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February 08, 2010

The Layoff - A Child's Perspective

THE LAYOFF - A CHILD’S PERSPECTIVE

The latest unemployment numbers show the percentage of those without work has dropped a bit - but employers are still not creating many new jobs. 

Nine-year-old Alison Spiller wrote us a letter after listening to an episode of our program. She wrote, "I hope my experiences will help your listeners with children." Turns out, Alison’s father was unemployed for over a year before he found a new job, and that meant big changes in Alison’s lifestyle. Alison Spiller and her mother Rachael Clark join Dick Gordon to talk about their family’s experience with unemployment. 

 

YOUR STORY- A CHANCE ENCOUNTER

When we turn the storytelling over to you, we get all kinds of meaningful stories. Chan Gannaway wrote in to say his story goes into the coincidence category. This all began innocently enough. Chan was job hunting and knew there was a good opening nearby. He drove over to the location, hoping to meet the manager in person. And that’s where the story takes a strange turn. Both men were connected to a tragedy that had occurred many years before. Chan says meeting brought them both some peace.

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