After six years as a stay-at-home dad, I'm returning to the workforce. Not much thanks to the president - I'm returning where I worked for eight-plus years before - and that got me the interview and job. But he'll take whatever he can get.
My job search this summer made me realize who's working the hardest in this economy - people in Human Resources departments. One of my friends applied for 150 jobs this summer before getting one. When there's an opening, there's 50 or more people trying to get it.
All of those eager, desperate people call the HR area for an update of their status. What's the poor, hard-working person in HR to do? There's barely enough time in the workday. What do you tell this jobseekers when there's very little out there?
- Your chances are slim and none, and Slim just left town.
- You're better off buying lottery tickets
- Call us back after you've been hit by lightning.
Democrats will see how hard HR people work this winter - when their side loses the election and they are out of jobs all across the country.