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…