On this Labor Day, Americans are “celebrating” the worst jobless rate since 1982 — our shoe budget is dashed for sure. While the boys of Goldman Sachs were Net-Jetting to St. Tropez blowing their bonuses on Russian imports, the rest of us have been relegated to the clearance rack @Saks (praying for an 80% off sale), and are expected to do a lot more work for considerably less money.
It’s not even that we have a high jobless rate —”9.7″—it’s that The Land of the Free has a lot of free time on its hands and is also working for free! So, are those of us who are willing to work, willing to do so for half of what they used to earn, or even for free?
And by the way, for those of you who think we’ve been musing through mykonos or ambling along the amalfi coast this summer. Not so much. These hireheelers have been workin’ it — heel-toein’ it to the canyons of NYC, through the canals of Amsterdam and (teetering) on the cobblestones of Beantown… nor did these politistas have an appetite for the healthcare buffet, town brawls or green tea parties.
So what’s next?
Well, short of digging a “Gold”man (who’s preferably not short LOL), these girls are going to labor on and celebrate our enterpreneurial spirit… hopefully inspiring a few savvy hireheelers along the way.