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Wednesday, November 26, 2003
Karen and I were just talking about job hunting, the Downtown Eastside and certain characters. I remembered a story Stan, a job counsellor, told me.
When he worked in a New West job centre most of his clients were former drug dealers. Most had served a stint in prison. They were very skeptical that Stan could help them find any job. But Stan pointed out that they had many skills to offer prospective employers. They had experience in quality control, packaging, security, horticulture, accounting, maangement and logistics. On their resumes, they listed their former occupations as "self employed." Most went on to become very successful salesmen in legitimate businesses.
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