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FUnEMPLOYMENT: A.K.A 'Jobbus Interruptus' [Kindle Edition]

Jayne Grey , Shaun Bengtson , Robert Fulton , Jeremy Center
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)

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Book Description

There was nothing accidental about Gil Chards…

While job hunting using his computer, Lexi Fulton inadvertently discovers the massive deceit and infidelity of her live-in boyfriend, complete with secret annulments, multiple Thai fiancés, and a current online dating profile. Lexi applies her tech skills in a wickedly creative way that would make any woman who’s ever been cheated on swell with pride as she (ahem!) modifies his overused Personal’s account and broadcasts his newly creepy profile to thousands of would-be dates.  

Frustrated by her inability to solve her professional situation during a national economic downfall, Lexi decides to jump start her personal life and join her other single friends in the adventures of online dating.

Enter the friends, all connected in less than three degrees of Kevin Bacon thanks to Match.com and the California Department of Unemployment. The ensuing story is about redefining one’s identity (sans corporate resume) during what many would consider a financial catastrophe.  

Come along for a fun and sometimes snarky ride through a series of interwoven mini-stories complete with fake profiles, crooked boob jobs, naked hot tubbing, cartwheels on the 49er infield, unexpected pregnancy, covert toilet paper jobs, ridiculously expensive shoes, bad manners, really bad golf, and beloved old dogs that just won’t die because it’s convenient. Welcome to FUnEMPLOYMENT.

No one in this story is a victim in any sense of the word … except for the cheating boyfriend.


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About the Author

It seemed like a great idea at first. When Jayne Grey found herself unemployed in April 2009 a sense of relief washed over her. She updated her resume and applied to a couple of jobs online, but truth be told she was in no hurry to brush her teeth before noon. She felt like it was Summer Vacation again and this time it was with her amazing seven year old daughter and a nifty little severance package! "I'm not sure which one of us first used the term “FUnEMPLOYMENT”, however it quickly caught on with my rapidly growing crew of corporately displaced friends. Sure, we were all scared to death at first. That first COBRA bill is a reality check on steroids. Despite the loss of everything material we’d ever accumulated (401K plans, luxury cars and what I like to call “Mc Mansions”), it felt better knowing my colleagues were in the same boat. Besides, I’m not so sure that I would have found the discipline or inner strength to downsize and re-evaluate what truly means most to me in life had I immediately re-entered the workforce. Yes, to me a half-filled glass means it’s time for a refill." So what does one do with their bad ol’ self after applying for every single job on the Internet just short of door-to-door perfume sales? Online dating you say? Funny because that’s exactly what she and all of her single unemployed friends did, for better or for worse. "After sharing some of our collaborative stories about our adventures with online dating and life in general, I can honestly say that very little shocks me any more." Somewhere in the middle of the chaos a promo for "The Office" came on smack in the middle of the nightly news featuring record unemployment. Jayne found herself wondering how many people just like her were watching a show about people at work and yet were about to have their cable shut off? Jayne Grey lives in the historic district of Folsom, California with her daughter and a silver Pug.

Product Details

  • File Size: 664 KB
  • Print Length: 353 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0615545742
  • Publisher: Joey Danger Smudginator Publishing; 1 edition (November 21, 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B006BMC022
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #801,333 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Just plain FUn October 28, 2011
By Aryn
Format:Paperback
A must read for anyone who's ever dated, used a computer, or bought shoes....or used a computer to date or to buy shoes. A seriously entertaining story filled with characters guaranteed to remind you of someone you know...maybe even yourself. With humor and writing style reminiscent of Harlan Coben, this page turner is sure to make even the most jaded soul at least chuckle out loud.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fun and insightful all the way through December 11, 2011
By Rob
Format:Paperback
As I started to read FunEmployment, I noticed that hours went by before I could put the book down. I could hardly wait to see what else these characters would be up to. I truly enjoyed the roller coaster rides of human emotions expressed with regard to the characters in this book and can hardly wait for another book from the author to see what is next for our cast of characters.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars FunEmployment is good fun July 4, 2013
By Fay
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I really liked the characters in this book. I liked the first part of the book better than later chapters. Some characters showed up out of nowhere late in the book and it took several chapters to figure out who they were and why they were there. And when I learned why, for some reason it made me uncomfortable. Like the author had been telling stories about her friends without their permission. Which might actually be true. Nevertheless, I want to read the next book to find out more about them. The take-home message - hard times can teach you good lessons - is worthy. Caution: you may develop a sudden interest in getting hair extensions.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Wandering Story Line July 3, 2013
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In the methods of books such as Catcher in the Rye, this story line just follows the exploits of one woman. The idea is a unique look at un-employment and the methods that one woman uses to keep herself out of trouble. Over all, I found the story lacked a singular purpose but was an interesting study into the modern world.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Only for people with a sense of humor! December 21, 2011
Format:Paperback
I adore her writing. It was wonderful..probably only funny to people with good taste. It made me want to hate her ex-boyfriend. I love the story lines and the best part of it is knowing that these people are real and the ending was the best part. If it was a TV show I would certainly watch. I can't wait to see what happens next. Do it again...do it again!
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5.0 out of 5 stars LMAO !!!! November 4, 2011
By TODD
Format:Paperback
I've read ALOT of books, covering just about every subject and i have never been so drawn into a book as quickly and completely as i have to Funemployment. Maybe it's where i am in my life journey. Single and wanting to be in a REAL relationship at my age is a very real and sometimes tough reality to swallow. Jane Grey's uncanny and outright hysterical writing style and story telling abilities are refreshing and frankly second to NONE. Excercising her no punches pulled fighting style she takes you thru the ups and downs of her experiences that will have you laughing and dam close to crying with her "in the rearview mirror" glimpses into her daughters innocence and really had me looking right into my own ability to see what TRULY matters in life beyond all the crap we call our working life. She nails the on-line dating "life" to a tee and dam those "Gils" who are screwing it up for us guys who are real and want to meet a woman like Ms. Grey who can't possibly still be single !!! Read this book !!!!!!!!!!!!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars I enjoyed this book... August 7, 2013
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She brings us into her life and shares. It helps put a new appreciation for life. We all have ups and downs. Living in her life gives us a sort of metric. Easy and nice read.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Read December 27, 2012
By Tena
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I have read a lot of books and I read all the time but few of them have moved me like this Book did. I loved the Characters in this book they come alive as your reading. It made me laugh out loud so many times. I loved the friendship they had it makes you wished you had friends like this, that had your back and you could talk to them about anything! Plus we've all had boyfriends like Gil Chards or knew someone that did " Douche" This book is so real and makes you believe and have hope again! It's worth the hours you stay up reading!
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2.0 out of 5 stars meh
Lots of spelling, grammar, and punctuation issues. Story read as if written by a teenager. Hailey's dialog was too complex for her age. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Marin
3.0 out of 5 stars Putting the Fun in Unemployment
"FUnEMPLOYMENT: a.k.a. Jobbus Interruptus by Jayne Grey is a light-hearted look at internet dating in your 40's and how having your life derailed by a job loss can actually be... Read more
Published 7 months ago by The Kindle Book Review
4.0 out of 5 stars unusual style
I really liked the style of this book, it is a tapestry of moments in time leading to a larger picture, which becomes richer after each chapter. Read more
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fun Read!!!
I absolutely loved this book!!!! Can't wait for her next one! I read all the negative feedbacks and I say, so what? Read more
Published 20 months ago by JannE
5.0 out of 5 stars Love this book! It will make you want hip hop abs!
Funemployment is a fantastic read. A very honest look at dating, jobs and love. It truly encompasses life and how you really never know where you are going to end up but with the... Read more
Published on July 10, 2012 by General Theory
5.0 out of 5 stars A wonderfully entertaining, lighthearted read!
I was pleasantly surprised how thoroughly entertaining this book is. Once I got to know the characters I had a vested emotional interest in them, and where they were going. Read more
Published on June 30, 2012 by Norm
4.0 out of 5 stars fun read
Fun book, quick read. Easy to relate to the story. Quite a few grammatical errors and typos throughout the book
Published on June 16, 2012 by Kaitlin
4.0 out of 5 stars An interesting and fun take on lemons and life
I enjoyed this novel by Jayne Grey. She had a fun and breezy style that was quite engaging. I particularly liked the photos and the internal links to web pages. Read more
Published on June 8, 2012 by 4 Dogs & a Book
4.0 out of 5 stars Fun stuff!
The book is a little rough at first. But if you stay with it, it's a funny and sharply observant jaunt through the ups, downs, fears, loves and deep friendships that accompany the... Read more
Published on May 26, 2012 by Sean E. Judge
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It seemed like a great idea at first.

When Jayne Grey found herself unemployed in April 2009 a sense of relief washed over her. She updated her resume and applied to a couple of jobs online, but truth be told she was in no hurry to brush her teeth before noon. She felt like it was Summer Vacation again and this time it was with her amazing seven year old daughter and a nifty little severance package!

"I'm not sure which one of us first used the term "FUnEMPLOYMENT", however it quickly caught on with my rapidly growing crew of corporately displaced friends. Sure, we were all scared to death at first. That first COBRA bill is a reality check on steroids. Despite the loss of everything material we'd ever accumulated (401K plans, luxury cars and what I like to call "Mc Mansions"), it felt better knowing my colleagues were in the same boat. Besides, I'm not so sure that I would have found the discipline or inner strength to downsize and re-evaluate what truly means most to me in life had I immediately re-entered the workforce. Yes, to me a half-filled glass means it's time for a refill."

So what does one do with their bad ol' self after applying for every single job on the Internet just short of door-to-door perfume sales? Online dating you say? Funny because that's exactly what she and all of her single unemployed friends did, for better or for worse.

"After sharing some of our collaborative stories about our adventures with online dating and life in general, I can honestly say that very little shocks me any more."

Somewhere in the middle of the chaos a promo for "The Office" came on smack in the middle of the nightly news featuring record unemployment. Jayne found herself wondering how many people just like her were watching a show about people at work and yet were about to have their cable shut off?

Jayne Grey lives in the historic district of Folsom, California with her daughter and a silver Pug.


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