I saw a segment on the nightly news last night about a man who lost his $70k job while his wife was going through cancer treatment. He was forced to take a job as a janitor because no one would hire him. Not with his degree, not with his experience.

He went on to talk about how depressed he had become. How day after day he sends out resumes to no avail. No one is calling him back.

I so understand that. I cannot tell you how many jobs I’ve applied for. The amount of response I’ve received is depressing. Every day I question my worth and ability.

I understand. I know what the economy is like and I know that the thousands of unemployed people in the state are going for the same jobs I am.

But it still stings.

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