posted on Jul, 12 2013 @ 03:54 PM
Great point definitely worth repeating.
Originally posted by Damian65
Interesting. Hard to believe we have went back in time nearly a hundred years.
In the early 20th century, you could be "black balled" or "yellow listed" if you were pro-union or a union sympathizer. The Gov stepped in back
then and made such practice illegal...how ironic that they might now be implementing a similar system for their own nefarious reasons...
The world today is as sad/corrupt as Upton Sinclair's "The Jungle."
Those horrors were thought to be a thing of the past but we learned nothing. Without question we trust/reward the same sort of corrupt people that
plagued Mr. Sinclair's era.
George Orwell’s Down and Out in Paris and London is another of my favorites. Characters in his book were reduced to little more than
objectives: struggling through the workday, eating something, and grabbing a few hours of sleep before the travail starts again.www.wikisummaries.org...
Sadly that's where many of us find ourselves today.
What discipline of engineering btw? If it is construction related...stay away from the "titan" firms...there are plenty of small companies
in need of talent.
Great advice. I'll add looking for work in low populated/rural areas might be another option. Where I live highly educated, experienced professionals
are in short supply. Job openings can be infrequent but enticing people away from higher city wages is nearly impossible these days.
The only professionals we get here have been forced to resign from cushy city jobs. They take a cut in pay but their shortcomings are typically
overlooked/forgiven out of sheer desperation.
Some rehabilitate, they do a stint in our little town for the sole purpose of cleaning up their record then return to the city. A few stay/enjoy the
simpler life but more often than not we see the same insatiable lust for greed/corruption that led to their downfall in the first place. We often
serve as a temporary layover/hideaway for white collar thieves on the run.
Professional types not born here relocate here for a reason, can't hide much in a small town. We've had so many come/go it's hard keeping track.
Despite this there's still a real need for educated professionals.
We have few choices but to trust/give second chances. You won't make a lot of money but small town life can be very satisfying. Even if you can't be
employed in your chosen profession there's most likely something in your background that could address the need of small towns.
Sometimes reinventing yourself/adapting to a new environment is the best solution. Small town administrators will try hard to find an appropriate
niche for the rare professional that shows up seeking employment.
OP try not to despair, I wish you the best and I hope you find a sanctuary from our not so "Brave New World."