly out of a job (and in some cases, without a severance package). Some were told they could apply for their job again – but would receive the starting rate of pay.

As a person who worked for Barnes & Noble for a total of five, frantic, frustrating holiday seasons, I have a lot to say about this situation. To be clear, I was not among the people who were fired. I quit Barnes & Noble long before this happened.

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I Tried Bubblews – and Quit

Years ago, I put time and effort into creating blog posts on a website called Bubblews (which no longer exists.)  It was one of those sites that pays writers by the page click.  At first, Bubblews seemed to have potential. That didn’t last, and I eventually quit.  I wrote about Bubblews on November 19, 2014.

I read “I Tried Bubblews – and Quit” in episode 34 of my Words of Jen podcast.

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I Tried Bubblews – And Quit – Episode 034

In this episode, I read a piece of writing that I wrote on November 19, 2014 (and then added an update to later on).  The piece was written about a website called Bubblews that closed down forever. I wasn’t surprised when it closed because it had a lot of problems.

I read “I Tried Bubblews – And Quit” in episode 34 of Words of Jen.

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Why Helium Failed – Episode 033

In this episode, I read a piece of writing that I wrote on December 14, 2014, about what it was like to write for a content farm. The piece was written a few days before a website called Helium closed down forever.

I read “Why Helium Failed” in episode 33 of Words of Jen.

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Why Helium Failed

Helium was the first “pay by the page click” website that I contributed to.  I probably made my first post there in 2005.  To the best if my knowledge, it was one of the very first “pay by the page click” websites.

Later, after a series of unfortunate changes, Helium ended up closing (on December 14, 2014).  I wrote this piece on December 12, 2014, a few days before Helium shut down.

I read “Why Helium Failed” on episode 33 of my Words of Jen podcast.

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Smokey Sky – Episode 032

In this episode, I read a piece of writing that I wrote on December 12, 2017, about things that happened a few days before.  California was on fire (again) and things got surreal.

I read “Smokey Sky” in episode 32 of Words of Jen.

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