It’s that time of year again, graduations. I’ve been to a few. More on the way. Because I’m the way I am, I can’t but help look at all the newly minted graduates and wonder how many have jobs.
I’m proud to report my 28 year old daughter went back to college, got her degree and has a full time job in her field. She might be an exception. It’s looking bleak out there for a lot of people.
An old college buddy caught up with me recently. He has 3 college degrees. After 6 months unemployment all he could find was part time work as a construction flagman. One of my friends went back to college and got his science teacher degree. It’s been a year and he’s still only working as a teacher’s aid, with no benefits. My engineer friend has been out of work for over a year. Some people who couldn’t find work went back to college. One guy I know says he seems even more unemployable and now has big student debt to pay off too. Currently, his only income is from paying his guitar and singing in bars.
There are some of my friends still working full time -more than full time. They are working 2 and 3 jobs trying to make ends meet.
How much worse does it need to get before Americans protest in the streets like the rest of the world?
Interesting times, my friends, interesting times.
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