Thursday, September 14, 2006

Pity for Professionals
On a recent book tour, Barbara Ehrenreich, the author of “Nickel and Dimed,” was nearly brought to tears when an information technology marketer told her of growing so desperate after being laid off that she took a job as a janitor. ...Inspired by such tales, Ms. Ehrenreich has started an organization called United Professionals to help white-collar workers, be they unemployed, uninsured, downsized, stressed out or merely anxious.
Am I supposed to feel pity for someone who used to have others clean up after her, and who's now living life as a servant? Universal skills are looked down on, but it's good to be versatile. I'll never sell my tools. And the worst thing about mopping floors for a living is the response from the people who walk by. I really hate Barbara Ehrenreich. I have for years.

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