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Monday, February 04, 2008

Unemployment Week 3 - Out of the Box

Today I spent an hour being on hold with, and then disconnected by, the New Jersey Department of Labor's voice mail system, it seems like by the time I get my unemployment money I may well have returned to the workforce!

So far there do seem to be a lot of jobs ad out there for work in my field.
I'm reading through them and applying to 'em one by one.
Just now I saw two job ads in a row requesting someone that "thinks outside the box."

Ummm... Job ad writer guys? I have a message for you:
The 1980's just called, they want their clever catch phrase back.
I might go so far as to say that out of the box practically IS today's box. So uninspiring.

Anyway back to it! Looking for a job is my job these days and for once I can't afford to slack too much. Also I've got another batch of cinnamon buns in the works and I need to go check on them.


At 12:43 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hard to imagine someone in an interview actually using that phrase with a straight face.

Good luck with the job search!

At 11:39 AM, Blogger PsychoToddler said...

(affecting a Strong Bad voice): Out of the Box?? OUT OF DE BOX?! Man, I'm so out of the box, I'm like, practically BEHIND the box. I'm partially obscured by the box! I'm so out of the box it's like I'm back IN the box!

At 11:43 AM, Blogger Jack Steiner said...

I color outside the lines.

At 1:31 PM, Blogger Holy Hyrax said...

I tear mattress labels off.

At 4:53 PM, Blogger SaraK said...

I don't know what you do, but we have some job openings where I work. Feel free to e mail me skruger14[at]hotmail[dot]com

At 7:11 AM, Blogger Baila said...

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At 7:13 AM, Blogger Baila said...

When they interview you and let you know what the salary is, ask, "Where's the beef?"

At 12:43 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

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At 12:50 AM, Blogger Gila said...

Oh my...flashbacks to my time at MBNA. "Think outside the box!" All day, every day.

I think I need a valium.

At 12:45 PM, Blogger Looking Forward said...


just like old times... save for the fact that all the clever commenters a gone.

Wont you please inject the thread with some precious wit?

we miss you.

(sorry to be so very off topic.)

At 11:03 AM, Blogger Jameel @ The Muqata said...

I'm sure something will work out soon...you can't bake forever!

At 8:45 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am reminded of a cartoon a colleague has outside here door. The picture is a goldfish with a mask and snorkel on. The fish is propped up by its fins on the edge of a fisshbowl, with the end of the dnorkel in the water. The caption is "Think outside the bowl."

At 12:53 AM, Blogger Holy Hyrax said...

>I'm sure something will work out soon...you can't bake forever!


Quiet you fool. She is likely to take that as a challenge

At 7:04 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


At 4:23 PM, Blogger Holy Hyrax said...

uh oh,

Now Shifra is in trouble with the Chinese mob

At 10:27 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

旅費が浮くどころか遊びまくったよヽ( ・∀・)ノ

At 6:48 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

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At 12:48 PM, Blogger AMSHINOVER said...

Jersey Labor?
shiffy email me ASAP amshinover@gmail.com

At 9:49 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

金持ちってスゲー( ゚д゚)ポカーン

At 4:51 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

ちょww 普通のロー○。ンをあんな風に使うなんてどういうテクしてんだよww

At 3:55 PM, Blogger AMSHINOVER said...

ive never met anyone who thinks outside the box

have you?


At 9:58 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

まさか家のエレベーターでフ ェ ラされるなんて思ってなかったよ。。ww
「ここでフ ェ ラさせてくれたらもっと報 酬あげるよ♪」

At 3:01 AM, Blogger Jack Steiner said...


At 4:52 PM, Blogger Jack Steiner said...

Ok, all the Asian entries failed to catch your eye, so how about this?

At 2:19 AM, Blogger Rebecca said...

Pippa's Song

The year's at the spring,

And day's at the morn;

Morning's at seven;

The hillside's dew-pearled;

the lark's on the wing;

The snail's on the thorn;

God's in his heaven

All's right with the world!

~~~by runescape money


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