Laid off? Downsized? Turn that frown upside down with the latest hit buzzword in this recession: FUNEMPLOYMENT!
What is funemployment? Why that’s the positive way to look at losing your job. It’s not just a downturn, it’s an oppourtunity! (Just don’t try this at home with a onerous debt load).
But out of the smoldering ashes of lost jobs, a burgeoning scene of independent, arts-loving entrepreneurs are turning unemployment on its head and ushering in a new era of “funemployment.” The term became an overnight viral sensation thanks to a widely-circulated June 3 article in San Francisco’s SF Weekly, chronicling the experiences of recently laid-off people who were collecting unemployment benefits and using their newfound time to reassess their career goals, and then launch their own creative businesses.
With the proverbial pink slips piling up and EI lines wrapping around city blocks, more and more Vancouverites are facing similar challenges, leading to our very own funemployment phenomenon.
Full article in this weeks Westender.