In the Unites States, keen competition between professional and unskilled people for jobs -- any low-paid jobs -- is growing.
SV Professor working as clerk in Los Angeles
CU Professor at desk (2 shots)
CU Professor speaking......
CU ZOOM OUT Official doing paperwork
SV People being interviewed for jobs
CU Applicant holding form
LV Cab firm sign on building
GVs Cabs in street and lot (4 shots)
PROFESSOR: "Well, I don't mind to do any kind of job. I don't worry, you know. Obviously, I have done all sort of things in my life. But in this case, I've to spend so many years to be trained, is pretty disenchanting. Very disenchanting, to say the least."
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THIS FILM INCLUDES AN INTERVIEW WITH THE PROFESSOR BY NBC REPORTER WARREN LUKE:
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Background: In the Unites States, keen competition between professional and unskilled people for jobs -- any low-paid jobs -- is growing.
Reports say the rising unemployment, compounded particularly by the slump now experienced by the car industry, has forced many professionals to swallow their pride and accept jobs which they would not even think of taking in a better economic climate.
There are now 5.5 million unemployed Americans. This is the highest number since November, 1971.
Many Americans -- business executives, salesmen and others from similar professions -- are now turning to jobs such as driving taxis. And a fully-qualified professor at an eastern college is now working as a clerk in Los Angeles.