Living the Scientific Life (Scientist, Interrupted)

Category archives for Employment

tags: worst job ever, massage therapist, humor, funny, employment, jobs, streaming video This video is an interview with a man who is convinced he has the worst job ever. All I can say is this has got to be satire because I cannot otherwise understand his numerous complaints [1:06]

tags: employment, humor, satire, streaming video A new Department of Labor report finds personal outsourcing is revolutionizing how Americans don’t do their own work. [2:23]

tags: book review, memoir, homelessness, unemployment, Cadillac Man, Thomas Wagner The homeless are everywhere in New York City. I run across them every day while riding public transit, while walking around the city and while using wireless in the public libraries. After a few conversations with homeless people, I’ve learned that most of them avoid…

Interdepartmental Memo

Since I am unemployed, I get these notices second-hand, but I am more than happy to share them with those of you who still manage to keep a job that actually pays money.

tags: frugal living, survival skills, unemployment, underemployment, financial crisis I have been barely surviving living frugally for nearly all of my life, although I have been taking this to the extreme these past five years. But now that many of you are also having to either cut back on your living expenses, due to unemployment,…

Well, that’s it. I am in deep trouble now. The one employment opportunity in the world that I thought I could rely on as a “fall back” to pay my rent when all else fails — such as working as a research scientist or as a pet care provider — is now also experiencing a…

America’s Food Availability Crisis

tags: Hunger in America, food banks, food pantries, soup kitchens, food stamps, poverty Image: Orphaned. One thing that the Thanksgiving Holidays has made clear: America, the land of plenty where holiday overeating is celebrated as a social good, is suffering from a food availability crisis. The Economic Research Service of the United States Department of…

tags: satire, humor, comedy, outsourcing employees, presidency A friend sent me this hilarious story, which I rewrote and updated and share with you here. “I just don’t understand why no one likes me,” exclaimed a confused Mr. Bush.

tags: unemployment, humor, satire, streaming video So, you all thought the Streetwalking Lawyers of Seattle video was humorous, did you? Well, after a quick trip through my time machine to the year 2009, I have found that streetwalking lawyers was prescient. [1:28]