As bad as the economy is at the moment, there must be more to life than toys, travel, newer cars, and larger homes. As Viktor Frankl, who wrote, Man’s Search For Meaning, stated a half a century ago,
People have enough to live, but nothing to live for, they have the means but not meaning.
I know this may not mean much to many people who are out of work and watching their retirement savings dwindling but most of us will make it through this economic crisis and many of us will be the better for it. As Fredrich Nietzche once said,
That which does not kill us makes us stronger
As a third party recruiter working in the plastics industry, I know it is very difficult, if not nearly impossible, for individuals that are out of work find employment but I believe there will be improvement in job market fairly soon. Even though there are few companies hiring now, I still come to work every morning and work at least 8 hours because when the job market opens up, I believe there will be many opportunities.
As that famous philosopher, Bill Clinton once stated, “I feel your pain”. I continue to talk with, and add candidates to my data base because I want to be in a position to help as many people as I can when the job market improves. Hang in there just a little longer. Keep sending out those resumes, network with everyone you can, and keep returning recruiter telephone calls.