Just got word my Dislocated Worker Counselor get dislocated himself. He’s a dislocated dislocated worker conselor. The irony: palpable. You’d think that in this economy his job would be a sure thing, but funding cuts and senority won out.

It’s too bad — he was a really good guy. I enjoyed the little time I got to spend with him (as I was never actually unemployed).

While I’m on the subject, I gotta love the terminology ‘dislocated.’ Makes you feel so much better about yourself that you weren’t ‘laid off’ — you were dislocated. All you have to do is get a new ‘location,’ and everything will be peachy. It’s total PC nonsense meant to take the sting out of getting a dump-truck full of crap dumped on you by a place you gave years of your life to.

Also, I wonder it it really hard, or really easy for an ’employment specialist’ to find a job? I mean, he knows all the tricks/rules/etc. It’s his job to get people jobs. So is it like the plumber with leaky pipes or the web designer with a killer website that makes his competition want to pack up and go home?

Time will tell. In the meantime, good luck KR!