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Songs for the Unemployed

I’ve been unemployed for the last several months. It’s not a lot of fun. Mostly it’s boring and tedious, because looking for a new job is boring and tedious. There are also only so many times you can answer the question “So, how’s the job search going?” before you just want to strangle the well-meaning person who asked it. (Tip for well-meaning people: If it were truly going well, we wouldn’t still be unemployed.)

In an effort to alleviate at least a little of that boredom and tedium, I hereby present a smattering of songs which should either lift your unemployed spirits, give you someone to commiserate with, or just provide you with something to listen to for a few minutes. Baby steps, people.

Woody Guthrie: Do Re Mi

The Clash: Career Opportunities

Loudon Wainwright III: Times is Hard

There you have it. Three different eras, three different songs about how the economy sucks. Enjoy!

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