Should You Work For Free?

Yes, at least according to recent studies.
Reuters: Support groups for the unemployed are getting creative as the jobless rate stays stubbornly high, trying approaches from using Weight Watchers-style accountability to encouraging people to work for free.

Support networks have previously popped up after large-scale layoffs. But with nearly one in 10 Americans now out of work, they are becoming more widespread and accepted, said career consultant Alison Doyle.
"The stigma attached to being unemployed that was there in the past isn't as prevalent now," Doyle said.
The August Group, which hosts networking events in the former manufacturing hub of Rochester, New York, holds members accountable for sticking to their job search goals.... read more