Monday, September 27, 2010

The blog title explained

a. The act of employing.
b. The state of being employed.

1. to express or indicate by a hint; suggest what are you implying by that remark?

A portmanteau of these 2 words, suggesting or hinting at being in a state of employment.

The opposite of emplyment, meaning that one is not suggesting or hinting at being in a state of being employed.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

On money

Why is it that we as a society seem to place so much importance on acquiring wealth?  Money is only a means to an ends really.  You don't wrap a broken arm in dollar bills or slice up cash to toss into a salad.  Though if you have more stagnant money that you're really not doing anything with, that somehow makes you a better person so far above the peasants.

A friend of mine today offered to take us all out for lunch because he had gotten his tax return check in the mail.  He didn't ask for us to repay him, only that we don't get the most expensive thing on the menu.  The money had only been in his position for a short time, and he didn't let it fester in some bank vault that doesn't do anybody any good.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

A job fair

The other day I went to a job fair mentioned to me by my father.  When I arrived though, I already had a bad feeling that this wasn't specifically for me.  Many people who looked like they were in their 40's or so were in line to get in and mingling with the potential employers.  The table set up for a local burger place had myself, and three other people in full business suits all trying to get that one position. 

Long story short though, if the economy is so bad right now that people who really shouldn't be working in fast food are getting those positions, then that really doesn't leave much in the way of prospects for those with little work experience.

A note on the url

I know the url is misspelled.  I typed in 'unemplyment' and can't change it.