One of Those Days!

Some odds and ends.

I am having one of those days where, after a long day of travel, I cannot sleep or focus on one topic very long.  This is not new for me, rather a state of mind travel has caused for at least the past 30 years. As a result, I do not go far from home very often but sometimes life gets in the way.  The good thing is, I get a chance to clear loose ends out of my memory bank so here we go!

  • The state of NJ reported unemployment at 9.8% just about the honorable Governor Christie was invited to give the keynote address at the Republican National Convention so I am happy to hear he will not talk about the recovery process as part of his speech.
  • I am anxious to see clear cut details from both Presidential candidates on how they will create jobs and reduce unemployment.
  • Not-for-profit organizations seem to be hiring development professionals with a flare for engaging new financial supporters.  If you have a solid marketing or fundraising background, this might be an avenue to explore.
  • With the price of gasoline rising nationwide, I wonder if increased transportation costs to deliver goods to market will start us on another economic downturn.
  • On a completely different subject, please remember that an 8 page resume is way too long to submit for job opportunities. 
  • On yet a different front, is Roger Clemens serious about making a comeback at age 50?
  • I was in a well known donut shop chain's shop in Easton, PA today and saw an example of how to treat customers exceptionally well.  No matter what type of work you do, make sure you put forth your best effort every day!  

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clyde donovan September 02, 2012 at 08:24 PM
Laura, good point about recession being the norm, or the new norm. I guess we'll find out what's going to happen to the USA if Europe takes a huge hit in September. It could get much worse for all of us in the former free world. If you send me an eight-page resume, put the first two pages on nice paper and the rest on soft toilet paper so I can use it for something.
Laura Madsen September 02, 2012 at 08:40 PM
Clyde - Love the comment on the last 6 pages. LOL :)
Daniel Spain September 11, 2012 at 03:18 PM
In answer to Clyde's comments: • Most likely? If real unemployment is 20% then it is definitely higher in NJ. Any wonk will tell you that. • Reagan did not balance the budget, in fact he added to the deficit. Let's not he sold arms to Iran and raised taxes 13 times. People forget that Reagan tried to get rid of social security also. • Wrong — paid workers pay taxes and they have more disposable income. The unemployment rate would be 7% of it wasn't for all the government jobs lost. • I agree about the transportation costs part, but what is the comment about the fake Hawaiian birth certificate supposed to mean. If you are insinuating some kind of "birther" philosophy here, then we will have to disregard all your comments as deranged. • Keep it short, stupid — I mean, regarding the resume. • Clemens will play again, and the only reason for this is he can reset the clock on his eligibility for the Hall of Fame. If people voted today they would not vote him in and the cloud of steroids would follow him. He's counting on people forgetting in five years. • Customer service has been much better these days because businesses are afraid to lose any customer because of some dope they hired to deal with the public. • I could care less about Prince Harry
Daniel Spain September 11, 2012 at 03:45 PM
Laura, do you know anything about Ronald Reagan? were you old enough to live through the stock market collapse and the 10.8% unemployment rate that occurred during his administration? Grab a history book, there are plenty available.
The Watcher September 11, 2012 at 05:47 PM
And when doesn't your vote count in a Presidential election? When the Supreme Court decides on a Friday night that it doesn't. Then again they also decided corporations are "people"


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