Re: hittin' the road

Nick Carbone (nickc@MARLBORO.EDU)
Thu, 26 Sep 1996 16:48:48 -0400

On Thu, 26 Sep 1996, Michael J. Salvo wrote:

> what happened to all the downsized folks?

Some of them are back to work, but many are making less and/or working
more to make as much. Unemployment stats count people as working even if
they are working part time. There was a Barron's cover story about two
years ago on how unemployment is figured. Also there was a Barron's
about one year ago about how a lot folks who give money to higher ed.,
business foundations and patrons, expect some downsizing.

Also, there was that recent Time parody by Garrison Keillor that I posted
to Rhetnt-L a while back that made fun of Total Quality Empowerment in a
post downsized office.

I know you're probably aware of some of this, but thought I'd mention it
for the archives...

Nick Carbone, Writing Instructor
Marlboro College
Marlboro, VT 05344