Tag Archives: unemployment

“Six Weeks On the Loose in N.Y.”: Eudora Welty Pitches the New Yorker

Who doesn’t love looking for work? Summoning your brio, shining your shoes, lying awake in bed trying to come up with a better answer to “Why would you be a good fit for this job?” than “I’d be really good at it and I’ll bring cookies to office meetings”—it’s all character-building stuff, right? Yeah, no. […]


From Poverty

Happy Labor Day to the laborers among us, with gratitude to those who went before and helped secure our workers’ rights through their persistence and solidarity. Happy Labor Day also to the unemployed, among which number I now count myself. Here’s to unemployment benefits, COBRA, and dreams of a quick vocational turnaround. If anyone needs […]