August 2nd, 2007

I Believe

thoughts about advocacy and unemployment


I've been involved recently in some discussions on the ACB-L list regarding the same old familiar topic: unemployment. In the course of these discussions, I have brought up my eight-year job search in an attempt to illustrate some points: namely that in certain fields volunteering is not going to land a person a job because employers want to see that the applicant has previous paid experience in the field; that long-term unemployment puts a person in a situation in which the person does not have the resources to relocate for a job; that it is nearly impossible to obtain an entry-level job in a city in which one does not live because the employers will fill the position locally... There are a number of people on the list who are successfully employed and who have tried to share their strategies. These are all things I tried years ago. They unfortunately were not appropriate strategies for my situation.


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I Believe

nighttime miscellaneous stuff


I jjust finished scanning the last book for my Monday afternoon class. That means two classes down and two to go. I'm thinking seriously of adding another course on women in ministry. It would be a tremendous amount of work; but something is calling to me about it. Usually that means I should listen.



It is 85 degrees at 8:30 at night. I need some sleep and want to run the air conditioner, but I'm afraid it will blow a fuse.

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