The Scarlet Letter Of Unemployment

What will they think of next? Now, for only $3, you can purchase one of these high-fashion bracelets to advertise your unemployment. LAIDOFFNEEDAJOB.com (that’s seriously the name of this organization) was started by two really sweet looking, middle aged women. So, I’m trying not to be too critical. But, at the risk of inviting bad karma in my life, these strike me as utterly ridiculous.

What’s even more disturbing is that they offer bulk pricing. Who would need more than one? Perhaps you might offer them to your employees as parting gifts? I would imagine they wouldn’t be well-received by those who just got sacked.

But seriously, there are much better ways to market yourself.

Thomas Delorme
Written by Thomas Delorme

VP, Digital Products & Strategy

1 Comment

  1. Kim

    What?! I don’t get the point. Other than pointing out to everyone you pass on the street that you are unemployed, that is. If perhaps http://www.laidoffneedajob.com perhaps…had a job board? Or was a community for laid off employees to congregate and discuss job hunt tactics…I’d get it. But otherwise – this is pointless.

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