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September 10, 2001

Monday September 10, 2001 I was in the jury duty waiting room. I was soon to be selected as a juror on a Federal case. Before being called up for questioning, I spent my time rough sketching people sitting in front of me – observing posture. The next day the world would change. But on this day, no one knew.

 

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The Road To My Dream Job: My Unemployment Experience In A Global Pandemic

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In retirement, some of the economic realities of the pandemic are not as much ‘in our face’ as it is for those who are (or were) in the workforce depending on jobs for their livelihood. My daughter’s blog today is about her search for employment while the whole world is in lockdown.

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I think we can all agree that job hunting is a challenging task as it is. But job hunting during a global pandemic has to be the challenge of a lifetime. I can say this with absolute conviction because I’m doing it. I am currently unemployed and seeking employment. And to make matters worse? I’m a speck in a sea of hopefuls doing the same.

As COVID-19 wreaks havoc in all corners of the globe, we have reached an unprecedented unemployment rate in our country. According to Market Watch, Coronavirus could push the American unemployment rate to 15% or higher stating that it’s inching dangerously close to the numbers during the Great Depression in the 1930s.

The good news is that we are literally all in this together. The bad news is that we are literally all in this together ~ which makes the job seeker market over-saturated with…

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