Cartoon tags: pundits, jobs, recession, labor, work, workers, layoffs, creative destruction, economy, retraining, Thomas Friedman, Steve Jobs, business, unemployment
PUNDIT RETRAINING Some pundits have a blithe attitude toward the decimation of many jobs. "These workers need retraining to compete in the 21st century!" "Creative destruction WOO!"
We at Slowpoke envision an America in which these windbags find themselves having to start over. "Hmm... need another glowing adjective for Steve Jobs..." "Pack up! You've been downsized!"
Alas, a lifetime of carefully-cultivated abilities goes down the toilet. "I've got great skills in platitude creation, with an emphasis on repeating myself." (At employment agency) "I'm sorry, sir. You've become obsolete."
The sudden loss of identity proves difficult. "Let me tell you something a rickshaw driver in Bangalore taught me abou the dynamism of the internet." "Um, I asked for the tilapia, not the trout."