Originally Posted by choice spot
Sooooo, what's the rest of the story?
The rest of the story is I am still sitting at home. I can tell the depth of recession by the way companies and recruiters treat their applicants. Back in 1995 - 2000 an applicant who was breathing and warm was treated with the utmost respect, and now people with PhD's are routinely given the respect due that you would find in a cat litter box.
At least 4 companies have been in touch with me and all of them have committed careless blunders of etiquette that would have gotten HR people reprimanded "back when"
Sweet Wife is fairing much better - she has been accepted as a music substitute teacher in two local county school systems. She is the only available string orchestra substitute available in either county. (Those are a bit rare, you know?) So once she struts her stuff, one of the two systems will grab her up in a heartbeat for the next available opening.