What's So Funny About Unemployment?

A funny little unemployment blog for your (un) enjoyment

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The End?

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It’s been a long time since I posted here at WSFAU, for a variety of reasons.

Such as: Last January, I was very sick. As in, the ER doctor told me I could have died. Thankfully, I didn’t die. But I did spend a week in the hospital. And I’ve had to see doctors and take drugs and lab tests regularly ever since then. But I feel much, much better now, thanks.

And after years of blogging about unemployment, I tired of blogging about unemployment. So I did other things. I worked part-time, I looked for other job opportunities, I kept going to Toastmasters and serving on the board of the Friends of the Ferndale Library. Last month, I started another blog.

Yesterday, I received a job offer from Kelly Services to be a call center representative for my favorite computer company.  I’m also beginning to volunteer my writing services for a few local organizations. They and I hope the pro bono work will lead me to other opportunities.

So this looks like it may be my final post here. I’ll keep WSFAU up and linked to my new blog, though. (After all, I paid for the domain name.)

“The staff” and I thank you for reading WSFAU and its Facebook page.

And if you’re unemployed, you’re in my thoughts and prayers.


Written by Joanne

August 11, 2011 at 5:32 am

We’ve made a little change ….

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And now we’re masters of our own domain. 😉

The Internet domain “whatssofunnyaboutunemployment.com“, that is.

But never fear, WSFAU readers! You can still reach us at our old address, whatssofunnyaboutunemployment.wordpress.com. WordPress is so nice to forward our traffic for us like that. (They’re such gracious hosts.)

Either way, we’ll still report on unemployment news and views — and one woman’s continuing search for a job in this economy.

Written by Joanne

October 10, 2010 at 10:10 pm

My chance to be a rock star at work

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While we were sitting around the house and watching the Saturday night horror movie show in our pj’s (hey, we’re relaxing after a busy week), a member of our ever-vigilant staff saw a very cool job posting for us on Twitter.

So what is it? Library assistant at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum!

Sure, we’d have to move to Cleveland. But think of it: It’s our chance to be rock stars! 😉

Written by Joanne

August 7, 2010 at 11:38 pm

News I haven’t told you …

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At a party the other evening, a few friends told me they read this blog and liked it. (Thank you!) Which reminded me I hadn’t posted anything in a few weeks. Please accept my apologies for your not having anything new to read here in a while.

Actually, I’ve been holding out on all of you: I’ve been working.

At the start of June, I began a part-time temporary job. I’m working at the circulation desk of one of my county community college’s libraries. (For you non-librarians, “working at the circulation desk” means I’ve been checking books in and out and helping students with various questions and problems.) The pay’s good and I’m gaining experience I need for other library jobs. I’m happy there.

The only thing is, I just don’t know how long it’s going to last. At first I was told it would be two weeks. Then the assignment was extended for another two weeks. I don’t know if this is going to be my last week on the job or if it will go on for a while longer. Such is the nature of temporary work.

And of course, there’s another thing (or two): Since it’s a temporary job, I haven’t quite felt like announcing “I have a job!” here. Although I do, indeed, have a job. And since I’ve been working, I’ve had less time to write here.

Written by Joanne

June 20, 2010 at 10:43 am

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The perfect new job

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I’ve found the perfect new job!

I’ll be doing the things I love to do, at twice the pay of my old job, with full — amazing — benefits. It’ll be an easy commute, and the hours are flexible.

It’s with a little company called Lirpa Loof.

Written by Joanne

April 1, 2010 at 9:35 am

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It’s our blogiversary!

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One year ago tonight, in the wee small hours of the morning, WSFAU was born.

Yes, it’s our blogiversary. A little celebration is in order.

We even feel like singing (and trust us, we don’t sing that well or that often):

As the vice president might say, this blogiversary is a big bleeping deal.

Well, it’s a big deal to me, anyway.  😉

It’s been quite a year. I’ve gone from here to Wisconsin in search of a job, chronicled my affairs with MARVIN, and searched the Internet far and wide for unemployment news for you. I even received (and cherished) a few comments along the way.

I had hoped I wouldn’t be blogging about unemployment for this long; that I’d be gainfully employed full-time by now. However, I’ll keep on writing here for as long as I’m unemployed.

Just the other day, someone told me something I already knew all along: I’ll have to change the name of this blog when I’m finally employed. Actually, I look forward to creating another blog for myself when I get a job.

Thanks, readers, fans, and Facebook fans for your encouragement and for being there.

Written by Joanne

March 25, 2010 at 8:30 pm

Thoughts on a “jobless recovery”

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Earlier this morning, I saw Michigan’s governor on Meet the Press as part of a panel of politicians and other talking heads talking about the country’s “jobless recovery.”

I only caught the tail end of the discussion (I was coming home from church and eating a late breakfast). However, I tuned in just in time to see Gov. Granholm wax optimistic about recent (national?) monthly job loss numbers actually being down from where they were at the beginning of the year.

Well, she has a job here in Michigan (until her term ends, and then she’ll probably get some other cushy political appointment or consulting job).

I don’t have a full-time job here in Michigan. I may, reluctantly, leave Michigan, if I get a job in another state.

Even though employers seem reluctant to create new jobs — or replace the workers they laid off at the start of this slump — I’m trying to be optimistic that the economy will recover enough to create a job for me, and soon. My optimism varies: Some days, my (job) glass is half-full, some days, it’s half-empty. Some days, I just have half a glass.

But as I’ve been told, I only need one job.

Written by Joanne

December 13, 2009 at 11:58 am