The View From Your Recession

A reader writes:

I posted an ad on craiglist for an $8.55 minimum-wage, part-time person to work at our dog kennel in Snohomish, Washington. The job is not glamorous. Picking up poop, walking dogs cleaning diarrhea, etc.  I received over 245 resumes in just a couple of days. Everybody from the high school kid up to the unemployed 60 year old. It's simply amazing how many people are dying to get even a low paying job like this.