Media - Media Jobs Daily: Tell Your Employed Friends To Suck It With Unemploymints

"Are you sick of hearing it yet? Sick of having to ditch your vacation plans, don last season's sandals, and skimp on monthly pedicures? Or maybe you're worried about making car payments, paying your college tuition, and you're racking up thousands of dollars in credit card debt. No matter who you are, where you are, or what you do—unemployment sucks."

So "funemployed" intern Katie Wilkes created Unemploymints, which you can now buy for $2.50 plus shipping at

Wilkes, according to her site, is a "23-year-old, frequently unemployed gradute from Lehigh University. She enjoys bargain hunting, happy hour, and sending monthly checks to Sallie Mae." And if her LinkedIn is to be believed, she's on her third internship and was editor-in-chief of her school's literary journal. The market's apparently bad enough that young (cheap) experienced (three internships!) people can't get jobs in media.

At least we have fresh breath. "Tell everyone who has a job to suck it"

Here’s a different idea that uses the current state of the economy to promote a product: Unemploymints.

Katie Wilkes thought of creating the play-on-words product when she realized it didn’t already exist. From there she created the Unemploymints Web site and began selling mints in a small tin case, which states “Tell everyone who has a job to suck it.” You can purchase one tin of mints for $2.50.

While the mints are a novel idea, the Unemploymints site itself provides a lot of useful information to those who might be looking for a job, including a blog, forum and unemployee of the month section.

The Unemploymints Web site notes that Wilkes is a 23-year-old unemployed graduate of Lehigh University who enjoys bargain hunting, happy hour and sending monthly checks to Sallie Mae. She currently interns at an advertising agency in Portland, Oregon.

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