Industrial evolution

January 29, 2009

Recession-era Dilbert

Recession-era Dilbert

As the Republicans continue to be frustrated with the size of Obama’s package (ahem) and the country at large continues to grow frustrated with leaders in the private sector, the stress has even trickled down to Dilbert, who lost his job in this past week.

Above is Dilbert from earlier in the month, trying to remain relevant around the office before he loses his job. Hits a bit too close to home for some of us.

Unemployment is about more than just losing one’s job. It diminishes some people, but can devastate others.

For many, work defines them and gives them a sense of purpose.

Other words that come immediately to mind are dignity, relationships, structure and respect.

We all need to be loved, accepted and respected and –whether we admit it or not– our jobs takes on a huge part of that role in our lives.

How has unemployment in this economic downturn affected you and your loved ones?

It’s a recession when your neighbor loses his job; it’s a depression when you lose your own. ~Harry S. Truman