work: Unemployment, Just How Bad Is It? - 04/08/09 12:13 AM

Seems each day I read the paper or watch the news more and more people are losing jobs, and businesses closing. I decided I really wanted to see the cold hard numbers for myself, and get a clear picture of just what's gone on in the U.S. over the last year. 
I spent some time on the Department of Labors website pouring through the Bureau of Labor Statistics massive data base. Here is what I've learned, and it's not pretty. Keep in mind as you look at these numbers, a "mass layoff action" means at least 50 people were laid … (2 comments)

work: Expanding Your Horizons - 11/17/08 04:09 PM
Six months ago as the collapse of the economy appeared inevitable I decided to not just think out of the box, but to step out of it; I decided to work in Iraq. Having previously ventured to countries such as China and Italy, I had always entertained the idea of working overseas.
Unfortunately as Americans, we're really not given the skills as children to make this an easy task. Most of us just can't grasp the metric system, or speak any language other than English. While other countries, perhaps out of necessity, raise their kids with the aspiration of traveling abroad … (2 comments)

 
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