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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.
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Megatrends
8 Featured, 45 Examples:
644,365 Total Clicks
Date Range:
Mar 09 — Oct 09
Trending:
Mild
Consumer Insight Topics:

Featured Examples

Funemployment Fashion
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
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
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
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
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
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
play_circle_filled Positive Job Loss Flicks
Positive Job Loss Flicks
‘Lemonade' Celebrates the Opportunity of the Recession
If you’re someone who got laid off during the height of the recession, it’s easy to be angry, but when life gives you lemons, you should make lemonade. Discussing the job loss of 70,000 advertising and… MORE
University Discounts for Jobless Alums
University Discounts for Jobless Alums
St. John's Gives 50% Off Tuition for Laid-Off Grads
Alumni of St. John's University in New York who have lost their jobs in the last six months have something to smile about: A 50% discount on grad school tuition at their alma mater. The discount, which… MORE

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