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The Elderly Jobless

FINANCIAL ARMAGEDDON flags a pertinent WSJ report on the elderly jobless.

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On a personal note, despite prodigious efforts and time taken to post a resume on the change.gov site, and despite a gilded record of media work in two UN agencies, I have not elicited a peep from the Obama folk regarding my hope of becoming a media person in Susan Rice’s UN office. I would not be amused if I could not exist in my hermit like no-spend mode and happily blog and Twitter all day.

But I do think that the Obama folk shouid be a bit more proactive in dealing with the 300K or so who posted resumes. Acknowledgment is about the only antidote to feeling utterly ignored. I wonder if they took a look at my age and threw it into a No pile.

If they are just delayed, ignore the above. I am still a short walk from the HQ.

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My Chances of Getting an Obama Job

According to this report, I am competing with 330,000 others who have dutifully applied at change.gov.

These include connected sorts who actually can get a response to a personal email. And definite inside folk who already know people who will make the choices at lower levels.

My good wife tells me not to hold my breath. All I want, though, is a job working with Susan Rice, because I know a lot about the UN and am super good with the writing and research end of things. And I have some great references too.

But just think. If I got the job, you would be deprived of my diligent efforts on a daily basis to speak a bit of sanity about one thing and another. That will be my compensation for being an also ran. To continue doing this.

Plus, I will have an affinity with over 300K others who let the months pass with nary a nibble.

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