Saturday, November 22, 2008
So much pain these days even in my little world. Among people I am closely connected to, one person's business is failing and he may have to declare bankrupcy, another's husband was just laid off, another's husband is working for a month and a half without pay. Still no word on what is going to happen to the program I run. So far we have been hit with a five day mandatory furlough (leave without pay) for all university employees. There was a story in the Boston Globe last weekend (when I was there) about what a depression would look like in today's world. My daughter read it, wanting to know how she might be affected. I do hear that applications are up almost 5% at my university--students deciding to stay in state.