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Tag Archives: recession
Wooo Hoooo! Lets pack the bags for Cabo baby, the economy is finally back on the come up! I admit, when I first heard the economy was growing faster than Heidi Montag’s cup size, I was skeptical, but after reading the headlines, how can I not get excited for the good ole days to return?? Hell, even Ford Motors, who was a hop-skip away from being tossed in the pile with Pontiac and DeLorean, posted their first profit in 4 years! Anyone who would’ve been able to predict that would’ve surely been labeled an idealist. But a question that remains mysteriously unanswered: where the f*ck are the jobs?
I live in a world where the grass is always greener on the other side. For the 16 years I was in school (especially the 4 years where I was paying to go), the grass wasn’t nearly as green as the money that I’d be making the minute I graduated. Well, 6 months, 1 recession, and a pesky moral code later, my lawn is looking very brown compared to the fake grass back on campus. I came up with a few theories on how to fix this, the first two being clearly insufficient:
Graduate School: puts me back in academia, but must spend money
Teaching: puts me back in academia, but won’t make money
Cleary a dilemma of the yuppiest sort. Then I read an article in the Times that revealed how 23 college presidents made over $1 million in 2007-2008.
My destiny has been revealed
Perhaps one of the most complicated side effects of our anemic economy and changing times is the slow death of our once mammoth news media giants. The New York Times Company announced that they would be cutting their newsroom staff by 8%, leaving about 100 people out of jobs. After fighting rumors of bankruptcy earlier this year, this is pretty grim especially because the NYTimes has done considerably better than other major dailys in the nation. But with paper subscriptions declining exponentially, and journalists finding themselves out jobs everyday, newspapers are indeed in quite a dilemma.
…wait, did you say dilemma?