This is a story that could have been filed under “old news,” but it’s still worth examining the mental toll that people go through by being classified as “long-term unemployed.”
CNN.com did just that last week in a fascinating series of reports. I’ll file this under the “it’s not just about me” category.
First, go to the following link to see the story of Michael Dixon of Seattle, an unemployed software test engineer who’s been out of a paying job for about a month longer than me.
More of the story is told in simple numbers. No opinions, just facts to consider …
Finally, there are videos and first-hand stories that tell where our economic situation is at …
As for me, another week of “coping” has begun. Thanks to relatives, friends, neighbors, and faith … we’re holding on to hope.
- Overheard on CNN.com: Job offers, letters of support pour in for unemployed father (news.blogs.cnn.com)
- Web tips for the unemployed (mplicjob.wordpress.com)
- Only 1 in 10 long-term unemployed find work (money.cnn.com)
- US Jobless Toll – A Failure of Capitalism (sott.net)
- If You’re Unemployed, Just Die Already (blogs.lawyers.com)