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Simpler times meant simpler answers

By Rose Nolen Contributing Columnist

April 18, 2014

Most people believe that school children were much smarter yesterday than they are today. People don’t think schools are as good as they used to be. Nevertheless, some things seem to be harder to learn than they used to be.


In the old days, you went to the unemployment office when you were looking for a job. Nowadays, you have to look all over the place for a job. If you want a job doing construction you have go you go to one place and if you want a job typing papers you have to go someplace else. Maybe, somebody will tell you that there’s some place to go for advice and maybe not. There is a career center in town, except you are only looking for a job, not a career. Is that the same thing?


Well, that’s the good thing about a good school. They tell you simple things. Maybe some smart person could tell you a place to go where you could find out what you are looking for. Maybe some place you could find some papers to show you what you’re looking for.


Remember the time when you went to a telephone directory to find what you were looking for? In those days, things had simple names. So, if you went to school you could find anything in a hurry. If you were looking for a job, you looked for an unemployment office.


Well, you can’t do that anymore. Now, you have to look for an employment office that’s hiring in your field of interest. You walk in and ask for an application. Perhaps if you walk around and ask long enough somebody will tell you what you need to do.


If you are a smart person and have a lot of friends, maybe somebody will tell you how you can find a job in this town. I know people that are looking and don’t know what to do. They don’t know where to go or who to see.


If you’re wondering what this column is all about I’m trying to find a way to be helpful. Most people who are looking for help, usually have a way of getting the word out.


It could be that I’m the only one in town who doesn’t know how to find a job. If that’s true, then tell me. I really want to know.