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Hallmark Prints Unemployment Cards in CHINA for U.S. Unemployed???

Posted: September 30th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Bipolar Blond Momentum, Favorite New Thought . . ., News Update, Ramble, Revolute, Shut the F_ck Up!, Socially Engineered, Standout, That Human Condition, They Said What | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on Hallmark Prints Unemployment Cards in CHINA for U.S. Unemployed???

Whats most amusing about this story isn’t Hallmarks heart-felt grab at revenue – that’s what business does – No, No, the most amusing angle seems to have been missed by mainstream print media – possibly because most newspapers are printed locally !

Hallmark Prints Unemployment Cards in CHINA for U.S. Unemployed - Racking

The – Geez Sorry You Lost Your Job – Hallmark Cards are Printed in China!

In the perfect world, those with nothing to say would say . . .Well, NOTHING! Unfortunately we live here! The world economy – apparently – is in termoil, a nudge over 9% of Americans are unemployed, the Greeks are about to fold – while the rest of the EU wonders wtf is coming – China has discovered it’s own source of minerals, making the Australians and Canadians rethink their debts as well as rendering any budget surplus as theoretical, and the UK government now owns more banks than the Swiss!? In a sign of the times, Greetings card giant Hallmark has put out a new line of cheer-your-buddy-up greeting cards. UNEMPLOYMENT CARDS! In an attempt to boost sales and cheer up a nation on it’s knees, someone at – not in China, they don’t have unemployment – Hallmark has come up a new demographic that, in America, is second only in size to “People Who Have Birthdays.” It may sound like a grand idea in a marketing department . . . on the street though ~ how in g_ds name do you send your friend a Happy Unemployment Card?

Hallmark Prints Unemployment Cards in CHINA for U.S. Unemployed - Don't Worry

Ironically Hallmark has left it’s release of Unemployment Cards a little late for the U.S workers it sacked in 2008-2009 to move it’s printing offshore – to China. The company – who’s turnover was $US4.4 billion last year – did not comment at time of publication.

A Hallmark spokesperson told AFP that they won’t be the strongest sales performers, but the unemployment cards will “meet a relevant and niche consumer need” Perhaps Hallmark is planning another round of sackings?If your a Hallmark employee prepping for a big redundancy payout, got-over-it, your getting a card!

Hallmark Prints Unemployment Cards in CHINA for U.S. Unemployed - It's Hard

The only other words that seem appropriate are;

a picture is worth a thousand words

Hallmark Prints Unemployment Cards in CHINA for U.S. Unemployed - Lemon

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Hallmark Prints Unemployment Cards in CHINA for U.S. Unemployed - One Day

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Hallmark Prints Unemployment Cards in CHINA for U.S. Unemployed - Stacey

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Hallmark Prints Unemployment Cards in CHINA for U.S. Unemployed - Traditional Card - Cat

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Hallmark Prints Unemployment Cards in CHINA for U.S. Unemployed - Traditional Card - Losing Your Job

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