Wow are things slow… I went from more than I could handle to not nearly enough. I still have car article I am doing for http://carsugar.com/, I am currently working on a series for Ford suspensions, but I can’t put out too many per week. +I have a guy that wants ‘best of lists’ on products but I am running out of ideas for that one, I’ve already done close to 80 lists for him.
Still no word from my non-payer and I could really use that money, my Vue needs new brakes and soon an exhaust system. The brakes I can do myself, but the exhaust is not something I can do. The extent of my exhaust work is using soup cans to recreate parts of eroded exhaust pipes.
The more I talk to my friends the more depressing life seems. The government keeps telling everyone how unemployment rates have been dropping and how many jobs have been created each month. They aren’t giving you the truth. Yes, less people are claiming unemployment, that is because people are falling off of it as their time runs out. These same people are then hanging in limbo because they don’t qualify for welfare because their property is worth too much, or their spouse works. The jobs that are being created are a joke, companies are taking advantage of people desperation and offering a fraction of what the job is actually worth. Jobs that were paying $20 an hour five years ago, might be paying $15 now, I have seen some offering the same position for $10.
I have friends falling into the deep end and there is nothing I can do for them. I know people who have their houses in foreclosure, sold their cars, moved in with their parents or siblings. I just found out that one guy has been living off of Ramen for three months. I know of people who are considering committing crimes just so they can go to jail and get a room and board.
When will this all end?