and - that was a typo.."an" and not "and"
spiel - never heard that one before, thank you for sharring. Anyway, using the word speech in that sentence wouldn't be wrong, right?
suffered - that's right Bill I'd rather say suffering..
As for underemployed, I meant inadequately employed, especially employed at a low-paying job that requires less skill or training than one possesses, so that's underemployed, like I said.
I feel that the year 2002 sounds a bit too formal.
have a nice day Bill,