My thoughts are tied to people of Japan who are dealing with the aftermath of the 8.9 magnitude earthquake. Apparently, all of the trains throughout the country were shut down so people ended up walking home as opposed to taking their normal subway or commuter train home. One friend's family member in Tokyo had a 12 hour trip to get home last night and the night time temperatures were below 40 degrees, so not the best time of year to have to walk home.
As a public employee now, I am finding the debates on public employee benefits are hitting close to home. Yet, as someone new to the ranks, I don't have this huge expectation, somewhat like Social Security. I will be interested to see how my views on this change as I continue on in my career and my stay with the City or government for that matter increases. Having experience in the private sector has taught me a lot of things and it's a good perspective to have.