Monday, September 21, 2009


Many of us may be underemployed. The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language (4th Edition, 2000) defined underemployed as:

1. Employed only part-time when one needs and desires full-time employment.
2. Inadequately employed, especially employed at a low-paying job that requires less skill or training than one possesses.
3. Not fully or adequately used or employed.

Here is what CNN suggested for underemployed people: CNN blog post

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  1. Interesting. I thought that "underemployed" only applied to part-time employees. Eek! This means that I have been "underemployed" since 2003. That's really, really depressing.

  2. Thanks for posting Zoe Doe! I truly believe there are many, many people out there with lots of potential just doing quite a lot of other things right now and hoping to find our true places sooner rather than later.