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tags: worst job ever, massage therapist, humor, funny, employment, jobs, streaming video This video is an interview with a man who is convinced he has the worst job ever. All I can say is this has got to be satire because I cannot otherwise understand his numerous complaints [1:06]

tags: homelessness, unemployment, poverty, NYC Life, social policy A homeless woman eats dinner (it looks like “Sheba” brand cat food, doesn’t it?) Image: orphaned. I awoke this morning at 5am, as usual, and one of the first things I heard on the morning news was Mayor Bloomberg, one of the richest men in the world,…

tags: employment, humor, satire, streaming video A new Department of Labor report finds personal outsourcing is revolutionizing how Americans don’t do their own work. [2:23]

Well, that’s it. I am in deep trouble now. The one employment opportunity in the world that I thought I could rely on as a “fall back” to pay my rent when all else fails — such as working as a research scientist or as a pet care provider — is now also experiencing a…

tags: book review, economic insecurity, politics, social programs, insurance, poverty, employment, education, housing What ever happened to the American Dream? Well, if you are like me, you will admit that your pursuit of the American Dream is like chasing after a mythical horse that disappeared out the barn door literally decades ago. For example, even…

tags: satire, humor, comedy, outsourcing employees, presidency A friend sent me this hilarious story, which I rewrote and updated and share with you here. “I just don’t understand why no one likes me,” exclaimed a confused Mr. Bush.

Those of you who have been unemployed realize that businesses are always trying to figure out another way to punish you for committing the crime of being unemployed while not being wealthy, but hey, this has got to be the worst: one of our elected congresscritters is working on another way to further disenfranchise you.…

How To Impress Your Employer

Carry a cool wand;

The Mismeasurement of Science

tags: researchblogging.org, H-index, impact numbers, scientific journals A friend, Ian, emailed an opinion paper that lamented the state of scientific research and the effect this has had on science itself. In this paper, by Peter A. Lawrence, a Professor of Zoology at University of Cambridge, the main point is that modern science, particularly biomedicine, is…