2018-09-12 / Front Page

Internet in Bloom for The Layperson

By Ted J. Bloom

Ted Bloom, MLS., MSEd., CPL.,CKMI., NP has been a published columnist in New York since 1999. A CDCR law librarian and instructor with two graduate degrees, some of his credentials include, creating and running a career preparation computer lab for at-risk youth through the U.S. Department of Labor, as well as being a NYS Notary Public, SUNY Communications Instructor, a YMCA Director and a Certified Krav Maga Instructor.  His first book The Librarian's Guide to Employment in the Information Age is now available on Amazon.com.Ted Bloom, MLS., MSEd., CPL.,CKMI., NP has been a published columnist in New York since 1999. A CDCR law librarian and instructor with two graduate degrees, some of his credentials include, creating and running a career preparation computer lab for at-risk youth through the U.S. Department of Labor, as well as being a NYS Notary Public, SUNY Communications Instructor, a YMCA Director and a Certified Krav Maga Instructor. His first book The Librarian's Guide to Employment in the Information Age is now available on Amazon.com.Vigilance!  That term is typically how I end our Internet in Bloom columns here at the Queens Gazette.  However, I could easily use the same term to begin columns for numerous reasons.  For example, are you aware that over 40 percent of New York is at the poverty level?  The same is true for California and the state now has the world's fifth largest economy.  Your favorite news source will probably back these figures, so this information is not terribly new.  

However, www.Textalawyerinc.com is new and surprisingly affordable. As the URL name implies, one may actually pay for the services of a licensed attorney in their state, for an initial fee of 20 dollars, with a nine-dollar charge for additional questions.  You need to download their app and follow their software instructions, such as posting your picture and entering your contact data.  If you are an attorney seeking online work of this nature, they also have an app download for you and offer you pay of about 150 to 200 dollars per client serviced.  Both clients and prospective attorneys may watch their YouTube instructions posted on www.Textalawyerinc.com for specifics.  I do not personally endorse URLs reviewed in my columns, however, how can anyone resist these prices?  Most attorneys I have used in the past cost me about 300 dollars and hour.  What have you got to lose?

Furthermore, in honor of Labor Day, celebrated in September in the US, consider the history of organized labor.  Experts note that about 10% of the US is organized.  This is a historic low point for labor because post-depression figures of the 1940s, 50s, 60s, and 70s had a higher rate of about 35%.  The wealthy paid much more in taxes then.  Therefore, if you want the added benefits of solidarity, such as higher wages, better benefits, and a real pension, a union job is for you.  The easiest way to get into a union I have used successfully, is to seek a government job:  https://statejobsny.com or www.ny.gov or use your favorite search engine for the state or city of your choice.  Hint: Be willing to perform job responsibilities that others will not. You also may have to relocate and be tenacious because the competition for union jobs is fierce.  Vigilance!



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