Tag Archives: COBRA

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 […]

Stimulus package makes COBRA your new best friend

COBRA might now be the unemployed person’s best friend (sorry, dog and PS3). People generally associate it with losing their jobs (through no fault of their own) and paying a lot of money (they don’t have) each month for health insurance that they’d rather not use. Who wants to lose their job and pay full […]

The stimulus package passed and I’m still unemployed (wtf)

Yesterday President Obama signed the new $787 billion stimulus package into law. And much to my chagrin, I’m still sitting at my desk unemployed. I thought for sure that the sky would rain $100 bills, all my school loans would be forgiven and the president himself would come by to give me the deed on a Manhattan […]

What it’s like to be laid off

That moment when you realize you’re unemployed