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Old 04-24-2010, 02:24 PM   #1
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Paul Nawrocki got a job

I thought we had a thread discussing this guy, but I can't find it.
After nine fruitless months of looking for work, Paul Nawrocki turned to a Depression-era tactic to find a job.Over the past few days the 59-year-old businessman has been walking the sidewalks of midtown Manhattan wearing a suit, a tie, and a large signs that reads, "Almost homeless."

But now, it seems Paul got a job.
Well, if Paul Nawrocki is a sign of the times, then times are looking up.
Because last month, after collecting 99 weeks of unemployment, Nawrocki finally found a job. He's not the only one. While unemployment remains high, the nation added 162,000 jobs last month — the first significant job growth since the downturn began.
Maybe things are starting to look better. Green shoots so to speak

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Old 04-24-2010, 06:01 PM   #2
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Hope it wasn't as a census worker, like a good chunk of those 162000. He'll be back in the sandwich board in 2 months.

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Old 04-24-2010, 06:03 PM   #3
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Hope it wasn't as a census worker, like a good chunk of those 162000. He'll be back in the sandwich board in 2 months.
Nahh. I heard he got a job at Subway.
Numbers is hard.

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Old 04-25-2010, 09:21 PM   #4
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Please! Don't be so mean. I read the article. See excerpt below.
In the end, his path back to work wasn't through his television appearances, but through old-fashioned networking. He went to a toy-industry fair, and a friend introduced him to the man who would become his boss. Nawrocki believes the tales of his sandwich-board days helped him land an interview.

His paycheck is nearly half the size; he had made almost $100,000 a year. And his title is a little less grand.
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