And how hard is it to land even a minimum-wage job? This year, the Ivy League college admissions acceptance rate was 8.9%. Last year, when Walmart opened its first store in Washington, D.C., there were more than 23,000 applications for 600 jobs, which resulted in an acceptance rate of 2.6%, making the big box store about twice as selective as Harvard and five times as choosy as Cornell. Telling unemployed people to get off their couches (or out of the cars they live in or the shelters where they sleep) and get a job makes as much sense as telling them to go study at Harvard.

"Why Don’t the Unemployed Get Off Their Couches?" and Eight Other Critical Questions for Americans

(via seriouslyamerica)

My mom has 30 years of experience in the workforce a and a masters degree and unfortunately she lost her nursing career due to a license suspension that she can’t afford to buy back. and she is unemployed and now she cant even get a second interview at Home Depot and it stresses me out so much and i feel so anxious all the time for her

wgsn:

Acid-washed triple denim. Our personal favorite from adidas Originals fall 2014 collection.

Lol wtf I know this girl!

wgsn:

Acid-washed triple denim. Our personal favorite from adidas Originals fall 2014 collection.

Lol wtf I know this girl!

curiosamathematica:

The Google trend for the search query “quadratic formula”.
It repeats in the same pattern every year. Down in summer, up in September, down again in December and up again in spring time before going down again in the summer. And so it goes on forever.


NO LOL

curiosamathematica:

The Google trend for the search query “quadratic formula”.

It repeats in the same pattern every year. Down in summer, up in September, down again in December and up again in spring time before going down again in the summer. And so it goes on forever.

NO LOL

:(

I am really bummed right now because my company is getting bought out tomorrow. I have been a temp for a year (i work full time but i get paid by my contracting company, not shire. And i dont get benefits) and was hoping to become a permanent employee (with benefits!). But now the best case scenario is that there is going to be a hiring freeze and i wont get to go permanent. And the worst case scenario is i get laid off.


Im so bummed because finding and applying for jobs is such a huge hassle. Im not really ready to apply for more pharmaceutical jobs bc that would mean admitting to myself that im building a career in something i dont love. But those are my skills now and i really cant afford to get another entry level job in a different field and get paid less than im currently making.