Funployment

Unemployment & shortened work hours put focus on enjoyment
Implications - In 2009, consumers began to make light of stark economic circumstances. In nearly every industry, people are doing things they would not have been able to while employed full-time. They are seizing travel opportunities, spending quality time with family -- and some are even enjoying poking fun at unemployment.
SCORE: 2.5
Mild Top 6 Examples: 31,205 Total Clicks Mar 09 - Oct 09
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Funemployment Fashion - Irina Blok's Buttons and Shirts Make Fun of Joblessness
SCORE: 4.6
Warm 7,465 Clicks Pub: Jun 22, 09
Funemployment Fashion
Irina Blok's Buttons and Shirts Make Fun of Joblessness
Newly unemployed graphic designer Irina Blok decided it was time to laugh about our troubles and in doing so, birthed the idea for her ‘Funemployment’ Collection. There is an old saying that says, “If… [More]
Lay Off Greetings - RIP Job Cards Offer Condolences For Those Getting Sacked
SCORE: 3.7
Warm 7,579 Clicks Pub: Apr 8, 09
Lay Off Greetings
RIP Job Cards Offer Condolences For Those Getting Sacked
Losing your job sucks anytime, so with the credit crunch upon us, how do you cheer up friends who are rapidly getting laid off work? You buy them a lovely sympathy card expressing your most sincere condolences… [More]
Paid Tourists - $25,000 Job For "67 Days of Smiles" in Orlando up for Grabs
SCORE: 2.2
Mild 4,383 Clicks Pub: Jun 1, 09
Paid Tourists
$25,000 Job For "67 Days of Smiles" in Orlando up for Grabs
The city of Orlando, Florida is offering up what sounds like a pretty sweet gig: get paid $25,000 to live in an Orlando condo and spend your time seeing local attractions with “67 Days of Smiles.” The… [More]
Chic Recession Editorials - Tokion Magazine Features Stylish Unemployed Men
SCORE: 2.5
Mild 6,368 Clicks Pub: Aug 27, 09
Chic Recession Editorials
Tokion Magazine Features Stylish Unemployed Men
Tokion’s fall editorial is a grim reality check as it features male models, unemployed and picketing against their layoffs. The style of the editorial greatly resembles that of the Great Depression with… [More]
Unemployment Olympics - Jobless Gather to Blow off Steam in Laid Off Games in NYC
SCORE: 0.9
Untested 3,278 Clicks Pub: Apr 2, 09
Unemployment Olympics
Jobless Gather to Blow off Steam in Laid Off Games in NYC
The events at the “Unemployment Olympics" in New York City were definitely named in a way the onlookers and participants could relate to, as laid off workers from the area got together for some good natured… [More]
Joking About Joblessness - “Layoff: The Game” Lets You Pick Workers to Be Axed
SCORE: 1.1
Untested 2,132 Clicks Pub: Mar 20, 09
Joking About Joblessness
“Layoff: The Game” Lets You Pick Workers to Be Axed
As the saying goes, if life hands you layoffs, play “Layoff: The Game.” I definitely just made up that maxim, but TiltFactor’s online game has already gone viral. According to GamePolitics, it’s meant… [More]
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