What's So Funny About Unemployment?

A funny little unemployment blog for your (un) enjoyment

Dear What’s So Funny About Unemployment:

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It’s time for the first installment of “Dear WSFAU,” our new feature where our staff gives advice to the job lorn:


I see from your last entry that you were about to attend your high school reunion. How brave of you, going to your high school reunion when you don’t have a job to talk about! I too am unemployed and have been invited to my class reunion this summer – but I’m too embarrassed to go! I wish I had your nerve!



Dear Embarrassed:

First of all, you think we’re brave? Ha! If the WSFAU staff let our jobless status keep us from going to summer parties, we would have spent these last two summers cooped up and bored at WSFAU HQ. (And believe us, summers can get really hot here inside WSFAU HQ.)

Secondly, don’t be embarrassed about your jobless status, Embarrassed.  Whether it’s at a backyard barbeque, your friend’s kid’s high school graduation party, a family wedding, the high-octane fuel-injected crowd at the Woodward Dream Cruise, or, yes, your high school class reunion, your old friends will just be happy to see you this summer. They won’t really care about your lack of a job. Heck, in this economy, some of them may not even have jobs themselves.

So go to that reunion. Enjoy the rest of your summer. Before you know it, it’ll be fall. Then it’ll be time to see you at football tailgate parties and the cider mill. (Mmmm. Cider and donuts.)

If you have an unemployment-related question or concern, why not ask What’s So Funny About Unemployment in the comments section? Remember, we care more about you than MARVIN ever will!


Written by Joanne

August 1, 2010 at 10:29 pm

Posted in unemployment

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  1. Think of parties, reunions, weddings, etc. as places to network. Who better than family and friends to help get the word out about your job search or possibly refer you to a promising lead?

    I have to admit, the thorn in my side are kids’ birthday parties. I have a hard time buying a gift for some 4- or 5-year-old who already has toys spilling out of every room the house, back yard, garage and both family SUVs — not to mention all the gifts they’ll receive from the other 30 children and parents invited to the party. I have a hard time doing this when I’ve had to cut back on extras for my kids.

    Bonnie Caprara

    August 2, 2010 at 1:57 pm

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