Funemployment – Fun for the unemployed

As the recession drags on, more people I know are losing their jobs. It’s sad and scary, especially for people who have children to support.

But apparently, it’s not all gloom and doom for the unemployed. Some people are calling themselves “funemployed.” That is, if they’re going to be unemployed, they’re still going to have some fun.

Here’s an quote from the LA Times:
For the ‘funemployed,’ unemployment is welcome
These jobless folks, usually singles in their 20s and 30s, find that life without work agrees with them. Instead of punching the clock, they’re hitting the beach.

I have a friend who has been out of work for two months now. He’s single with no kids,  a low mortgage, and COBRA benefits. He saved his money carefully and plans to take his time looking for work…after the summer. He looks relaxed and happy for someone without a job.

So, even though a lay off can be difficult, I hope that people can still manage to have a good summer and enjoy the time off. Have some fun, you’ll be back to work soon.


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