Thursday, October 18, 2007

I'm Good With My Hands

I have a feeling that I will appreciating my osmotic education in computing, carpentry, plumbing and general handymannery. This is bad news. I have some savings, nothing near six month's worth, and nothing in the stock market. I studied anthropology in college and that is a field that is highly recession proof*, but since I currently work in a field that is basically a luxury, I am reasonably certain that I will be considered expendable. At least I'll be free to explore my writing and get more reading done.

* Sarcasm is another recession proof field.

11 comments:

billy pilgrim said...

You and me both, friend.

The construction industry is closely tied to the economy; when things get bad, the only projects getting built are basically institutional work (and prisons of course, we can't get enough of them) with all the companies of any size going after an ever-tightening pool of work.

I have few illusions about where I stand in such an environment.

Chuckles said...

Yeah, but everyone needs a good handyman.

billy pilgrim said...

"if you can't be handsome, at least be handy"

heh.

Adorable said...

Architects are hit hard during recessions! AstraZenca is laying off. AOL laid off.

We are in real trouble.

I want Bushit impeached. Let's get started now on the recovery! We cannot afford to wait until 2009.

Impeach!

Snag said...

If you guys don't mind sharing a futon, you're welcome here. All I ask is that you slop my kids twice a day.

Chuckles said...

I'll slap your kids twice a day.

I mean, slop. Slop your kids.

Snag said...

Slap, slop, it's all the same to me.

Adorable said...

AG ain't living in no fly over state!

Kathleen said...

luckily post-apolcalypic Earth will always need lawyers!!! yay!

Chuckles said...

Yeah, for digging all the ditches.

Alex said...

Chuckles, you totally roped by "OMGZ Asian countreez are all up ons leaving our economeez!" link with no accreditation? n00b.