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:: Saturday, December 06, 2008 ::

The Downward Sprial Continues


Is the bad news ever going to end? Unemployment at 6.7 percent. Many thousands are underemployed or simply gave up looking. Beyond the numbers I'm starting to see the effects at work--30 and 40 year olds are applying for part-time jobs at coffeeshops, and every last one has a look of desperation on their face. A friend in the sciences has been job searching for months with no avail. The only jobs she can find are below her degree level and she's so overqualified they don't take her seriously.

This stinks.

And here I am, willingly giving up my steady job to jump ship and head to Japan. Luckily I have a wide and deep safety net, but it's still unsettling to jump so far when the footing is so unsteady.

But if I don't do these things in my 20s when will I ever get the chance to do them?

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