Lyndon Dees

Recently laid off worker

Lyndon Dees was laid off from his consulting job in August of 2009.  He's been working part time jobs since to support his family.

Lyndon Dees appears in the following:

Takeaway Listeners Give Thanks

Thursday, November 24, 2011

This Thanksgiving, we want to know what you are thankful for. We speak with two listeners who we have talked to before. Both were hit hard by the recession, and ask them what is worth giving thanks for this year. Cynthia Norton recently found a job as a caregiver after spending months unemployed. Last year at this time, she was sitting in a park with her dog wondering where she would go. She had no home, no income, and felt helpless. This year, Norton will be having dinner with the landlord of her new home. Lyndon Dees is still seriously underemployed.

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Listening to the Stories of the Long-Term Unemployed

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

We have been hearing stories of struggles in the job market and small triumphs this week on The Takeaway. We’re asking listeners to tell us their stories of how unemployment has affected their lives. 


Listeners Describe A Tumultuous Economic Year

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

All week long we're talking with some of our favorite guests from the past year about the year that was, and what they foresee in the year ahead. Today, we discuss the economy. According to some financial reporters and analysts, the economy is on a slow, gradual upswing. But is this upswing something non-analysts are feeling?


Giving Thanks in Tough Economic Times

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

It's the day before Thanksgiving, and with the nation’s unemployment rate at 9.6 percent, many Americans are facing a difficult holiday season. Lyndon Dees, a listener from Stillwater, Oklahoma, knows what tough times are like. Lyndon lost his job in August, 2009, and has yet to find a new position.


What Does it Mean to be a Middle Class American?

Monday, September 27, 2010

For many years, an integral part of the American dream has involved making it to the middle class. We associate the phrase with steady, secure work, home ownership and providing for a comfortable — if not lavish — lifestyle for our family. But has middle class America fundamentally changed since the Great Recession hit? Do people that once saw themselves as solidly middle class see themselves differently now?

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