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    :: Monday, May 05, 2008 ::

    A sign of the economic times - By Susan Flynn, The Salem News, MA
    Mike Desclos figured he had nothing to lose because he had so much to lose.

    Out of work and with creditors calling, the union carpenter from Danvers got tired of driving around looking for jobs, wasting his money on gas and coffees.

    So the 43-year-old father of two took matters into his own hands. He grabbed a black Sharpie and some poster board to make a sign, which he staked in front of his grandmother's house on Conant Street last month in an act of both inspiration and desperation.

    It reads: "Laid Off. Need Work. Carpentry. Painting. Yard Cleanups. Attic and Basement Cleanouts. Call Mike D. 978-423-9185."

    "I started panicking," Desclos says.

    The small handwritten sign erected on this well-traveled street got people's attention.
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