5 Blogs for Recessionists

5 Blogs for Recessionists

by Kerry Scott on 9 March 2009

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Looking for something  to read?  One interesting thing about this recession is the resulting explosion of blogs by and for the unemployed.  Here are a few I’ve discovered:

  • Pink Slips are the New Black—if you’re stuck in Stage 2 of grieving (anger), you’ll especially like this one.  It’s always interesting, and usually entertaining as well.
  • Unemploymentality—this one is California-based, but it has contributions from writers all over the country.  The New York version is at The 405 club, so named because apparently unemployment in New York pays $405/week (which is shocking, because isn’t rent, like, $3K/month there?).  They have the best t-shirts EVER, if you still have a paycheck and can afford to buy cool t-shirts.
  • Stuff Unemployed People Like—based on the hit site Stuff White People Like, this one is funny and insightful.
  • Clara’s Great Depression Cooking videos—if you haven’t seen these, you should.  Like, now.  This 93-year-old woman shows how to make dishes her family served during the Great Depression.  While the food cooks, she talks about what life was like during the 1930s, and how her family survived.  It’s charming and uplifting and great way to gain some perspective on what we’re all going through now.

As always, thanks to Anna at ABDPBT, who started the Fighting Listlessness on Mondays trend in blogging. Anna’s blog isn’t about jobhunting; it’s about other, way more interesting things. I highly recommend it.

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Anon March 9, 2009 at 8:44 pm

“unemployment in New York pays $405/week (which is shocking, because isn’t rent, like, $3K/month there?)”

Not everyone in New York State lives in the city. Most of the rest of us would like it to go the way of Ellis Island, but doubt Jersey would want to get landed with them either…

John March 27, 2009 at 9:12 am

I second that. I grew near Ithaca, NY. $405 will take you far out there. My sister still lives there and pays $350 a month for a huge 1 bedroom with a garage for her car. So it’s always seemed to me that $405 is a reasonable amount for unemployment, it’s just that NYC is an unreasonable place to live :)

John’s last blog post..Broke-Ass Stuart: Dumpster diving, volunteer ushering and student IDs

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