Sunday, August 8, 2010


I saw this map about six months or so ago.  This is an updated version.  Now that I have taken steps to become self-employed (although I have promised my husband not to give up on a job with benefits at some point) I can look at it without feeling such total personal despair. 

The great news for our family is that our recent college grad, Maggie, was offered a full time job with benefits - one that she is very excited about and wanted very much.  So Hurrah!

The economic news is telling us that it is going to be a long time, if ever, before the job market really rebounds.  So much industry has left the country or become mechanised.  Tax cuts have proven not to create jobs - at least not in the US.

In a way I feel really sorry for those people who are still employed and doing the work of  2 or more people with less to show for it.  Difficult times in and out of the work force.  I hope my sister and I can beat the odds of small businesses - survive and thrive!


smalltownmom said...

Congratulations to your daughter! And good luck to you and your sister.

Lori R. said...

So does this mean the job fell through? Your second option (self-employment) sounds like loads of fun... Congrats to your daughter! These days, with kids having huge education debt and then no job getting out of college has to be very scary for some! My kids were very blessed with finding employment in their fields of study! They had to work hard for what they have and we taught them, these days there is no job security so you have to be sure to give 110% to prove you are worthy.
Thanks for the visit today ♥

Susan said...

I didn't get the call back for the second interview - so yes, no new corporate job for me...

yogurt said...

and I used to think of purple as such a friendly, happy color.

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

Congrats to your daughter--she's one of the lucky ones.

And kudos to you for making your own luck.