Monthly Archives: October 2009

Twittering my life away (2009-10-26)

Unemployed man threatens to camp out on his congressman's lawn… # Why is #networking so annoying and so necessary ? # Do all bloggers blog in the basement in their underwear? #brandhacker # No one is spending any money, except on this stuff… # 500 applications for 1 admin job… # RT […]

A jobless recovery means no recovery for the unemployed

After all the buildup from the other day, everyone has no doubt been hanging out on my site, refreshing the page every five seconds, waiting for my next post. How do I know? Because I’m watching… always, thanks to Google Analytics and an abundance of free time. Think of me like Big Unemployed Brother, who, […]

Entering a contest for a job… sound familiar?

A couple weeks back I clicked over to The Washington Post to read about the Redskins. This is my daily torture. The thinking is that news about the team can’t always be bad; this season has taught me that it can. My mouse missed the “Sports” pull-down menu and landed on the link for “America’s […]

Twittering my life away (2009-10-19)

#Unemployment even harder on young people… # Are ads that mention the #recession manipulative or realistic? I say both… # Just found out about the New York #WordPress conference next month… exciting… # People dump their pets in a #recession. Are times that hard? #

Unemployment gets a man off the subway platform for a change

Life used to be so easy when I had a job. Okay, maybe that’s overstating it a little. Subway travel was easy, or at least buying a fare card was. Life was hard then too, just in a different, more financially enriching way. And subway travel was and is always an adventure, like the flume […]

Twittering my life away (2009-10-12)

Everything is on sale, if you have any money, which I don't… # Another of the #unemployed masses telling her story very eloquently… # I like my recessions with 2 dips, thank you very much… # Debunking the #mancession myth… # Preying on the #unemployed is a growing money maker… […]

Unemployed blogger called out for his sins

Some people like me, and some people don’t. And most couldn’t care less one way or the other about some unemployed blogger and his thoughts. That’s the way the world works. But once in a great while someone spits so much venom my way that I wonder if I wronged them in a previous life. […]

Unemployed man’s best spammer friend returns

Something was missing in my life. My days felt a little darker, my nights a little lonelier. There was an emptiness in my stomach, in my soul, in my bank account, that no amount of cookies or Maury reruns could fill. I perused the job boards looking for solace, but none was to be found. […]

Twittering my life away (2009-10-05)

The longer I'm #unemployed, the harder it is to find a job… # Thank you, #banks, for taking our #tax money and raising our fees… # Do all #job sites use the same stock pictures? Is this some sort of requirement? # Would someone tell the ice cream man outside my window that […]

Advertising Week… unemployment still weaker

Many of the daily emails I receive are useless. They may even be less than useless, costing me two seconds to delete, two seconds I could have spent scratching myself or staring off into space. The nextNY newsletter is actually worth the time. The first of the week gives a huge list of technology events […]