Monthly Archives: January 2010

Job interview, aka complete waste of cheapest viagra substitute sildenafil time

I had a job interview for an Account Manager position… a very odd job interview. I don’t really know what to make of it. So maybe teasing out my thoughts into an epic blog post, laced with humor and vitriol, will clear things up. What would really clear things up… having this post picked up […]

Here come the recruiters, hide your long-term unemployed

Three recruiters contacted me last Thursday, all within about an hour of each other. The stars must have aligned just so, creating a world where my resume springs to the top of every job board search for “digital marketing professional.” Does this signal the end of the famine, or the beginning of the famine? I’ll […]

Twittering my life away (2010-01-25)

The growing underclass of the long-term #unemployed… http://tinyurl.com/ydxuz9n # My blog post offering to help Conan O'Brien find work is on cover of buy kamagra tablet Salon's user blog. Please rate it… http://tinyurl.com/ydfev5f # Give me a helmet and millions of dollars and I'll happily fumble the #football over and over # How does Mark Brunell still have […]

Open letter to Conan O’Brien offering job search help

Norm Elrod Jackson Heights, NY joblessandless[at]gmail[dot]com January 15, 2010 Conan O’Brien Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien 100 Universal City Plaza Building 2220 4th floor Universal City, CA 91608 Dear Conan: I’m so sorry to learn of your recent job troubles. Employers can be such a pain sometimes. I know from experience, having been laid off […]

Unemployment fan mail, because we’re all in this together

Unemployment is an emotional roller coaster. One day (one hour even) I’m way up, and the next I’m way down. What triggers the peaks and valleys isn’t always obvious or logical. And even if it is, the level of emotion is rarely warranted. I used to be fairly even-tempered… strange and goofy, but even-tempered. So […]

Twittering my life away (2010-01-11)

#Unemployed people want jobs, but employed people hate their jobs… http://tinyurl.com/yco6a4y # #Freelance #writing doesn't pay. I love when one of my #job skills becomes obsolete… http://tinyurl.com/yjx73o4 # National #unemployment rate steady at 10%, personal unemployment rate steady at 100%… http://tinyurl.com/ye9oqhb # Why do people insist on having very long and viagra canada purchase loud cell phone conversations […]

Temp receptionist as keymaster… keeper of the bathroom key

The receptionist is keeper of the bathroom key. I prefer the title, “Keymaster,” as it sounds much more badass. This is an important responsibility; without bathrooms and keys to them, nothing would get done around the office after about 11:00 Monday morning. But the responsibility requires very little actual work. There is no rationing or […]