From Dot Com Marketing VP To Foaming Lattes
from the such-is-life dept
Yesterday we had an article about techies looking for other careers. I don’t think that sorting mail, working at Starbucks, or gardening were exactly what they had in mind (though, who knows?). However, more and more laid off dot commers are ending up in blue collar jobs, just to pay the bills. While it’s clear that some of these people probably had jobs above their skill and experience level during the boom, it still takes a huge psychological toll on their ego to go from a cushy dot com job to serving up lattes. The article quotes a number of people, who all seem pretty depressed about their job status. Many are afraid that this means they won’t ever be able to get back to white collar jobs. Though, there is one example in there of a guy who couldn’t find work – and that forced him to start his own startup instead. So, it’s not as though everyone has completely given up.