Michigan, a great place to leave.

12 February 2008

Frobes has just ranked Detroit as the No. 1 Most Miserable City.

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It’s no wonder that there isn’t a week that goes by where I don’t meet someone else from Michigan. I was looking at a wall of framed certifications today at the doctor’s office. I noticed that he had interned at one of three hospitals back in Michigan. One of which, though no longer there was in my home town.

The over used saying is,”Canary in the coal mine”, so I’ll refrain from using it. I will mention that nearly everyone I know from back home wants to leave but can’t sell their house. Its getting to the point where it isn’t so much that they’d take a loss on it, its that they really just can’t sell it. As we continue to emigrate from the great mitten in droves maybe we’ll run into each other.

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A little recession goes a long way.

27 January 2008

Mark Shead at Productivity501 writes that the best time to look for a job is when you don’t need one. I know I interview a lot more confidently when I have less to lose. It also seems like I apply to more jobs that I feel are beneath me when I absolutely need to be working. I’m still trying to settle into a career but it seems one of the worst mistakes I’ve made was to ever stop looking just because I was on my feet again.

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