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If you are 35 or younger - and quite often, older - the advice of the old economy does not apply to you. You live in the post-employment economy, where corporations have decided not to pay people. Profits are still high. The money is still there. But not for you. You will work without a raise, benefits, or job security. Survival is now a laudable aspiration.

Quoted from Sarah Kendzior’s “Surviving the Post-Employment Economy

“In the United States, nine percent of computer science majors are unemployed, and 14.7 percent of those who hold degrees in information systems have no job. Graduates with degrees in STEM - science, technology, engineering and medicine - are facing record joblessness, with unemployment at more than twice pre-recession levels. The job market for law degree holders continues to erode, with only 55 percent of 2011 law graduates in full-time jobs. Even in the military, that behemoth of the national budget, positions are being eliminated or becoming contingent due to the sequester.

It is not skills or majors that are being devalued. It is people.”

Her work is frank, speaking of a reality I hope that will never be mine. At the same time, it gives me a strange comfort to know that I am not alone.

(via sextus—empiricus)

I will always reblog this quote.  Hits way too close to home for me.

(via missbananafish)

The most salient part of this, to me, is the underscoring of the fact that there is no “right” college major where you’re guaranteed a job forever. Conservatives love to pretend college graduates working minimum-wage or freelance jobs just didn’t “pick the right major” - those foolish fools studied the arts or literature or something else frivolous, so they deserve crushing debt and no job security! No. There is no magical college major that will let you sidestep the jobless recovery.

(via teh-den)

Looking for jobs is real frustrating because how do you make a living when all of your skills are super specific?

In other news, please give me a job, as I am excellent at:
eating pizza / riding bikes / drawing (especially penises in bathrooms) / drinking beer / illustration I guess / being sad / watching animes / wanting to be somewhere else / hand typography? / judging people / judging myself / designing logos for nothing / giving compliments / not taking compliments / manual labor(??) / existential anguish / drinking tea / not coffee though it makes me feel icky / did I mention pizza

jetgreguar

jetgreguar:

eximplode:

nevvymaster:

captainhanni:

if anyone has a tough year ahead of them or behind them

this japanese fisherman will get you back on your feet, i can guarantee

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I WON’T GIVE UP, JAPANESE FISHERMAN!!!

THIS IS ACTUALLY SURPRISINGLY INSPIRATIONAL, EVERYONE NEEDS A JAPANESE FISHERMAN TO YELL AT THEM SOMETIMES OKAY

this dude honestly makes me happy every time i feel like some bullshit’s happening 

I love knowing that somewhere, some random Japanese fisherman has my back. Good looking out, buddy.

neutrois

neutrois:

The petition has good a chance of succeeding this time; already over 60,000 signatures in just one week! With 3 weeks to go. 

https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/legally-recognize-non-binary-genders/j5KvDVvh

If it reaches 100K, the Obama administration MUST address it in some manner. The tipping point is fast approaching for non-binary visibility. Gender is coming to forefront of social, medical, and legal discussions, and the implications are far reaching. 

Please sign and share.

penicillium-pusher

oneorangeshoelace:

aceworu:

the new non-binary petition is almost halfway there [VIBRATES EXCITEDLY]

SIGN IT IF YOU HAVEN’T ALREADY

Hey guys! At the current rate, we are only gaining about 1,000 signatures a day after the initial surge of signatures. At this rate, we are not going to be able to obtain the 49,000 signatures we need in the next three weeks or so. Please, please, please continue to reblog this whenever you can, and for god’s sake SIGN IT if you haven’t yet!