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35 Job Innovations

Employment Developments Inspired by Sun Microsystems' Lay Offs

— October 22, 2009 — Pop Culture
In this turbulent economy, job security is more of a fantasy than a reality. The Sun Microsystems lay offs, for example, will impact up to 3,000 people—that’s 10% of its workforce.

Now, I don’t have an answer, nor do I want to provide one for people in similar situations as at Sun Microsystems layoffs, but, I was inspired to look for some of the major employment and job developments that have occurred. This cluster has everything from songs about Disneyland jobs to odd jobs via GPRS!
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Juicing Employees
Juicing Employees
South West Creative Association Ads
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Bossnapping
Bossnapping
French Employees Holding Superiors Hostage to Protest Layoffs
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32
Recession-Era Celebrations
Recession-Era Celebrations
The Unemployment Olympics Will Take Over Tompkins Square Park
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Odd Jobs Via GPRS
Odd Jobs Via GPRS
Otetsudai Flexible Workforce
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30
Bidding on Employees
Bidding on Employees
Man Posts Himself on eBay as "Employee for a Month"
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Valuing Older Employees
Valuing Older Employees
US Airways Crash Proves Senior Pilots Are Safer Than Youngsters
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28
Mega Terminations
Mega Terminations
DHL Shuts US Domestic Services, Cuts 9500 Jobs
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27
Recession-Fueled Entrepreneurs
Recession-Fueled Entrepreneurs
Former Microsoft Employees Head Out On Their Own
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26
Recruiting Wage-Free Workers
Recruiting Wage-Free Workers
LightFair Seeks Unpaid Employees With Promise of Gratis Entry
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25
Songs About Disneyland Jobs
Songs About Disneyland Jobs
"Weird Al" Yankovic's "Skipper Dan" Mans the Jungle Cruise Boats
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24
Unemployment Olympics
Unemployment Olympics
Jobless Gather to Blow off Steam in Laid Off Games in NYC
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23
Firing Bald Employees
Firing Bald Employees
Woman Shaves Head for Cancer, Loses Job
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22
Sites to Track Employee Efficiency
Sites to Track Employee Efficiency
WorkPoop
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21
Credit Crunch Hits Silicon Valley
Credit Crunch Hits Silicon Valley
Yahoo to Lay Off 1,000 Employees
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20
Testing 52 Jobs in a Year
Testing 52 Jobs in a Year
Sean Aiken's One Week Job
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19
Psychological Career Commercials
Psychological Career Commercials
CareerBuilder Ad Shows Top Reasons to Change Jobs
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18
$10,000/Month Dream Jobs
$10,000/Month Dream Jobs
Murphy-Goode's ‘Really Goode Job' for Web-Savvy Winos
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17
3 Signs It's Time to Change Jobs
3 Signs It's Time to Change Jobs
Career Junction Ad Campaign
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16
Busted For Cyberslacking
Busted For Cyberslacking
UBC Employee Fired for Facebooking
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15
Kissing Booths to Pay Off Speeding Tickets
Kissing Booths to Pay Off Speeding Tickets
Marnie Stern's Rock Star Side Jobs
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14
Gene-Based Job Recruitment
Gene-Based Job Recruitment
Sifting Through Genetic Resumes for the Best Employees
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13
Tracking Employee Texting
Tracking Employee Texting
TextGuard Blocks Blackberry SMS
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12
Employee-Free Store
Employee-Free Store
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11
Job Interview 2.0 With Riddles
Job Interview 2.0 With Riddles
Microsoft Uses Brain Teasers To Hire Employees
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10
Trapped in Self-Service Machines
Trapped in Self-Service Machines
Jobsintown Guerrilla Campaign
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9
Odd Jobs Driven by Diversifying Economy
Odd Jobs Driven by Diversifying Economy
10 Micro Niche Jobs
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8
Funemployment Fashion
Funemployment Fashion
Irina Blok's Buttons and Shirts Make Fun of Joblessness
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7
Slow Motion Employee Food Fights
Slow Motion Employee Food Fights
Creative Christmas Card Video by Boxer
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6
Best Buy Fearful of People Dressed Like Its Employees
Best Buy Fearful of People Dressed Like Its Employees
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5
Career Scarevertising
Career Scarevertising
Jobsintown.de Barber's Cape
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4
Translating English to English
Translating English to English
Maximonline.com Decodes What Office Emails Really Mean
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3
Recession-Proof Jobs
Recession-Proof Jobs
Careers Promising Prosperity and Stability in 2009
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2
Punching Employees
Punching Employees
Slow Motion Abuse as a PR Stunt
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1
Home Office All-in-Ones
Home Office All-in-Ones
The Basso Floor Mat is for Working and Sleeping
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