Underemployed take the day off! July first, the website free press release shows the way in celebrating Nationwide Unemployment Day. The U.S. Respects vets, infantrymen, Mothers and Fathers, so revering the Jobless became important for under-employed blog writers Sue Wolf and Nick La Penna.
Their call to action is straightforward : Buy American, make a job, shine a light on the jobless, start a unwaged Twitter parade or take an Out-of-Work person to lunch. This semi-official holiday started out as a joke in 1997. Legend has it that 2 unemployees decided it was pointless to hunt for work close to the July 4th vacation. The couple took the day off from being unemployed and went to the beach to consume ice cream and booze. Today the breadline is on the web. That might be why there isn't any official recognition of the anniversary. The deterred employees, the 99ers and those slightly attached to the work force are often invisible.
As unemployment numbers continue to change, the talk from Main Street to The Street, TV Aficionados to Pennsylvania Avenue is : roles roles roles. “Next to age, weight, and number of previous lovers, unemployment figures might be the most controversial and undercounted statistics in the country,” jokes La Penna. The creators of iget2work, wish to recognise State Unemployment Day (a not-in-Wikipedia vacation) in a big style this year. “Everyone in the jobless Twittersphere wants to do something amazing on National Unemployment Day, but nobody has any money! Arranging the unemployed is like herding cats.” quips Wolf. Wolf and La Penna agree that being unemployed is not an occasion for laughing, but they grew bored with drowning in their tears over greasy foods. So the two pals get up every day and provide inspiration to dejected workers.
They post a regular dose of ‘Before They Were Famous,’ write unemployment jokes, add videos to the Unwaged Quilt Project and peddle their film about the Jobless. Buddies, family and Twitter fans have acquired books, trinkets and a fridge utilizing the Amazon box (lower left, front page thanks for your support), that has yielded the team a good double-digit revenue from the site. Wolf announces “Success for this deserved vacation will be awareness for the underemployed. Have us on your radio or TV show. Feature us in your blog or newspaper. We take the heartbeat of the unemployed each day. I've been an out-of-work expert since the Time I went independent in the arts! Now the whole world lives like a dancer / frontman / actor / director … Frugally and in sweatpants!” As iget2work approaches its anniversary (8 / eight / 08) La Penna and Wolf remember their founding mission was ‘Find your best work life ‘ which swiftly became ‘Comedy for the Unemployed or Fed Up. ‘ La Penna asserts, “We never wished to create an Unemployment Counter, but probabilities are, by the end of this year’s Nationwide Unemployment Day, more will join the ranks of reluctant revelers.” Wolf adds “Until there is no need to celebrate National Unemployment Day with any nonsense, we are going to continue to dispense humour, information and stories to the millions of Unemployed Workers the world is attempting to ignore.
Always Remember. But let’s have some fun on the way and buy American, make a job or shine a light on the jobless.” Sue Wolf ; Director / producer : renowned for ground breaking HBO comedy shows “One Night Stand,” “Uptown Comedy Express” and “Lady of the Night” Sue has worked for Comedy Central, MTV, Disney, Lifetime, CBS, ABC, TBS, UPN. Hit programs include “Richard Pryor : I Ain’t Dead Yet MuthrF%ker,” “Legends : Rodney Dangerfield,” “Dinner and a Movie” and “Comedy Central Roasts.” Nick La Penna : Writer / producer whose work includes projects for MTV, ABC, Sci Fi, CNBC, ShopNBC, CBS, Food Network, USA Networks, Family Channel, TBN, VH1, A&E, Fox and World Syndication, including the pop culture hits “Lifestyles Of The Wealthy And Famous,” “Runaway with the Wealthy and Famous” and “Celebrity, Fortune and Romance.” Email us at iget2work (at) iget2work (dot) com for further contact information or call our agent : Jim Kellem : 1-818-980-2093 at JKA Talent Agency.