This weekend I came upon a gem of an article in the LA Times that described what steps you should take when youâ€™re unemployed.
And here are a smidgen of some of the great tips:
“Leftovers are also great — I have barbecued chicken today, and tomorrow it’s in my enchiladas and then it’s in a chicken salad,” said Marguerite Womack, director of economic and workforce development for United Way of Greater Los Angeles.
Iâ€™ve seen the United Way office. It is next to the Starbucks where a policeman harassed me for looking homeless. There is a big sign by that building around 5th street in downtown and on the building it says: Donâ€™t give the homeless money, because theyâ€™ll just ask for moreâ€¦ok it doesnâ€™t say that exactly, but pretty close.
Hereâ€™s another crumb of advice:
Jessica Hodgdon, 24, was out of work recently for six months. To save money, she moved into the East Los Angeles apartment of a friend, who waived rent in exchange for Hodgdon’s help cooking and cleaning.
I would like to see a guy try that. I would like to try that.
As a freelance superhero my services have been less in demand owing to the economic downturn and while I thought about going into my former profession as a jewel thief, I decided to look into Tiffanyâ€™s (Tiffany is who wrote the article) advice or rather advice that people gave her and she wrote about.
I was only in the adult section, because as I said I am a freelance superhero and my services know no boundaries.
So those of you who have been unemployed what advice do you have other than leftovers and cooking in exchange for rent?
by Browne Molyneux