Good News about Jobs
Jobless Claims Drop Unexpectedly
Mortgage Applications Up
Anytime I read news reports like these I have to wonder. Who the hell is writing these headlines? Good news? What good news? There is no good news about jobs, housing or the economy right now. I can rattle of at least two dozen names of talented, highly skilled, hard-working people who have been out of work for over a year. I can also name people whose unemployment (which is a sad $400 a week max in NY State, btw) will be running out soon. Good News? Where?
I've been looking for a job ever since my company announced its closing last November. And I’m not talking just diddling around with sending out a few resumes here and there. I'm talking actively cold-calling, propositioning, dancing, soft-shoeing and doing the just-happy-to-get-some-work jig. It took me 7 months to get the one interview I went on two weeks ago. It didn’t pan out. That's fine, after being sifted from hundreds of other applicants it was "just nice to be nominated." Frankly, I needed the self-esteem boost. But please, media-people; ENOUGH with the slightly optimistic headlines. Who the hell are you trying to boost up? You have a job. Stop it. It's effing annoying.
Much more my speed is this article from Time magazine that touts the power of negative thinking: Yes, I Suck: Self Help Through Negative Thinking. Mmm...yeah. That feels better.
On that note, tough times calls for some smart-mama sharing and as much free shit as you can possibly get your hands on. So here you go: Last day to win a FREE Nintendo DS game.
Giveaway ends tonight. Jump in while it's still warm and bubbly.
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