Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Ode To The Village Voice Classifieds: Part One


The Village Voice trucks would pull up at the kiosk at Astor Place on Tuesday night. We'd already be waiting on line, hoping the classifieds were full of better paying opportunities than the shitty jobs most of us had.

That was rarely the case. Instead, escort services, sales jobs that seriously challenged what was legal and office assistant jobs that were anything but.

Now it's a daily "getting on the internet line" every morning, be it Craig's List, Monster or the New York Times. And now it's illegal wire transfer scams and ponzi schemes and office assistant jobs that are anything but.

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A series on job hunting and gainful employment.

1 comment:

mybabyjohn/Delores said...

Way back in the sixties and early seventies jobs were plentiful. No, they didn't pay a whole lot but there were lots of them. You could stroll in just about anywhere and get hired. Help wanted ads in the classifieds took up two sometimes three pages. It seemed overnight jobs were few and far between.