I know lots of young people who are going through a very tough time finding jobs after graduating, many of them with high quality degrees and ending up without work even after zillions of internships, but this article in yesterday's Evening Standard really struck a nerve/chord.
Now the bit that really touches a nerve is the last sentence Here we have a fine example of someone on the public sector payroll who doesn't understand or doesn't want to admit that he is part of the problem. Of course it isn't a cry for help. The guy has gone through 25 years of education for no reward, and he knows that the speed that he will hit the concrete is sqrt(2gh) because he is an engineer, and he knows that is going to kill him.
He has also realised that he is not going to get a job worth having because nobody in their right mind is going to invest in Europe while there is a vast overhang of taxes that will have to be levied to pay for the deficits run up by the government, and that isn't going to go away until everyone in the public sector, and that includes the coroner, has taken a massive pay cut.
If they don't, expect many more Dr Philip Elliotts.
More in a similar vein at the Register here.