Saturday, 30 April 2011

Another Clue that Everything is Not OK out there


Fathom this… while we’ve recently read a few articles about the one-million people who applied at McDonald’s fast-food chain of restaurants for a total of 50,000 jobs, to actually visualize this spectacle will likely shed new light on the magnitude of the situation.

We are so often numbed by the huge numbers that are thrown around these days. Millions, Billions, Trillions… eventually some of us don’t even register the full meaning of the numbers anymore. The way that they are often presented by the talking-heads in the media, it’s no big deal. It’s only a number. Who cares…

Well take a look at this number. It’s ‘only’ a million.

Michigan stadium (a.k.a. The Big House) in Ann Arbor, Michigan, is apparently the 4th largest stadium in the world, holding a bit more than 100,000 people (I believe it’s 109,000). For those of us who have attended football games in such an arena can attest to the magnitude of what it’s like to be with that many people – it’s a mind numbing sea of humanity.

Now, imagine, if possible, 10 of these stadiums together, to combine to one-million people! It’s difficult to even imagine or comprehend the sheer quantity.

This is the number of people who applied for a minimum wage type of job at McDonald’s recently!

Everything’s fine out there?

100,000 People

1,000,000 People

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