ABC World News anchor Diane Sawyer references “The Decline: The Geography of a Recession” on Friday, February 5, 2010.
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Congratulations to Marina Mathews, the laid-off communications professional featured in my article “Losing Middle Ground: Defining what it means to live in today’s ‘middle class.'”
After seven months of shopping resumes, networking, and combing the web, Mathews has finally landed a job! She’s the new Marketing Communications Manager for a public relations software management company.
“A telling moment for me is when I realized that all but one of my pool of five references is out of work,” she says. “My new job opportunity could not have come at a better time since I was on my last unemployment check. I had actually started on the ’emergency’ benefits. As we say in the Baptist church, ‘He’s an ON TIME God, Yes He is!'”
You can read all about Mathews’ seven month journey, as well as get some tips on how she made it out the unemployment sinkhole, by reading her blog here.
Are you out of work? Laid off? Or worse, fired (these days most employers don’t even need a reason)? If so, my prayers are with you.
If not, then you’d better get down on your knees and start praying for yourself! Read the rest of this entry »
Ask five people to define “middle class,” and you could very well get five different answers… Read the rest of this entry »