Odd Todd
November 7, 2001 5:00 PM   Subscribe

Odd Todd Lost my job and this guy is now describing my daily life.
posted by archeopterix (17 comments total)
The link isn't working, archeopterix. Most aren't today, but only in comments. Try again, please.
posted by MiguelCardoso at 5:09 PM on November 7, 2001

Look in the incorrect address that pops up.... you get oddtodd.com
posted by nwduffer at 5:15 PM on November 7, 2001

Maybe this'll work.
posted by Shadowkeeper at 5:16 PM on November 7, 2001

Is there sound for that thing? I wasn't hearing any sound.

I was umemployed for a few months earlier this year. On day two I complete Diablo, and it was pretty much a drag from that point on.
posted by Shadowkeeper at 5:24 PM on November 7, 2001

Very good, but we must RID THE EARTH OF ALL UPTALKERS!
posted by machaus at 5:28 PM on November 7, 2001

So...ya'know...is this guy, Todd whatever, is he like a Silicon Valley Boy?
posted by Carol Anne at 5:30 PM on November 7, 2001

yay!! i can't get enough of those dot com whiners...

looks like this guy has a shot at a career in animation if he's willing to settle for less than $100k/year. he could probably still play with nerf toys though.
posted by badstone at 5:30 PM on November 7, 2001

Sorry Badstone but there are people a lot more talented at animation currently unemployed.
And dot-com nothing, lots of people are losing their jobs right now. Open positions are few and far between. I've been out of work for over two months now and have no prospects. That's why they call it a recession.
posted by TiggleTaggleTiger at 5:39 PM on November 7, 2001

hey, i hear you. what i'm sick of is all the movies, magazines articles, and plays, that's right PLAYS, about assholes who got into their little pyramid scam, made a ton of cash, drove all the artists out of town, then lost their jobs and are up the creek cuz they spent all their cash on marble countertops and BMWs. sorry, if you lived in SF, you might feel a little bit different about these folks. there are plenty of people who have better excuses for their problems.
posted by badstone at 5:43 PM on November 7, 2001

archeopterix: Let me guess, you were an URL link HTML proofreader? *dodging rotten fruit*
posted by tpoh.org at 6:02 PM on November 7, 2001

The bad news is that unemployment is still pretty low by historical standards. Being out of work for two months is actually pretty normal. Most books recommend having three to six months of savings.

If you're out of work, you really need to spend 40 hours a week looking for a job. That means working on resumes and cover letters, calling past job contacts, researching companies that you might be qualified to work for, and making cold calls. And while you're down at the library, pick up a copy of What Color is Your Parachute.
posted by electro at 6:23 PM on November 7, 2001

Although I thought this was interesting, it seemed like a bad ripoff of Tales of Mere Existence over at Ingredient X, except the ones at Ingredient X are well-written.
posted by mathowie at 6:42 PM on November 7, 2001

Thanks for the link, Matt. Tales of Mere Existence is excellent.

I was forwarded this Odd Todd link 3 times today. I sense many more forwards in my forward.
posted by jragon at 8:19 PM on November 7, 2001

skallas, you do realize that you have 4 more comments until you hit 1337 right? will you be able to continue?
posted by machaus at 8:34 PM on November 7, 2001

electro: I know it is very normal to be out of work for this long, it has taken me an average of three months to find a new job every time I've been laid off in the past. (Three times now, all from dot-coms, I must enjoy it or something...)
Trouble is, by two months into the hunt I've normally got at least a few leads, a little interest. This time there's nothing. Makes looking for a job 40 hours a week kind of tough when there's nothing there to look at.

skallas: it is really scary how quickly savings go down. I was all like, "Oh, dude, I've got almost four month's in the bank, I can stretch that out to last me at least a year. I'll just live like an artist and write my novel." ha ha ha
Seriously though, you know anybody that's interested in kidneys?
posted by TiggleTaggleTiger at 10:08 PM on November 7, 2001

er, "more forwards in my future". Yeah.
posted by jragon at 7:49 AM on November 8, 2001

A huge percentage of my friends are unemployed and not getting nibbles. And these are not snot-nosed kids with marble kitchen counters.
posted by archeopterix at 8:10 AM on November 8, 2001

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