Tag Archives: Unemployment

Mission Accomplished

Mission accomplished. Those two words stick in my head lately, as I speak to the world from the bow of my aircraft carrier, the USS Kitchen Table. Navy SEALs, with an assist from the CIA, recently killed public enemy number one. They put a bullet through his head and dumped his body in the best deal on viagra North […]

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 […]

The recession is over, but high unemployment remains

The Great Recession is over. At least that’s what everyone keeps telling me. The S&P 500 gained 15.2% from April to June for its best quarter since the fourth quarter of try kamagra for free 1998. Retail sales rose 2.7% in August. Existing home sales rose 7.2% in July from a year earlier, to a two-year high. Happy days […]

Unemployment makes me hate babies (and probably other small, cute things)

I hate babies, and I’m a terrible person. At least that’s how I felt Friday evening on a sidewalk in midtown, when I turned down a charity collecting money for babies. The conversation didn’t progress far enough to reveal what about babies needed funding. They could have been a charity that gives tiny Rolexes and […]

Unemployment is the buy cialis tadalafil new Dengue Fever

It’s the slacking hour once again – that time of day when you should be doing something productive but you’re not, and you don’t care. Maybe you’ve been hard at work – head buried in memos and Excel spreadsheets – and need a break. Maybe the kids are down for the count and generic viagra you’re aimlessly […]

More adventures in temping

My second run-in with temping came after my first layoff. I was toiling in obscurity, waiting to see what grandiose opportunity would present itself next. The internet bubble had just popped, and those who chased fast lives and huge windfalls were slinking back to the relative security of big corporations everywhere. The collective grovelling was […]

Unemployed and going to a weekday matinee

A weekday afternoon movie is possible when unemployed. But it’s about the most depressing unemployment experience you can pay for, even if the movie’s good.

Layoff Survival Guide

“Layoff Survival Guide” was a panel discussion I recently attended. This blog article outlines the unemployment tips I learned.

Unemployment isn’t what it used to be

Unemployment isn’t measured like during The Great Depression. Current figures should higher. This blog article compares and decides which recession is worse.