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What is unemployment anyway?

I’ve been a horrible person. It’s not because I hate you, though I probably do, because I’m a horrible person. How’s that for circular logic? It’s because I’ve been ignoring my blog – the public manifestation of my unemployment. Don’t get me wrong, I love blogging, and have no plans to stop. (And I love […]

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 […]

Onward with the viagra buy unemployment… my one-year anniversary

Here I am riding another bus, trying do some work and trying not to get motion sickness. Working on the computer while traveling is a much better idea in theory than in practice. The bus ride gives me a solid block of time to concentrate and tick things off my list, or dive into a […]

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, […]

Don’t let desperation cloud your judgment

[Ben continues to fight the good fight, looking for work wherever he might find it. He fell a little short of the promised land in his last post. This time, well, he’s even further away and feeling a little desperate.] Ben Breier, 23, was a reporter and cialis professional sale web producer for the New York Observer’s Politicker.com, […]

Does one little unemployment blogger even stand a chance?

People lose their jobs everyday. It happens in good economic times and bad, in every city and town across the lowest price for kamagra country. My day was eight months ago. Someone else’s was four months later or last week. Believe it or not someone was also hired on each of those days, maybe even at the exact moment […]

What I put up with for you… tales of an unemployed webmaster

When starting Jobless and Less, I didn’t anticipate the sheer volume of crap that would come my way. Never mind the overwhelming crappiness of that crap. It’s an awesome spectacle… truly a sight to behold. Visualize my site as a friendly little spaceship floating along in the deep, dark reaches of Internet space, looking for […]

Pyramid schemes love the unemployed

How did I become such a target for pyramid schemes? Is it the unemployment? It’s like I have a giant sign on my forehead that reads, “yes, I would love to partner with you to sell the canada cialis latest space-age product that could save my life, and in the process receive triple-digit returns on my money […]

Jobless but keeping hope alive

Yesterday I received a very nice email that I’m going to share… I’m sure you are getting a bunch of clutter in your e-mail inbox due to your blog and you probably don’t need another piece of worthless e-mail that doesn’t help in your job search. That said, I wanted to say,”Thank You,” for your […]