Once inside I saw why. The whole setup was the size of a couple of conference rooms. There were maybe 15 tables set up, of which 3 or 4 were schools. Who can pay tuition when you're unemployed is what intelligent people ask, the schools pitch it as a good time to get more education. One school was pitching IT. Duh, IT is why I'm here. Trying pitching law school numbnuts. So there were a dozen companies there, tops. Not much of a showing for a city that once had 7 million people working there. At one table was Faux News, and nobody approached it. Perhaps they didn't realize that IT people aren't used to peddling propaganda to make money, they leave the peddling for profits to their bosses.
There were young and old there, but mostly older people. I have doubts some of the older ones will ever get a living wage again, no matter how much education they go out and get. I even ran into 2 people I knew.
The college I go to had their job expo the day before. This was in a small town and frankly there were more companies there than the city one. About 1/3rd of their tables were also schools. Out of curiousity I did go over to the table of a smaller law school. 4 years at $38,000 each. Not in my near future. Not in my far future either. Too bad, because the only summer internship programs that have not faltered this year are the ones for? Yeah, lawyers. I had to laugh when I saw the table of the company that had just let me go. I recognized the two people there and vice versa. "Oh the irony!" is all I said. They explained I was in IT and they were still letting go of people there, they were there to hire clerks. Uh, who gets a bachelors or a masters degree to be a clerk? Why aren't you over at the local community college? But no matter, these days the military is sucking up the educated to get shot at. Pity, seems like a reverse Darwinism to me.
I'm guessing nobody on Wall St got it when she said this, and I doubt they ever will.Ripley in Aliens wrote:You know, Burke, I don't know which species is worse. You don't see them fxxxing each other over for a goddamn percentage.
I now return to my role in society. Mooooooo moooooooo.