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Type of site
Available in English
Created by Phil Edwards and Matt Kraft
Slogan(s) "The Jobs You Love to Hate"
Website http://www.dumbemployed.com
Launched April 2009
Current status Active

Dumbemployed is an English-language blog and blook featuring stories about "the jobs you love to hate". User-submitted entries are limited to 300 characters in length and begin with "At work today" and end with "I'm dumbemployed".[1] A book containing submissions to the site along with charts, graphs, illustrations, and tips was published in June 2011.[2]

Dumbemployed stories are divided into five categories: Bosses, Customers, Just Dumb, Overtime, Weird Shift.


Dumbemployed was launched in April 2009 by Phil Edwards and Matt Kraft.[3] Visitors to the site are encouraged to share stories about hilarious and painful dumbemployment. Anonymous submissions are permitted and users can vote and leave comments on stories.

In October 2011, a Dumbemployed book was announced by Marianne Strong Literary Agency.[4] The book, entitled "Dumbemployed: Hilariously Dumb and Sadly True Stories about Jobs Like Yours", was published by Running Press on June 28, 2011.[5]

A review of the book appeared in the Sunday Book Review section of The New York Times on August 14, 2011.[6]

In June 2012, Edwards announced that Warner Bros. TV has optioned the TV and film rights for Dumbemployed.[7]


  1. ^ "Dumbemployed - About". 2009-04-09. Retrieved 2011-08-24. 
  2. ^ "Life just got more...". 2011-06-28. Retrieved 2011-08-24. 
  3. ^ Hessling, Kate (2011-08-22). "Caseville graduate co-authors new book". Huron Daily Tribune. Retrieved 2011-08-24. 
  4. ^ "Publishers Marketplace Lunch Weekly for Monday, October 11". 2010-10-11. Retrieved 2011-08-24. 
  5. ^ "Perseus Books Home". 2010-10-01. Retrieved 2011-08-24. 
  6. ^ Schuessler, Jennifer (2011-08-05). "Inside the List - NYTimes.com". The New York Times. Retrieved 2011-08-24. 
  7. ^ "Phil Edwards Inc.". 2012-06-01. Retrieved 2012-09-20. 

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