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Objects in Mirror: November 9, 2009 Archive

Could you make your own work?

Posted at 7:28 AM on November 9, 2009 by Julia Schrenkler

While one headline on MPRNewsQ states that being unemployed is tougher than it used to be, I also spotted a Marketplace commentary with Charles Handy: Need work? Trying making your own. Commenter Mark Norton of Traverse City, Mich. reacted:

Mr. Handy hit the nail right on the head. I left corporate America at 41 and would prefer to never work for another company again. I work harder than ever, but I sleep well at night knowing that what I do for people has a greater positive effect on my customers who greatly appreciate me. Like I told another business owner yesterday, I have over 400 bosses and for the most part, I really like each one. Even in a bad economy, creativity and perseverence (along with some prayers...) have allowed us to make it through. Maybe not perfect, but better than constantly worrying about losing your job.

Is it? Who is unemployed, and how do their stories compare with your own? Read and comment on News Cut: The Unemployed Series

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