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Friday, April 17, 2009

Signs of the Times

American Legion, Brooklyn
Photo by myself in front of the American Legion in Park Slope, Brooklyn.

This neighborhood is actually quite charming, with old brownstones, tree-lined streets and little stores. Graffiti is rare in this area.


A friend of mine told me about her office. They placed an ad in the Sunday Times for a receptionist. Their long-time receptionist had moved to Boston.

The ad was phoned in on Friday afternoon. It ran in the paper version and online. By Monday morning, the office received over 600 resumes.

Whew! TGIF, everyone!

Related posts: It's a Free Country, After All, A Dollar and a Dream and On the Boardwalk, in Coney Island.


Daphne said...

Sounds like bad times - even a simple job lands over 600 applicants! My hat's off to those looking for work (myself included!)

Olivier said...

600 cv, signe des temps de la crise ;o(. vivement la reprise de l'économie.

Anonymous said...

Wow. 600 resumes. That is incredible and just shows how desperate people are and how many are having a hard time find a job.

• Eliane • said...

Wow, 600 resumés for an underpaid unglamorous job, that really says it all.