The woes of unemployment!


We took this picture off of our docks this morning of all the fishermen on the Columbia River. Yes those dots in the back are boats! Just goes to show you how many people are out of work, they are just not letting it get them down. Happy fishing guys!

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The Internet says ... on Thursday, Apr 29 at 2:37 PM

Boy i'll say! I'm really serious business, aren't I!

gmajan says ... on Thursday, Apr 29 at 5:10 AM

Boy did they open a can of worms with that caption!!!

Dagi says ... on Monday, Apr 26 at 9:22 PM

It not rap festivals, so why you think they umeployed? They just love the fishing! I do, and I work hard also!

bargegirl says ... on Saturday, Apr 10 at 1:27 PM

There was a fishing tournament going on today too. I know for a fact that a lot of those guys fishing are hard working guys that have earned their money to pay for gas and gear. A lot of them are 3-4 to a boat to save money. Go guys.

JustVisiting says ... on Saturday, Apr 10 at 11:58 AM

Caption is poorly selected if 'journalist' didn't get an accurate portrait of the employment status etc of the fishermen. R1682 - no correlation between toys & employment status $482 per week, no benefits, etc isn't living. Barely surviving IMO

Matt says ... on Saturday, Apr 10 at 11:34 AM

What a stupid caption. I was out there, along with 4 working buds and a retired guy. We make a good living, my buddy's boat cost him 30K!, and each rigging, line, rod, reel, bait, runs at least 200$ per set-up. We used vacation time.

R1682 says ... on Saturday, Apr 10 at 11:18 AM

Most posts were based upon the title of the photo. No one made assumptions just elaborated on the photographers choice of title.

rdawg says ... on Saturday, Apr 10 at 5:37 AM

You obviously haven't paid attention when the economy is good. The scene you're looking at is nothing new and I'd actually bet there are less boats out there than ever before due to the economy. Bad assumption on the posters part on this one.

PDXWerewolf says ... on Friday, Apr 9 at 3:19 PM

Yep, some of us work four ten-hour work shifts, meaning we get a THREE DAY weekend! Or as Uhhh said, people have accumulated vacation time

flyman says ... on Friday, Apr 9 at 2:28 PM

and how about those of us who work weekends 3 weekdays 50-60 hours a week. sounds like a pitty party to me.

Uhhh says ... on Friday, Apr 9 at 1:50 PM

Who says all these fisherman are "unemployed?" Salmon runs just started, people have accumulated vacation time, why not use some and have some fun on the river?

R1682 says ... on Friday, Apr 9 at 1:27 PM

How does one on unemployment afford a multi thousand dollar boat and the resources to run it??

drewy says ... on Friday, Apr 9 at 11:27 AM

Lorcar, maybe you ought to get a better job...

Shawn says ... on Friday, Apr 9 at 11:25 AM

I don't think you pay for my unemployment lorcar.

Shawn says ... on Friday, Apr 9 at 11:23 AM

You don't pay for unemployment lorcar.

lorcar says ... on Friday, Apr 9 at 11:04 AM

Its nice to know the unemployed who make more than me on unemployment are enjoying themselves at my expense.

lee98632 says ... on Friday, Apr 9 at 9:18 AM

The good ol, hey I can't buy food, I'll get it myself :) I bet the department of fish and wildlife has seen a boost in its sales of fish licenses.

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