Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Now What?

I was reading Time Goes By this morning and that's where I read that Citibank/Citigroup had just fired, canned, terminated, laid off, pink slip'd…53,000 employees. (No mention was made of any executives with 'marching papers'.)

53,000 suddenly without jobs at this holiday time. 53,000 going to their state employment offices to file for benefits. 53,000 looking in their pantries and refrigerators. That's a lot of people.

I know that a lot more than that number have already lost their jobs, all across the country. A whole lot more! But that 53,000 number struck me for some reason. A good sized town has a population of 53,000. It's almost six times the number of people that live here on the Planet Orland.


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