The job I lost
I am an architect with my own business. Right now that means I'm unemployed, along with so many of my fellow professionals. The gross income per year for my business has predicted and followed the course of the great recession. I think we are in a depression not a recession. There are no opportunities for people in this country right now.
Corporations have bought the government and they exist to make money for their shareholders, not to make this country a great country, full of opportunity. There are so few doing so well and so many struggling. I don't know what will happen in this country.
What it's like being unemployed
I've tried to be creative and find other career paths. I taught at UCDavis for a year but they have hired a big deal guy from NYC to replace me. I was just a lecturer, he will be an associate professor. Now I'm out of work again. We are trying to sell our house and move into a less expensive house but our house is not selling. I've been painting again and have sold a few paintings but it's tough.
I feel like a failure. I have a Master's degree. I went to school for a long time and I'll probably end up back in food service since there are no jobs in my field. I'm really surprised that my life turned out this way. The rich do not understand and more importantly, they do not care about this country and the greater good. They are greedy and selfish.
- Corporations are not people and the Supreme Court has to reverse that ruling.
- This country is being run by greedy, selfish people who only care about money and they are being enabled by the government.
- My 11th grade history teacher was right. People ARE just sheep.
- This country is finished unless the corporations get a soul and realize that they have a stake in the overall success of the people of the USA.
- That Scottish guy was right. The limit of a democracy is 200 years.