Anthony Faiola, Stefano Pitrelli, and Victoria Bisset, “Pope Francis criticizes ‘reactionary’ conservatives in U.S. Catholic Church,” Washington Post, August 29, 2023, https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2023/08/29/pope-francis-us-catholic-church-conservatives/
Fig. 1. The spectre of Death, in the form of a large skeleton, rises with the smoke and flames of the burning Asch Building during the Triangle fire, as people jump and fall to their death. Artist unknown, from International Ladies Garment Workers Union Photographs (1885-1985) at The Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, via Wikimedia Commons, CC BY 2.0.
They’re still whining. But when I apply to places that claim to be “urgently hiring,” I hear nothing.
It’s perfectly clear now. I’m worthless. Rejection is my entire experience with this society. It has hated me from the day I was born and it loves nothing more than to hate me.
Joe Napsha, “Pittsburgh area jobless rate hits record low, but workforce levels remain down,” Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, August 29, 2023, https://triblive.com/local/regional/pittsburgh-area-jobless-rate-hits-record-low-but-workforce-levels-remain-down/
Fig. 1. “A Toyota bZ4X electric sport utility vehicle: EVs currently on the market are fitted with batteries that use liquid lithium-ion electrolytes.” Photograph by Kiyoshi Ota, n.d., via Financial Times, fair use.
Jacky Wong, “Toyota-Supplier Denso Is Ready for the EV Era,” Wall Street Journal, August 30, 2023, https://www.wsj.com/business/autos/toyota-supplier-denso-is-ready-for-the-ev-era-5d839296
- Joe Napsha, “Pittsburgh area jobless rate hits record low, but workforce levels remain down,” Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, August 29, 2023, https://triblive.com/local/regional/pittsburgh-area-jobless-rate-hits-record-low-but-workforce-levels-remain-down/↩