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Pink-Slip Capitals in the U.S.

Posted by -edz- on 10:44 PM
There was a sad article today featured on Yahoo's homepage. They titled it "America's Pink-Slip Capitals." Now, if none of you has ever received a pink-slip before then good for you. For those who are not aware as to what this pink-slip means let me give you a hint that simply means - you're fired! Fired because you did something stupid while on the clock, fired because you've been late for the nth time in a year, fired because you're a lousy worker, or just fired because your company is laying off thousands of workers due to this current recession.

This is a global truth. Most businesses during this time of the year aren't doing so good. In fact a few have already filed for bankruptcy, closed, or slipping to that direction. The end results are what we witness around us; more houses foreclosed, debts gone unpaid, people unemployed, and more children not finishing school. In fact the unemployment rates in one of the most powerful countries has soared to probably it's highest record ever. (or will be soon if no solution is implemented) According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, during the first quarter of this year about 3,489 mass layoffs happened leaving 559,000 people jobless.

The picture is worsening and no clear solution is in sight. Even if some of us still have jobs, we can and will still feel the effects of this slowing economy and rising unemployment rates. We all live in one world and every single second, each deed of a single person affects our lives one way or another.

So today, Yahoo! Real Estate gave out the top 5 cities in the country that are greatly affected by the ongoing mass layoffs. The top 5 pink-slip capitals.

1. Detroit, Mich.
Mass Layoffs: 57
Workers Affected: 14,781

2. Chicago, Ill.
Mass Layoffs: 87
Workers Affected: 13,647

3. Los Angeles, Calif.
Mass Layoffs: 100
Workers Affected: 10,594

4. New York, N.Y.
Mass Layoffs: 61
Workers Affected: 8,688

5. Las Vegas, Nev.
Mass Layoffs: 55
Workers Affected: 8,367


Yes, unfortunately, my own city is part of the list.
I just hope and pray that the economy will start to pick up again then we can all raise our heads and say we made it through the crisis as one country.

Photo from Skillpoint Alliance

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Kiss Me Through The Phone

Posted by -edz- on 6:39 PM

Okay, not me alright?!

My brother and his band had a practice this afternoon. At one point, his friend was listening to Soulja Boy's "Kiss Me Through the Phone" but even before the song ended this other friend stopped it. He then blurted out, "I don't like this song. How can you kiss someone through the phone?!?!"

Lol. Middle schoolers.


source: Elanso

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May - A New Beginning

Posted by -edz- on 10:19 PM
Another month is here! April is history!
By the way, how did this month start for all of you? Mine.. is so so.

As you can tell I've been away from the blogging scene for quite some time... again. Yeah, I always disappear from time to time. It's to make like exciting.
A lot has happened within the past few weeks; finals in school, met old friends from other states, help people, planned, failed, succeeded, etc. To sum it all up: a lot!

However, I am excited though. Well, actually more like filled with mixed emotions. Why? Because I am starting a new chapter in my life pretty soon. A more serious chapter as I may say. Call it the "bridge over troubled water" phase of my life. This is gonna be quite a long and bumpy journey but, as much as I am scared, I am looking forward to it. I take it as a blessing from God and I welcome every trials with open arms because I know He won't give it to me if He knows I can't overcome it. Plus, what is there to worry if God is always by your side. (Right Bro?)

Now, I have learned to enjoy and be grateful for whatever I currently have and do not. There is a reason for everything, right? So to all of you, live life one day at a time yet remember to make the most out of every moment! Cause we only live this life once - so do it right.
Quick note: learn to read the omens, they will lead you to your Personal Legend. **wink**

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