Friday, January 8, 2010

Slice of Life: A Worse Job Than Yours

Be happy for your job is, chances are it's not worse than this.  Unless your profession can be showcased on the Dirty Jobs television show, these guys digging a ditch in the snow outside the John Hancock Center (875 North Michigan Avenue) have it worse than you.

Of course, none of this applies if you're one of the 10.3% (official) to 22% (unofficial) of people in Chicago who can't find a job.  Believe me, I know.  I spent September and October trying to find a job in Chicago.  I finally gave up after about the 30th time I was told I'm "overqualified."  What is that supposed to mean?  Because I have a college degree and a strong work ethic I'm not able to stack crates of granola at Trader Joe's or Whole Foods?


  1. My favorite quote from one of my many umempolyed friends, "Over qualified, but you're going to pay me the same...."

  2. Funny. I'll have to remember that one.

    I'm tired of the 11% unemployment and 10.25% sales tax here. I'm considering moving. Seattle unemployment is 8%, and there's no sales tax on food and no state income tax. Added together, and it makes a world of difference.

    Of course, in Seattle I can't live in a 100 story building. But at least I can live.


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