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Archive for April 2009

That didn’t take long

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According to WDIV-TV and WXYZTV’s newscasts here in Detroit, the now-bankrupt Chrysler L.L.C. has already shut down three to four assembly plants in Warren and Sterling Heights, Michigan.

Supposedly, Chrysler was going to shut its plants on Monday. But suppliers already won’t ship parts to the company.

To quote one worker walking out of one of the plants, “Where’s Lee Iacocca when you need him?”

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Written by Joanne

April 30, 2009 at 6:01 pm

An anniversary

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I realized I celebrated a major anniversary yesterday: My college graduation.

I won’t say how long it was since I graduated from college, but I listened to this album that summer. You can do the math. (Gosh, I’m old.)

I graduated with no job into the midst of a recession. If you asked me that day what I’d be doing now, I would not have said I’d be unemployed in the midst of another, even worse, recession.

Or “blogging” about it all on something called “the Internet.”

Written by Joanne

April 29, 2009 at 10:12 am

I read the news today, oh boy

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General Motors announced this morning it is slashing 23,000 jobs, closing 40 percent of its dealerships, and dropping its Pontiac brand, all by next year. Which is only going to add to unemployment.

In unrelated news, the dreaded swine flu may have moved into Michigan.

I think I’m going to quit watching the news.

Written by Joanne

April 27, 2009 at 1:54 pm

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Quote of the Day

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TGIF, WSFAU readers! Time once again for our Quote of the Day.

This week’s quote comes to us from Edward Heath:

“Unemployment is of vital importance, particularly to the unemployed.”

Written by Joanne

April 24, 2009 at 4:19 am

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Maybe I should apply for this.

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This doesn’t have much to do with unemployment, except that I heard about this on the radio this morning while driving to my latest job interview:

A tall and wealthy man in Birmingham, one of Detroit’s wealthiest suburbs, is advertising for a wife. Actually, according to the Detroit Free Press, after about a billion bad blind dates, he’s paying a New York matchmaker to search for a wife for him.

Candidates must be beautiful, brainy, have a good body, a balanced life, and be at least 5’6″ tall. And they have to pay $50 in fees to and interview with the matchmaker.

Well, I am tall, smart (two college degrees), and single. And I need a job ….

Written by Joanne

April 22, 2009 at 3:34 pm

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Good news, bad news

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Bad news: I didn’t get the job I wanted to get.

Good news: I have an interview tomorrow morning for another job.

Written by Joanne

April 21, 2009 at 12:10 pm

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Quote of the Day

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Happy Friday, everyone! Time once again for the WSFAU Quote of the Day.

Today’s quote is from President Harry S. Truman:

“It’s a recession when your neighbor loses his job; it’s a depression when you lose your own.”

Written by Joanne

April 17, 2009 at 9:46 am

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