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  •  Cold comfort, I know, but this story is... (2+ / 0-)
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    BoiseBlue, navajo

    ...repeated in news reports and among people I know and in emails I get every time I post some jobs news. So, you definitely aren't alone. Not that saying so is soothing or pays the rent.

    The surest way to predict the future is to invent it. — Stephen Post. [Me at Twitter.]

    by Meteor Blades on Thu Jan 12, 2012 at 06:46:53 AM PST

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    •  Well, I'm fortunate that my ex-employer (0+ / 0-)

      didn't just throw me out the door; I got a generous severance package, then another large bonus on my last day.

      So I ended up in a much better position than most people, and that keeps me from falling into too much self-pity. But still, it sucks.

      I'm personally much more concerned about the other people in my situation who have kids to feed. I'm still a teenager at heart so I'm just pretending I'm on vacation.

      P.S. I am not a crackpot.

      by BoiseBlue on Thu Jan 12, 2012 at 06:53:20 AM PST

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