ONE OF THE WORST PARTS of being one click away from people when using social networking tools is you instantly hear about problems in their lives. So while I busily try to put finishing touches on a document that might help retrain redundant workers, two of my friends lose their jobs. I'm also on a cut list, working in a place that could easily be eliminated by a government cutback but most think that kind of decision is two years away. In the meantime, Of this total, €8.3 billion being pumped into Anglo-Irish Bank next month. Another €10 billion will be required for my bank, AIB. To put things into perspective, the banks are getting €21 billion from the Irish taxpayer while the combined health budget and education budget stands at €23 billion. I have to keep my head down, working to achieve results that pay dividends for those wanting a decent third level qualification. But it's hard to ignore the ferocity of opinion online from a mass of people who now face unemployment, reduced public services and chronic levels of debt. Across Ireland, there are now half a million people out of work. And on Facebook and Twitter, it's not hard to hear about people whose career moves involve immediate emigration.