Artists! Companies that offer Benefits to Part-Time Employees

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For a short period my husband and I-before I found full-time employment-were without health benefits, it was a scary time in our lives. We cut down on risky physical exercise, he didn’t rollerblade, I didn’t bike. We took a lot of vitamins and I drank green tea. For those creative professionals seeking affordable health benefits, there are companies that do offer health benefits to part-timers. In fact, When I stood in line at the Starbucks on my lunch hour, I wondered if the guy waiting on me is a musician, artist, or actor. I always wonder that about employees at Starbucks, or Barnes and Noble and Trader Joes as part-time jobs that offer benefits often attract creative professionals who need the benefits but can’t work full-time due to their profession. Found out guy at Starbucks is an actor! So his gig at the Starbucks is a good thing in between his runs into the city for cattle calls around his work hours. Most of these companies have an area on their website where they post jobs seeking employees with a brief job description and you can apply online for any posted job. Whole Foods and Trader Joes actually hire in-house artists to create their signage and flyers. NPR did a fascinating story on this fine artist who works at Whole Foods in Philadelphia: Artistic Expression in the Produce Aisle

The below link is an article I found listing companies that offer benefits to part-time employees:

http://jobs.aol.com/articles/2010/11/09/top-10-part-time-jobs-with-benefits/

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About suzanneurban

ABOUT MOI: I was born in San Francisco, California to highly intelligent parents, and my sister is pretty darn smart too. It's unclear if I inherited the smart genes. I graduated with a B.A. in Art from Marymount College Over a couple of decades, I illustrated and designed for newspapers, greeting card companies, in corporate graphic departments and publishing empires. I reside with my antique dealer husband and two house rabbits in a the third oldest home in Connecticut–(honest!-no ghosts-bummer). My husband will be joining ETSY with his own shop called: "VintageUrban" soon. ARTIST STATEMENT: I seek to amuse. When I come up with something more profound I'll put it in here. KUDOS: Over the years my work in various forms has been published in: NYTimes, DollWorld, Contemporary Doll Collector, Doll Castle News, SCBWI magazine, Color! magazine, Jane Green's Down to Earth Blog, Doll World, Scholastics, Westport Magazine, Mail Me Art, and more. In 2007 I was invited to do something for the State Capitol's Holiday Tree by Governor Rell. I chose to needle felt a bear ornament rather than hang from the tree myself. I named him "Nutmeg" as Connecticut is the "Nutmeg" state. ASSOCIATIONS: I'm the founder of ODACT-www.odact.org or Original Doll Artisans of Connecticut-we're on Facebook. I'm also a member of SCBWI-Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators. Licensing- my designs are finding favor with licensing clients my work will soon be seen on needlepoint canvases and gourmet ice cream labels. That's about it. Amusingly yours, Suzanne Search Engine Submission - AddMe
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2 Responses to Artists! Companies that offer Benefits to Part-Time Employees

  1. Holly says:

    Such interesting material here Suzanne! I was recently let go as the company I worked for for 33 years made the sad decision to close. I went through two jobs that just weren’t a good fit for me, and both of those places offered health insurance with a six month waiting period. I can relate your time of not doing anything risky! I finally opted to buy my own insurance, but it was such a very steep price and one I couldn’t have done for too much longer. thankfully, I did find a job that is the perfect fit just as my three months of my own insurance ran out!

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