The unemploymentality is a transformative state of mind that is the result of a sudden loss of job. Initial symptoms include spite and resentment towards the ubiquitous “economy.” People in these early stages can often be found at bars and Speakeasys, their heads hung low over a pint. Later stages of the unemploymentality are subtle as it adapts to the individual’s social, political and cultural environment.
You may not be able to identify someone with the unemploymentality until you ask, “So, what do you do for a living?” At which point the person may rant, answer with sarcasm or avoid the question altogether. But don’t count these people out. They’re a resilient bunch. The advantages of the unemploymentality are countless hours that are often devoted to personal expression and creativity, once job boards and Craigslist have been exhausted for the day.
The purpose of this blog is to report and document the growth of the unemploymentlality, case-by-case, as it spreads across the globe in all its glory. Do you have the unemploymentality? We want to hear from you.
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According to Reuters, John is an “online journalist.” He is not. In fact, he has a pretty hard time stringing words together, let alone journalizing. No, he is better known for having poor interpersonal skills, trouble multitasking, a short attention span and an even shorter temper. Before his employer learned of these shortcomings, John was a filmmaker pretending to be a producer/editor in the television industry. Today John is defined by his blogging, chronic unemployment and his hatred of Al Davis. He lives in Oakland, California and is saving his unemployment checks to put 22s on his Mazda Protégé.
John can be reached at: email@example.com
Tania is a self-proclaimed writer, blogger, and victim of the current economic meltdown. She likes indie rock, vodka gimlets, and living in San Francisco. She also likes dancing, but of course, not to indie rock. Before being forced to adopt an unemploymentality, Tania was a producer for a television and web-based news show. When she isn’t blogging, she’s spending time with friends and family, obsessively surfing the web, or much to everyone’s annoyance, doing both simultaneously.
Tania can be reached at: firstname.lastname@example.org