Jan 28 2009
It’s not often I do this, but today’s NY Times had some fantastic stuff in it. Kind of the Good, The Bad, and The Ugly-type of stuff.
First the Good:
Without question, I cannot believe that this hasn’t been pointed out to me before.
2 pounds of sausage wrapped by 2 pounds of interlaced bacon. Be still my beating heart!!!
I’ve done some relatively over-the-top stuff with pork products over the years: I grind and stuff my own sausage from time to time, have a bacon fat and lard “bank” in the fridge, and most recently deep-fried Scotch Eggs. But this…this…I’m speechless.
Then the Bad:
8 babies? 8? Really?
And lastly…the Ugly:
I’m a public employee. There are certainly pros and cons to working private versus public. I’ve tried both and seem to be happier and do better work on the public side. So many (ok, all) of the perks and bonuses that come along with private work are, frankly, foreign to me.
However, given these times, the public sector is looking pretty good. I’m certainly not having the issues that private employees do.
Taking this a step further, while no job sector has gone untouched (even certain parts of public, like development-related services), the financial section has particularly taken it raw. A support group has popped up in NYC, not for the workers…but for their girlfriends who no longer are living the lifestyle they used to. This article is a pretty decent and slightly funny (in a sad way) read.