J-O-B

Because you had a bad day

You’re taking one down
You sing a sad song just to turn it around
You say you don’t know
You tell me don’t lie

You work at a smile and you go for a ride…

With job classes being offered at a plethora of Seattle Public Library branches and an increase in usage by patrons that have been laid-off, let go, or fired, sometimes you need a break from the resume writing and the job searching. Being a Lord or Lady of Leisure requires some down time to chill out from freaking out. Here are a couple entertaining movies in our collection that bring a bit of comedy to ease and on the upside it’s free!fired

After getting fired from a Woody Allen play, actress Annabelle Gurwitch turns to those around her. From family, friends and acquaintances both in and out of Hollywood, getting fired is something everyone seems to have experienced. Both in documentary and written form, Fired! gives you humor and an in-depth look at an all too familiar situation effecting those all across America.

elizabethtownIn the movie Elizabethtown, Drew Baylor, played by Orlando Bloom, has just gone through what some might call an epic fail. With an exercise bike, a giant kitchen knife, and duct tape he begins his next goal. But when his sister calls to tell him their father is dead, he even fails at killing himself. Now it’s off to Elizabethtown to put his father to rest and hope that the in-laws don’t foil his mother’s plans of cremation. On a red-eye flight from Oregon to Kentucky he will experience a different sense of turbulence in the intrepid flight attendant Claire, played by Kirsten Dunst, and his family waiting to change his idea of who his father was.outsourced

When Todd Anderson’s job gets outsourced to India, he is sent to train his own replacements and teach them how to sound American. Outsourced takes us from the rain-filled tech savvy city of Seattle to a bustling and bewildering India. Todd finds that by rejecting the life India has to offer all he does is lose, but when Asha starts to show him the magic of all that’s around him he starts to fall in love in more ways than one.

If you want to get to know a real life Lady of Leisure, check-out Keri Robinson’s blog: Ladies and Lords of Leisure. I find her hilarity a much needed fixation even for those of us without a pink slip.

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5 Responses to J-O-B

  1. Linda J. says:

    A great selection of movies once again, Kara. Thanks!

  2. Wally says:

    How about Office Space? Great comedy about a really dysfunctional office – makes you want to never work in a cubicle again!

  3. Kara says:

    Office Space is a classic! I’ve used the “Where’s my stapler?” line on a number of occasions!

  4. Gerard Saylor says:

    I was unemployed when I saw OFFICE SPACE. I was one of the lucky few to see it in the theater.

  5. Thank you a.) for those song lyrics, which I never could quite catch when I heard the song on the radio, and b.) for what three excellent-sounding movie suggestions!

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