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Man Down, Man Down…

In ABOUT US on October 13, 2009 at 7:55 pm

In more ways than one.

Myself, one half of theunemploychro can not help but feel a little…  don’t really know how to explain it … it would help if I shared some things.

I have a shocking confession to make for someone else (hehe)…Tiff A has a job (gasp!) ummm so one half of the team is technically employed. Dilemma? Not really. Joyful news? Certainly, yes. A little problematic for the purpose of this blog? Nah, Im still unemployed and obsessing over it. I just think its interesting that this whole time we have been hatching a plan to share our unemployment with the WWW, all of a sudden this chick becomes competent and lands herself a job. What is her not as lucky/unemployed counterpart to do?

And speaking of man down, I have been quite sick lately. I came down with something nasty last week and it does not seem to want to let me be…I think tomorrow I shall be a new woman…but I thought that yesterday, and the day before that…and the day preceeding that…

ABOUT US

In ABOUT US on October 11, 2009 at 3:56 pm

We are two 20 something year olds, fresh out of college, who have just joined the unemployment force. We have decided to take you, readers, on a journey with us as we navigate this economic downturn. We are not experts, but are inquisitive individuals who have decided to use this time to rebuild, renew, and reevaluate our priorities, our values, and our use of time.

The unemployment chronicles is a forum for people of all backgrounds who have one thing in common: They either are unemployed or have been (a.ka. everyone). We will be obsolete when every human being finds employment. It’s a personal narrative forum, a place for people to voice their concerns, their interests, an anything that has to do with employment.

Unemployment features articles that range from how the recession began, to tips on how to build your resume, to all things job-related.

The series that we feature are:
1) American Dream Series
Amongst other things, here we cover whether the American Dream is dead, immigration issues, the talent myth, the elitism paradox and more!
2) President Series
We will discuss current events regarding policies that affect you on a daily basis. Times are changing so staying informed is key …
3) College Series
Here, we will have a running debate in which we will discuss the benefits or lack thereof in regards to a college education. Read this to see us both hash it out.
4) Free stuff Series
There are too many opportunities out there waiting to be grabbed. If you’re an opportunist, this section is for you! If you’re unemployed and want to sharpen skills and save, again, this section is definitely for you.
5) Work Series
Here, we will discuss strategies and practical application for all things job-related … interview techniques, how to negotiate salaries, how to write a resume, and much more.
6) Investment Series
Save for that rainy day because in this economy, it’s pouring. This section will feature ways to save and how to maximize your finances.
7) Bathroom series
Here, is a secrets section, where readers can blog their personal insights anonymously on anything job, economy, and school-related.

The unemployment chronicles is not an extended version of FML or a gossip blog. Rather, we hope to gain insight about our world and our relation to it. In that vein, we hope that you, readers, will too.

Thank you!

Sincerely,

Tiffany A. and Ebony J.