Slice of Life: A Worse Job Than Yours

Be happy for your job is, chances are it’s not worse than this.  Unless your profession can be showcased on the Dirty Jobs television show, these guys digging a ditch in the snow outside the John Hancock Center (875 North Michigan Avenue) have it worse than you.

Of course, none of this applies if you’re one of the 10.3% (official) to 22% (unofficial) of people in Chicago who can’t find a job.  Believe me, I know.  I spent September and October trying to find a job in Chicago.  I finally gave up after about the 30th time I was told I’m “overqualified.”  What is that supposed to mean?  Because I have a college degree and a strong work ethic I’m not able to stack crates of granola at Trader Joe’s or Whole Foods?

Author: Editor

Editor founded the Chicago Architecture Blog in 2003, after a long career in journalism. He can be reached at

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