"It would seem that while I was living it up at Lollapalooza he was attending sleep away camp for the first time."
Wednesday, December 29, 2010
Tuesday, December 28, 2010
Saturday, December 18, 2010
Roda Osman works at an airport shop and is still taking the train -- but at a cost. The train now doesn't start until 6 a.m. on weekends, but Osman has to open her store at 5:30 a.m.
She can’t give up the $10 per hour she makes at her job. So on weekends, the single mother does the only thing she can: She takes the train to the airport the night before, she said, and sleeps in a chair in the lobby.
“What are you going to do,” Osman said. “I have to be here in the morning.”
Thursday, December 16, 2010
There has been virtually no progress from a year ago, when the jobless rate stood at 10.2 percent in November 2009. This November was the 38th consecutive month that Georgia’s jobless rate has exceeded the national rate, which is 9.8 percent.
for more on this story, visit - Georgia’s unemployment rate jumps to 10.1 percent
Sunday, December 12, 2010
It's not that I don't have things to say or stories to share. Rather, I have a tons of things at the ready to post about.
Problem is, I can't seem to get motivated to actually write things up.
I am hoping that as I get used to working again (and commuting in a vehicle where I can't flush out my posts like I did on the train) I'll find a way to get back into the groove.
Until then, I ask you for your patience.
Top 10 States People Are Fleeing
New York, Illinois and Louisiana are expected to lose more residents than they gain this year.
Friday, December 3, 2010
Anyway, this is just another perk of my new locale - Manhattan is only four hours away! Solid.
A job based migration. Probably not as pronounced as the Industrial Revolution migration but I think as people face long term unemployment I predict a noticeable pattern shift in where people live. After all, one must go where the jobs are.
From the NYTimes:
The longer people stay out of work, the more trouble they have finding new work.
That is a fact of life that much of Europe, with its underclass of permanently idle workers, knows all too well. But it is a lesson that the United States seems to be just learning.
This country has some of the highest levels of long-term unemployment — or joblessness lasting more than six months — ever recorded. Meanwhile, job growth has been, and looks to remain, disappointingly slow, indicating that those out of work a while are likely to remain so for the foreseeable future. Even if the government report on Friday shows the expected improvement in hiring by business, it will not be enough to make a real dent in those totals.
So the legions of long-term unemployed will probably be idle for significantly longer than their counterparts in past recessions, reducing their chances of eventually finding a job even when the economy becomes more robust.
“I am so worried somebody will look at me and say, ‘Oh, he’s probably lost his edge,’ ” said Tim Smyth, 51, a New York television producer who has been unable to find work since 2008, despite having two decades of experience at places like Nickelodeon and the Food Network. “I mean, I know it’s not true, but I’m afraid I might say the same thing if I were interviewing someone I didn’t know very well who’s been out of work this long.”
Mr. Smyth’s anxieties are not unfounded. New data from the Labor Department, provided to The New York Times, shows that people out of work fewer than five weeks are more than three times as likely to find a job in the coming month than people who have been out of work for over a year, with a re-employment rate of 30.7 percent versus 8.7 percent, respectively.
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Thursday, December 2, 2010
Wednesday, December 1, 2010
So, my plan to get to Baltimore with one solid day of driving has gone astray.
Given the horrible weather that was in Atlanta all day yesterday and most of last night I've modified my plan and will only be going to Charlotte today. Thank goodness for Mountaineer hospitality!
Will be good to see my friends there....and given the last minute staging stuff I need to do for my condo, this probably is a better plan anyway.
Will post again when I get to Charm City.