Skip to main content

(This is the second posting of what I hope will be a weekly Work Bank, created to help Kossacks help Kossacks, and get help when they need it. To see the original diary, as well as some people who need help and who need work, go HERE. Also, I created a Daily Kos Work Bank group for people to find people. If you want to join, just let me know in the comments.)

Not "Job Bank," but "Work Bank."

Did you read If I don't get a Job this week, I'm homeless in June, by Jim P? I did. It was just the latest in a series of diaries from people suffering through today's economy.

It is happening to a lot of people who come to Daily Kos. It is happening all over the country. It's happening to salespeople, computer programmers, graphic artists, computer engineers, and people with expertise in business, marketing, web design, accounting, finance, and much more.

But it's not happening to everybody. And some of us, some of those fortunate enough not to be hit with the economic tsunami, might be able to help with work, even if not a full-time (or even part-time) job.

What is the difference between work and a job? A job is regular. A job has a paycheck, benefits, a place you go every day, perhaps even people you like and a career you love. Work, though, work just pays some bills. It buys a meal or two, helps pay the rent. It's independent contracting, another way of saying "I've just got this one little thing I need done - I can't hire you full time." So ...

I've just got this one little thing I need done - I can't hire you full time.

Seriously. I do. And I bet a lot of other people here do, too. People with websites that need redesign or debugging, people with brick-and-mortar or on-line stores and not enough customers, writers in need of editors, and more, are all people who need people, even if just for a little while.

I propose a Daily Kos Work Bank. I'd truly love to see a Daily Kos Job Bank, but that's harder. Jobs require interviews, resumes, references. Work just requires qualifications and a willingness to get the task done.

I'll start. As some of you know, I run a wine magazine in my spare time, when I'm not practicing law or taking care of the family along with my wonderful wife. I also run an associated Ad Network of wine websites. We're working on a dedicated campaign for wine stores that hold free tastings. You can see the program HERE. We're looking for salespeople willing to cold call wine stores to pitch the ads. It's commission-based, $25/sale. If you're interested, email me.

Do you have work for people? Can you help a fellow Kossack buy a meal, pay the rent, turn on the phone? Post it in the comments. If we get a hot response, maybe we can convince the Big Orange Powers That Be to make it a regular post.

Originally posted to Palate Press: The online wine magazine on Wed May 15, 2013 at 06:53 AM PDT.

Also republished by Daily Kos Work Bank.

Your Email has been sent.
You must add at least one tag to this diary before publishing it.

Add keywords that describe this diary. Separate multiple keywords with commas.
Tagging tips - Search For Tags - Browse For Tags


More Tagging tips:

A tag is a way to search for this diary. If someone is searching for "Barack Obama," is this a diary they'd be trying to find?

Use a person's full name, without any title. Senator Obama may become President Obama, and Michelle Obama might run for office.

If your diary covers an election or elected official, use election tags, which are generally the state abbreviation followed by the office. CA-01 is the first district House seat. CA-Sen covers both senate races. NY-GOV covers the New York governor's race.

Tags do not compound: that is, "education reform" is a completely different tag from "education". A tag like "reform" alone is probably not meaningful.

Consider if one or more of these tags fits your diary: Civil Rights, Community, Congress, Culture, Economy, Education, Elections, Energy, Environment, Health Care, International, Labor, Law, Media, Meta, National Security, Science, Transportation, or White House. If your diary is specific to a state, consider adding the state (California, Texas, etc). Keep in mind, though, that there are many wonderful and important diaries that don't fit in any of these tags. Don't worry if yours doesn't.

You can add a private note to this diary when hotlisting it:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary from your hotlist?
Are you sure you want to remove your recommendation? You can only recommend a diary once, so you will not be able to re-recommend it afterwards.
Rescue this diary, and add a note:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary from Rescue?
Choose where to republish this diary. The diary will be added to the queue for that group. Publish it from the queue to make it appear.

You must be a member of a group to use this feature.

Add a quick update to your diary without changing the diary itself:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary?
(The diary will be removed from the site and returned to your drafts for further editing.)
(The diary will be removed.)
Are you sure you want to save these changes to the published diary?

Comment Preferences

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

Click here for the mobile view of the site