Murphy's Law

Tom Murphy

Sobering Story

USA Today published a very interesting story about a former Wall St. Reporter, Les Gapay who was downsized and now lives in his pick-up, camping in various national parks around the West coast as he looks for work. It’s worth a read.

Tom Mangan did some research and it seems Gapay left the Wall St. Journal in the late 1970’s to become a Cherry Farmer. In fact the only mention of the Wall St. Journal in the story is the headline.  In fairness to Gapay he doesn’t write about the Journal.

Even with that correction, it remains a harsh reminder of the realities of a downturn.

USA Today link courtesy of Mitch Wagner.

Written by Tom Murphy

September 25, 2003 at 8:15 am

Posted in General

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