Tuesday, May 3, 2011


Well, the long overdue death of OBL has yet to wreak miraculous turnarounds on the job market (not that I expected it to). My particular field just seems to keep being whittled smaller and smaller, with fewer opportunities apparently available at all levels. Don’t believe me?

Take a look here

And here

And here

And finally here, across the pond

So, one starts to consider alternate paths that might take greater or lesser departures from previous plans. One also considers their fallback option(s) to try and wait out the situation in order to just keep money coming into the coffers. There is nobody to be angry at for the world being like this. It is just too big and impersonal a set of commingling forces, and unfortunately for some folks it is happening at an especially bad time (or, time and time again) in their brief, mortal lives. One just has to keep trying, and eventually find some happy medium. It still stinks, though.

On the up side, there have been a lot of avian arrivals in the yard here in the last couple days. I’ve seen gold finches, a brown thrasher, a Baltimore oriole, and a hummingbird. There must be several mockingbirds in the area, too, because the number of bird calls sometimes seems way beyond the variety of birds visible. Nature could not care less about the plight of any economy, which is reassuring in its own way.

Also a positive is that I didn't have to fight at Gallipoli in World War I. Here's a belated ANZAC Day remembrance from a damn Yank, for what it's worth.

“Why is a crooked letter and can’t be made straight… never mind why, just get up, pus-head! Get up! The day’s young!”
~Cort, “The Gunslinger” by Stephen King


Desert Tortise said...

Not that it will help, I spent 4 years as an undergrad to have my field cut by J. Watt (Interior Secretary) and the advent of computer drafting/maping programs. It took me a while to find my way, but I think I'm closer.

Chin up.

Eric said...

Ive been told my whole life not to worry about it because it always works out. Now I know that can sound like BS at the time but its the truth. Anyway its important to take a bite out of life's shit sandwich every now and than. People who never savor the taste of that shit sandwich end up being nuts in the long run.

Master Po Grasshopper

Desert Tortise said...


Whole wheat bun?

Green chile and a tortilla?

Becky said...

I'm sharing your pain, E, with my work life looking much like yours these days. Way too long looking for jobs that just aren't really there.
I'm sure you'll find something to do that will bring in money, and that you enjoy doing.

EthanG said...

"You're not your job. You're not how much money you have in the bank. You're not the car you drive. You're not the contents of your wallet. You're not your @#$%ing khakis. You're the all-singing, all-dancing crap of the world."
~Tyler Durden, "Fight Club"

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