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Old 08-22-2013, 07:23 PM   #26
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Originally Posted by Rohirrim View Post
Just because Fox and the rabid Right keep squealing that Obama is a liberal socialist doesn't make him one. I'm sure most twenty-somethings see through the bull****.
Either side, we see through it. My generation has a chip on its shoulders because of all the wolf tickets our predecessors sold us. We are fighting tooth and nail beside 40+ year olds who got laid off because corporate America would rather pay a fresh kid 1/4 the salary for the same work.

The unemployment offices are littered with people of that demographic, even moreso than people my age. I found it surprising. Even in ND, the market is tough. I have had six or seven interviews since I moved up, no offers. Most said I was overqualified. It is getting frustrating, but I am fortunate to get interviews. I have a buddy who just finished his Master's and is 2/100 on apps / interviews. Crazy.

I am almost down to the felt, but just tell myself it always works out and read Serenity's Prayer whenever I get down. I wish my grandpa was still alive so he could tell me stories about his life and how hard that was. Just thankful to be alive.
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