Jobs


Today's 'Art Everywhere' is about jobs.

651,000 jobs were cut in the U.S. in February, and unemployment is at its highest in 25 years. The total of unemployed persons in the United States now stands at 12.5 million out of a labor force of 154.2 million workers. "No sector or population group is spared by this ugly recession," said Harm Bandholz, economist at Unicredit Markets. "Unfortunately, there is no end in sight for the labor market slump." (from Washington Times, 3.7.09)

We are all feeling it. Whether in our own lives, or in the lives of people we know and care about. Last night I sat in and listened to a small group of women sharing what matters most to them right now. 5 of the 6 middle-aged middle-income women expressed serious concern about personal job loss or change. We're all saturated with economic instability and a shaking job market.
With that in mind, I've posted the art of this ad campaign. Not to make light of a serious situation, just to give reason to smile at it for a minute. The following graphics were a part of the "Wrong Job" series for employment opportunities. It's says "Life's too short for the wrong job." But the way things are right now, maybe not. Maybe there is a whole slew of covert employment to consider -- jobs we don't even know about. And, frankly, I suspected some of these were true, especially the ATM!

Today's very thin silver lining: At least we aren't spending today squashed into a gas pump or washing machine!
Hang in there ...





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