Good advice for those reentering the workforce after long-term unemployment

Read a funny story about returning to work after long-term unemployment

Patrick Coleman has an essay in The Morning News for people returning to work after long-term unemployment. The author gives excellent advice to anyone who has spent the last 99 weeks watching BBC dramas, which he calls the “syphilis sores of the recently unemployed.” This advice includes: “When (coworkers) ask how you are, your options are: ‘good,’ ‘great,’ ‘fine,’ or ‘can’t complain.’ Keep in mind that you aren’t about to start telling them how carefully you walk on sidewalks because you’ve been without health insurance. There’s nothing to be upset about anymore. You have a job! If you’re lucky, in 90 days you can walk on the sidewalk however you goddamn please.” Read the whole wonderful thing here.

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Author: Joe Donatelli

Joe Donatelli is a writer in Los Angeles. He publishes The Humor Columnist.