Yesterday I wrote this post about the Occupy Wall Street Movement. I wish I was here today with more clarity, but, alas, I am not.
However, I did remember my husband’s mantra – he simply cannot stand it when someone comes to him with problems and no solutions. So, today, dear blog readers, I will offer some suggestions for those who are occupying. This is perhaps targeted mostly to those who are losing steam with the great movement as the weather gets colder and are now more open to alternative approaches, but you just never know who might benefit from the ideas presented here.
1. If you are sitting outside of the offices where decisions are being made – decisions you don’t like – your impact on effecting change might be minimal. And if you are spending untold hours sitting outside those offices, you might have some spare time on your hands. Why not apply for an internship or an entry-level position in said offices so you can actually talk to the people inside those offices?
2. Set up a sandwich and a drink stand. Those people have to be hungry. You can be a part of the action and become an entrepreneur at the same time. Just think to yourself, “WWSJHD” – translation – what would Steve Jobs have done?
3. Pretty soon you will also be able to sell blankets, scarves, and mittens. Get those knitting needles out.
4. Sell toilet paper. 🙂
5. Sell really soft toilet paper and hand sanitizer. 😉
6. Sell toothbrushes and toothpaste. And perhaps some mouthwash and deodorant. See, the possibilities really are endless.
7. Team up with a recruiting company and canvas the crowds. Find out who really has what skills and help them find work. (If you make a kachillion dollars on this idea, please remember the writer who was occupying her blog and sending brilliant ideas your way – for free, mind you.)
8. Have a friend who can write well? Get them to grab a laptop and join you. You could crank out resumes for the recruiting company.
9. Split your demonstration time with some good old volunteer time.
10. If you still plan to mostly occupy, then make the most of your time there. Pursue a passion. Read books on something you are interested in learning more about. A new career might just be right around the page.
10. It is my understanding that the military is always looking for a few good recruits. Your newly acquired outdoor survival skills might just give you a boot in the door.