Now Hiring: Everywhere You Didn't Want To Work

People who have been out of work for a long time in the recession are apparently starting to find that the worst job is better than no job at all.

They're lining up for jobs at places they once considered unthinkable: slaughterhouses, sewage plants and prisons.

This recession has been the most punishing job destroyer in at least 60 years, slashing a net total of 6.7 million jobs.

Kristen Thompson used to work at an upscale Los Angeles-area gym arranging pricey one-on-one personal training sessions.

Now she's a guard at a women's prison in rural Wyoming after spending months unsuccessfully looking for work, even at fast food restaurants.

More skilled and educated workers are filling clerical or restaurant jobs.

That's displaced unskilled workers and driven down wages for people who've kept their jobs.


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