by, 04-23-2009 at 11:00 AM (1206 Views)
Okay - so I am NOT going to go on a political rant here, cause I actually don't like politics anyways. But what I do know is about the unemployment problem in our country and how I might be one of those statistics too soon.
It's kind of depressing to know that just a few years ago, those who got laid-off or fired were usually not the best workers. Nowadays, its because of "the economy" or funding problems. I've had the whole economy debate with my much more political significant other but while he blames the "fear" that many of us have as being a vicious cycle, I can't compeltely disagree.
Since we are afraid of losing our jobs, which many of us are, we don't spend as much or buy houses or waste money, more than ever now. And that just makes things worse for everyone else and businesses.
But whatever, I'm not getting political, I need to remind myself.
Instead I've come to vent about my job. Phew. We had a budget meeting saying we lost 50% funding since we are non-profit and most of our grants and funders pulled the plug so not only is 50% gone but also small amounts here and there, plus a huge $1 million for something else too. So yeah, we're in trouble.
And while there are 4 of us in my job title, not all of us can stay. And while I may be biased, but my friend and I are the hardest of workers at our job - always gettting everything done the best way possible and as soon as possible, and sadly - we may be the ones to go. Why? Because our projects are the ones losing the money.
It's also sad that degrees don't mean what they used to. I'll have a graduate degree in about a year from now and well, I might not be able to find work with it, and I might get paid the same amount as I do now, according to starting salaries I've found.
But what can be done besides vent and complain... and what can be done besides patiently waiting for this too to pass? I know I'll figure it out somehow but still... it sucks.