Oh, horrible ... I'd probably flunk out.
There are just less federal and state funds trickling down and coming into this area.
It doesn't surprise me because, all the way across southern Minnesota, there are a lot of timber bridges built in the 1940s and '50s
Those are the ones we're having a lot of problems with because the timber pilings are rotting out.
It's the same old story of dwindling funds
The standards haven't changed, but we're taking a little bit more of a conservative approach than we did
We have more sets of eyes and better tools for gathering data.
But we're encouraging township and county administrators to start looking at this one or that one.
Driving treated timbers in the ground was the economical way to build them in the '50s
They're all getting to the end of their lives and are coming to the forefront as the next chunk of bridges that need to be tackled.
If you go down to people 22 or 23 years old now, they don't feel quite as disillusioned
Who knows what's going to happen? I feel like my job could be stripped away from me at any moment, so I have to be very thoughtful
Those of us who were nega�tively affected by the economy are faced with the consequences of a lost three or four years
That amount of time grew from five to 10 years, to longer than that, to maybe impossible
I think that's a new type of thing.
I wasn't strong enough to say, 'What!'?
We do expect to get this boost in terms of replacement job openings
You'd just hang your head when you walked in
They understood. The signal was coming out from society. It's amazing to me at least, how easily people adjust to whatever the current situation is.
I can look back and think OK that was awful and such a hard struggle, but I'm so happy with where I am now because of it
It makes you appreciate it that much more.
Oh my gosh, this is going to be perfect
The longer this goes on, and the longer they're not attached to something meaningful -- and there's a lot of young people who still aren't -- then they're wasting their human resource investment, which is their education
My self-esteem was just blown. I said, 'I give up. I'm going to take care of babies. This is my life. OK.'?
I have friends that still live at home because they're paying off their student loans ... You're chained to your desk. And if you're not, the debt gets bigger.
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