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Hallmark introduces layoff greeting cards
Biz Journals ^ | 9-23-11 | Nashville Business Journal

Posted on 09/26/2011 9:34:46 AM PDT by WOBBLY BOB

"They sent us letters. They phoned it in. They asked their retailers, you know, in their neighborhood, where do I find a card that says this?” Hallmark Creative Director Derek McCracken told NPR. “And again, loss of job, like any loss, is a grieving process. And so we have to acknowledge as soon as possible what had happened and then try to support them. So that's where we kind of offer more cards on the, you'll get through this, versus dwelling on the loss of the job itself.”

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: cards; hallmark; jobs; napl; obmanomics
the new norm...
1 posted on 09/26/2011 9:34:54 AM PDT by WOBBLY BOB
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To: WOBBLY BOB

This is a joke, right? What next? Have a happy abortion cards?


2 posted on 09/26/2011 9:36:43 AM PDT by juliej
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To: WOBBLY BOB
Do they look like this?


3 posted on 09/26/2011 9:38:24 AM PDT by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: WOBBLY BOB

4 posted on 09/26/2011 9:38:24 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: WOBBLY BOB

Rush just mentioned these on his show... one of the cards “Don’t think of it as a layoff - think of it as a break between stupid bosses”...


5 posted on 09/26/2011 9:38:53 AM PDT by Keith in Iowa (Hope & Change - I'm out of hope, and change is all I have left every week | FR Class of 1998 |)
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To: WOBBLY BOB

I can’t wait to send one of these cards to the WH after the Presidential election.


6 posted on 09/26/2011 9:38:53 AM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: WOBBLY BOB

“the new norm...”

Well, it is obviously the “norm” if cards are being printed just for this type of thing. I have sent a “thinking of you” card along with a casserole and a pound cake to several people who have been laid off. I know it isn’t much but hope that the person feels that someone feels their loss.


7 posted on 09/26/2011 9:39:17 AM PDT by momtothree
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To: WOBBLY BOB

I guess National Grandfathers Day on 9/11 didn’t sell enough cards.

Hallmark: Always ready to jump in with a card. For a price.


8 posted on 09/26/2011 9:43:13 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius.)
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To: WOBBLY BOB
The Layoff card has the message on the outside.

“Why send a crummy card, being laidoff isn't funny,
if you want to send a gift, send a little money!”

9 posted on 09/26/2011 9:43:47 AM PDT by count-your-change (You don't have be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: WOBBLY BOB


10 posted on 09/26/2011 9:43:47 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: WOBBLY BOB
A lot of people are affected by layoffs. It seems to be a more specific version of a card to express regret about one's circumstances.

At least they didn't come out with a "So Sorry Your Parents Are Gone" card after the Menendez brother's trial. /sarc

11 posted on 09/26/2011 9:46:48 AM PDT by ken in texas (Can't Afford a Tagline... send money.)
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To: JoeProBono
Roses are Red
Violets are Blue
We all think you're swell
But we're downsizing you!
12 posted on 09/26/2011 9:47:12 AM PDT by andy58-in-nh (America does not need to be organized: it needs to be liberated.)
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To: JoeProBono

This is grisly. It’s sick.


13 posted on 09/26/2011 9:47:21 AM PDT by RinaseaofDs (Does beheading qualify as 'breaking my back', in the Jeffersonian sense of the expression?)
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To: WOBBLY BOB

LOL. This is just Hallmark finding a new way to gin up some business and make a couple $$$$$$. They aren’t giving the cards away. This says more about how Hallmark flogs certain days and events to generate business. Grandparents’ day, layoffs, cards for when you just feel sick (and aren’t in the hospital), and then the ultimate, “Just Thinking of You” card for the days that have no special event. Mindless consumerism.


14 posted on 09/26/2011 9:48:23 AM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: Keith in Iowa

Next Hallmark will have a celebratory DADT for newly “out of the closet” military members.

It wouldn’t surprise me.


15 posted on 09/26/2011 9:48:55 AM PDT by WOBBLY BOB (See ya later, debt inflator ! Gone in 4 (2012))
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To: WOBBLY BOB

Is there one for Obama?


16 posted on 09/26/2011 9:49:33 AM PDT by Clay+Iron_Times (Time to make a stand, Sarah Palin 2012)
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To: PBRSTREETGANG

Obviously so


17 posted on 09/26/2011 9:50:59 AM PDT by Clay+Iron_Times (Time to make a stand, Sarah Palin 2012)
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To: WOBBLY BOB
You Voted For Obama Insanely

Hope You Enjoy Your Hopey- Changey

18 posted on 09/26/2011 9:52:07 AM PDT by RckyRaCoCo (I prefer liberty with danger to peace with slavery, IXNAY THE TSA!...P.S. Why did FR ZOT Frantzie?)
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To: WOBBLY BOB

I don’t normally support Hallmark, but....!!!

Send these to WH and leading House & Senate Dem’s!!!

include a few comments about how capitalism works and socialism fails every time it’s tried.
also include:
“Hope you’ve bought enough lobbyists to stay employed”


19 posted on 09/26/2011 9:54:46 AM PDT by G Larry (I dream of a day when a man is judged by the content of his character)
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To: RckyRaCoCo
I lost my job building the intercontinental railroad so I moved to the 57th state to get that three letter word...jobs.
20 posted on 09/26/2011 9:55:38 AM PDT by WOBBLY BOB (See ya later, debt inflator ! Gone in 4 (2012))
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To: WOBBLY BOB

Who knew anyone uses greeting cards these days.


21 posted on 09/26/2011 9:59:04 AM PDT by bgill (There, happy now?)
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To: WOBBLY BOB

Stocked in the sympathy card section???


22 posted on 09/26/2011 9:59:04 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (There's gonna be a Redneck Revolution! (See my freep page) [rednecks come in many colors])
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To: bgill

Somebody has to use the USPS.


23 posted on 09/26/2011 10:02:49 AM PDT by WOBBLY BOB (See ya later, debt inflator ! Gone in 4 (2012))
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To: WOBBLY BOB
My personal favorite.

24 posted on 09/26/2011 10:07:53 AM PDT by TSgt (When in the Course of human events...)
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25 posted on 09/26/2011 10:15:24 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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26 posted on 09/26/2011 10:16:27 AM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: martin_fierro

We now know where Willie Green ended up.


27 posted on 09/26/2011 10:19:58 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: WOBBLY BOB; aculeus; Constitution Day; Charles Henrickson; dead; dighton; Ezekiel; Lazamataz; ...


28 posted on 09/26/2011 10:36:15 AM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: juliej

Actually, I think it’s a great idea. Humor is a great diffuser of trouble. And when you lose your job, a pick me up from a friend is really welcome.


29 posted on 09/26/2011 10:37:02 AM PDT by I still care (I miss my friends, bagels, and the NYC skyline - but not the taxes. I love the South.)
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To: WOBBLY BOB

Gee, dude. You know it sucks...
When I has to tell ya, you don’t get no ‘bucks’.

You voted for me, this I know
but this dude’s gotta have his blow...

Get up off yo’ ass an stop complainin’
I gots vote to buy while it’s rainin’

Cast your vote, don’t do me no diss
even tho’ that ‘rain’ you feel is really my piss.


30 posted on 09/26/2011 10:41:35 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Tijeras_Slim

He was my supervisor when I was working on building the intercontinental railroad.


31 posted on 09/26/2011 11:10:32 AM PDT by WOBBLY BOB (See ya later, debt inflator ! Gone in 4 (2012))
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To: I still care

I think I would be afraid to send these cards to my unemployed friends!


32 posted on 09/26/2011 12:51:02 PM PDT by juliej
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To: juliej; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; OSHA; martin_fierro; ...
I think I would be afraid to send these cards to my unemployed friends!

Me too. Of course, most of my friends are Freepers.


33 posted on 09/26/2011 2:17:07 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows
Come on! We are a sweet harmless lovable bunch with never a harsh word to say!

Note to self: Get taller ladder. It is getting pretty deep in here.

34 posted on 09/26/2011 2:41:39 PM PDT by Harmless Teddy Bear (Can we ask questions which God finds unanswerable? Easily. All nonsense questions are unanswerable.)
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To: WOBBLY BOB
I lost my job building the intercontinental railroad so I moved to the 57th state to get that three letter word...jobs.

As a corpse-man, right?

35 posted on 09/26/2011 3:00:24 PM PDT by Allegra (Hey! Stop looking at my tagline like that.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

You insensitive lout, where were you with one of these cards for me THREE YEARS ago?!

LOL

I did everthing *wrong* back then. To include rejecting well-meant gestures of sympathy from ppl who love me.

I know better now.


36 posted on 09/26/2011 3:17:20 PM PDT by Titan Magroyne (What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving.)
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To: WOBBLY BOB

**Don’t think of it as losing your job. Think of it as a time out between stupid bosses.**

I know so many people of of work, I couldn’t afford all the cards that I would need to send.

A better idea would be to take the $5. for the card and postage, a buy the unemployed person and gift card for gas or food.


37 posted on 09/26/2011 3:19:11 PM PDT by Daffynition (“There are no compacts between lions and men, and wolves and lambs have no concord.” ~ Homer)
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To: Allegra

damn right


38 posted on 09/26/2011 3:23:00 PM PDT by WOBBLY BOB (See ya later, debt inflator ! Gone in 4 (2012))
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To: Slings and Arrows

I hope the marketing/creative director is looking to Nov 2011 and have one for Hussein ready to go...**Losing a job is just plain painful. So I want you to remember I’m in your cheering section ... PFFT!::raspberry::**


39 posted on 09/26/2011 3:26:06 PM PDT by Daffynition (“There are no compacts between lions and men, and wolves and lambs have no concord.” ~ Homer)
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To: Titan Magroyne

Errr...you didn’t tell me you were laid off.

[I know, I know: Somehow it’s still my fault.]


40 posted on 09/26/2011 4:26:01 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Daffynition

A perfect occasion for an audio greeting card.


41 posted on 09/26/2011 4:27:47 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: martin_fierro; AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; ...

:’) Thanks martin_fierro.


42 posted on 09/26/2011 6:41:43 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's never a bad time to FReep this link -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Why, it’s always someone else’s fault! ;o)


43 posted on 09/26/2011 9:01:07 PM PDT by Titan Magroyne (What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving.)
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To: Daffynition

>>> I hope the marketing/creative director is looking to Nov 2011 and have one for Hussein ready to go...**Losing a job is just plain painful. So I want you to remember I’m in your cheering section ... PFFT!::raspberry::**

Oh man, that’s great - definitely needs to be an audible card!


44 posted on 09/26/2011 9:02:53 PM PDT by Titan Magroyne (What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

I’m unemployed. Have been for about eight years now.


45 posted on 09/27/2011 5:13:11 AM PDT by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
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To: TheOldLady

Still my fault?


46 posted on 09/27/2011 11:24:28 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows
Still my fault?

Yes. If only you hadn't published that "little article" about me.

47 posted on 09/28/2011 2:58:21 AM PDT by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
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