The jobless saga continues

I hate to sound like a one-topic writer but it has been difficult lately to move off of the unraveling economy… especially since it has impacted me in a big way already.  I also hate diverging from my usual attempts at objectivity but maybe I just need to vent a little.

I read another job loss story on CNN that got me a bit cranky this morning.  For the most part it was an all-too common tale: hard-working professionals like myself faced with big adjustments and personal loss.

But what got my ire up was the advice doled out by a clinical psychologist quoted in the article:

“Bad times pass, and it’s sometimes hard to see that when you’re in the throes of a terrible place,” she said. “I think we do need to hold onto a spirit of optimism and a sense of confidence.”

“I think we’re getting mired in the gloom and doom, and we need to hold on to the fact that lots of people are working.”

Does that snippy bit of cavalier fluff help anyone?  Sorry, Dr. Dorlen, your desk-side manner stinks.

I want to write on more upbeat themes but I am not going to insult the few readers I have with trite, insensitive remarks such as “bad times pass” and “lots of people are working”.  So by all means propose some topics.  Send me something you would like covered– I’ll research, synthesize, analyze and write it up.  Then we’ll discuss the heck out of it.  If nothing else I can use the practice while continuing a discouraging job search…


16 responses to “The jobless saga continues

  1. It took me 9 months to find a job after I got laid off. On the one hand, it is a very stressful time, but on the other hand, it was quite nice to be able to do what I wanted, when I wanted to do it…

    Oh, and come back to ITt, Texrat! 🙂

  2. 9 months was my last stretch too… but I don’t recall anything nice about it. I’ll spare readers the personal drama, but it was a nightmare.

    And I’m having to reflect on what future I have at ITt, if any.

  3. Have you ever considered acquiring a sugar-mommy? :-p

    Good luck!

  4. I would love a sugar mama.

    Advice on how to convince the wife is welcome!

  5. > Advice on how to convince the wife is welcome!

    The bank statement of the sugar-mommy with lots of zeros after the first non-zero digit.

  6. > And I’m having to reflect on what future I have at ITt, if any.

    You’re always welcome, should you choose to come back!

  7. So… I’m guessing I should write something next on sugar mamas (and daddies)? ; )

  8. > So… I’m guessing I should write something next on sugar mamas (and daddies)? ; )

    Definitely! Make your case!!!

    I can tell you, as a sugar-daddy myself, I have had consistent success at sugar-daddying women in their early-20’s. 😉

  9. Rant away – it’s your blog – and you can do what you want to. I see why the smug “chin up” statement was annoying. I am all for staying positive, but not for proselytizers (clinical psychologists?) in well paying positions that cannot inspire it. Folks like that should just shut the “f” up. 🙂

    BTW: Thanks for the comment earlier- I just started my blog of unemployment disenchantment. I am encouraged to find I am SO NOT ALONE in the process.

  10. Thanks likewise, Queen. I got a kick out of your blog and added it to my roll. Sometimes I get a little stale and my 3 or 4 readers need some spice. ; )

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  12. Added you too! I am checking out your Nokia post. Very interesting! It amazes me how much talent is out here and yet these TWADS keep sending our jobs oversees (or eliminating them).

  13. LOL… well, Nokia IS overseas so I was fortunate to even have the role to begin with. It was a lot of fun (and work) while it lasted and the real bummer is I doubt I’ll ever have such an opportunity again…

  14. allnameswereout

    ‘Lex Nokia’… Nokia wanted to leave Finland. Dang, they didn’t… 😉

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