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When we were all in school training was fundamental to all courses.  In today’s schools, it is about education of the government or district’s choice.  During high school, the girls learned cooking and sewing and the boys went to shop. When I graduated from high school you had a few options.  The boys could go to a trade school for electricity, electronic repairs such as TV’s, repairing appliances, etc. , machine training, and auto repair.  The girls went to work at AT&T, attended college, business school, secretarial school, or were hired to learn a skill at a minimum wage job.  What is sad is that the schools should have continued to teach cooking, sewing, and basic auto repairs for both boys and girls.  Now no matter what job you apply for you need some type of schooling or you must take and pass a training course that you pay for to even be considered for the job. In this world with new technology, you now have to learn how to use a computerized register, inventory, and various types of machinery. I attended a business college which has come in handy over the years.  Many years ago, when my late husband and I ran a temporary agency for individuals with skills ranging from manufacturing, assembly, machinists, engineers of every type and computer specialists with many unique skills, one of the most heartbreaking times were when there were recessions and educated individuals could not find employment.  Many people with degrees in political science, sociology, business, social work, and many more ended up working on an assembly line just to have an income. Today, this is quietly occuring again except now there are government programs to help people survive to a certain extent. There are still people who do end up homeless which is truly sad.  In the Good Gus series, everyone had to work.  There were no other options. The Good Gus Series is available online at Kindle, Nook and Waterstones. Hard copies, personally autographed, are available through our website along with past blogs for your reading enjoyment. Coming soon audio and videos for the Good Gus series! Digitizing for all the books are available now!  “Misplaced Trust” is now available on Amazon in e-book form. It is also available digitally at

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