Posts tagged "unemployment"

Pope Francis: Trans* People Are “Opposing God’s Order Of Creation”

Pope Francis compared trans* people to nuclear weapons. How progressive. [Gay Star News]
A Native American activist is suing Facebook over its “real name” policy. [The Guardian]
The case…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | February 19, 2015 - 6:30 pm

Changes On Rehtaeh Parsons’ Wikipedia Page Are Being Traced To The Canadian Defence Department

Someone in the Canadian Defence Department has been editing Rehtaeh Parsons’ Wikipedia page to imply that Parsons’ father believed that she had had consensual sex with the two boys…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | February 10, 2015 - 5:30 pm

Make It Work: How To Tackle The Job Search Without Losing Your Shit

Losing your job sucks. There’s no two ways around it. It’s a really shitty feeling to go into work one Wednesday, sit down at your desk, answer three emails and…

Megan Reynolds | December 15, 2014 - 1:00 pm

Girl Talk: Unemployed And Unemployable

My life three years ago is sometimes incomprehensible to me. Retrospectively, it’s so absurd that it’s hard to believe that the things that happened happened, or that I tolerated some…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | August 22, 2014 - 12:00 pm

Life After Dating: When Your Partner Is Unemployed

Growing up, my parents were able to provide a stable middle-class upbringing for me, my three sisters and my brother. I can understand now how fortunate we were not to…

Jessica Wakeman | July 21, 2014 - 12:00 pm

Study: No, That Art Degree Does NOT Mean You’ll Be Poor Forever

With the economy in such a dismal state, mocking people with art degrees has practically become a national pastime. After all, it gives everyone else a way to feel smug…

Claire Hannum | November 18, 2013 - 9:40 am

Behold: A Brutally Honest Graduation Announcement For Our Times

Reddit user alyak72 decided to forgo the traditional celebratory tone of most college graduation announcements and take the brutally honest route instead. I’m sure many of today’s college graduates feel…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | April 29, 2013 - 4:20 pm

Girl Talk: Things I Learned On Unemployment

When I entered the ranks of the unemployed, I was full of optimism. How hard could it really be to get a job? I asked myself. I have a college degree.

Lauren Hunter | September 17, 2012 - 1:00 pm

Study Says Women Don’t Date Unemployed Men

As if losing your job doesn’t suck enough, a recent survey conducted by online dating site It’s Just Lunch found that 75 percent of women wouldn’t even go on a date with an unemployed man. Well, 42… | July 2, 2012 - 4:50 pm

8 Tips For Landing A Job Or A Man This Valentine’s Day

Normally, the onslaught of Valentine’s Day ephemera inspires a mere eyeball roll from me, but this year I find myself sprinting past heart décor window installations back to my apartment,…

Anna Sofia Martin | February 8, 2012 - 1:00 pm

Girl Talk: My Parents Would Freak If They Knew I Was On Unemployment

“I’d rather see you strip at Stilettos than take help from the government,” my dad once told me. According to him, the most disgraceful thing I could do was be…

Lianne Stokes | July 27, 2010 - 4:00 pm

Cash & Coupling: Honey, I’m Home — And I Lost My Job!

Your stud may be stunning, but there’s nothing pretty about being in a relationship with someone who’s been laid off. While your heart may break for Mr. Unemployed, his perpetual…

Colleen Meeks | May 10, 2010 - 12:00 pm

Girl Talk: I’m Working 100 Jobs For $100

Creativity is the cure for unemployment. This summer, despite being a relatively successful z-list commercial model and actor in Montreal, Quebec, I hit the Sahara desert of dry spells. Needing…

Aimee Davison | December 17, 2009 - 2:00 pm

Would You Resort To Stealing Your Favorite Lip Gloss?

The recession is affecting everyone. From layoffs to budget cuts, a few money problems are inevitable it seems. But in England, those issues are hitting the middle class so hard…

Bianca Posterli | November 12, 2009 - 12:50 pm

How Unemployment Can Improve Your Style

There’s no doubt about it. Getting laid off sucks. What happens next is the stereotypical lifestyle of depression, daytime television and sweatpants. This may be fine for a week or…

Leonora Epstein | October 2, 2009 - 12:40 pm

Detroit City Council Trying To Ban Lap Dances

Oh, to have been a fly on the wall at the Detroit City Council meeting yesterday. DJs, strippers, and club owners descended on the council, begging to be left alone.

Amelia McDonell-Parry | September 30, 2009 - 3:30 pm

Does Being Unemployed Change The Way You Dress?

Today the Wall Street Journal supplied a helpful article on how to dress and act after one has been laid off. The advice regarding comportment seemed straightforward enough: Don’t badmouth…

Erin Flaherty | August 21, 2009 - 7:00 pm

Woman Sues School After Three Months Of Joblessness

Trina Thompson graduated in April with a bachelor’s degree from Monroe College in New York. It’s now August, and she still hasn’t been able to find a job. Now, Thompson…

Catherine Strawn | August 3, 2009 - 7:10 pm

Are You Unemployed? Blog About It!

It was the first week of January when the CEO of my company called everyone into the conference room to have a heart-to-heart about how the recession would affect our…

Ami Angelowicz | July 24, 2009 - 8:30 pm

Getting Hired In A Sea Of Unemployment

Employment rates reached 9.4% this month—the highest they’ve been in the past 26 years. Great, so nearly a tenth of the U.S. is unemployed, and I’m graduating college in a…

Justine Fields | June 7, 2009 - 9:00 am