History WebVideo / JobHunters

8th Oct '14 5:10:27 PM RhapsodyOfAWhimsicality
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* '''Tiffany''’ has been in the safe house for a while, but doesn't seem to grasp the idea that when you're killing everyone, you can't be friends. She buys into the whole MAEWIN ideal and actually wants to become the announcer someday.
* '''Paige''' is a photographer and, though brash and snarky, peaceful at heart. Used to taking photos in nature, she's very good at just hiding and waiting, which is mostly why she hasn't been killed yet. Her entire family has died in the arena, so she's willing to take any job she can get to get out of here.

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* '''Tiffany''’ '''Tiffany''' has been in the safe house for a while, while and serves as its one-person welcoming committee, but she doesn't seem to grasp the idea that when you're killing everyone, you can't be friends. She buys into the whole MAEWIN ideal and actually wants to become the announcer someday.
* '''Paige''' is a photographer and, though brash and snarky, peaceful at heart. Used to taking photos in nature, she's very good at just hiding and waiting, which is mostly why she hasn't been killed yet. Her entire family has died in the arena, so she's willing to take absolutely any job she can get she’s offered to get out of here.
8th Oct '14 5:09:03 PM RhapsodyOfAWhimsicality
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* '''Tiffany''' been in the safe house for a while, but doesn't seem to grasp the idea that when you're killing everyone, you can't be friends. She buys into the whole MAEWIN ideal and actually wants to become the announcer someday.

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* '''Tiffany''' '''Tiffany''’ has been in the safe house for a while, but doesn't seem to grasp the idea that when you're killing everyone, you can't be friends. She buys into the whole MAEWIN ideal and actually wants to become the announcer someday.
8th Oct '14 5:07:40 PM RhapsodyOfAWhimsicality
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--> MAEWIN motto

Job Hunters is a [[https://www.youtube.com/user/watchjobhunters webseries]] hosted on Website/YouTube. It started airing in April of 2012 and is ongoing. The series revolves around a [[Literature/TheHungerGames Hunger Games]]''-esque initiative called MAEWIN [[note]]Mandatory Arena Education Worldwide Initiative[[/note]] where college graduates fight to the death from nine to five to prove their worth to employers and eventually be placed in a job. While the premise sounds horrible, it's actually a comedy that makes fun of many of the tropes and cliches of similar dramas.

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--> MAEWIN motto

Job Hunters ''Job Hunters'' is a [[https://www.youtube.com/user/watchjobhunters webseries]] hosted on Website/YouTube. It started airing in April of 2012 and is ongoing. The series revolves around a [[Literature/TheHungerGames Hunger Games]]''-esque initiative Games]]-esque program called MAEWIN [[note]]Mandatory Arena Education Worldwide Initiative[[/note]] where college graduates fight to the death from nine to five to prove their worth to employers and eventually be placed in a job. While the premise sounds horrible, it's actually a comedy that makes fun of many of the tropes and cliches of similar dramas.



* Max: Max has been in the arena for just about forever. He seems to genuinely enjoy killing, and when he's not in the arena, he can usually be found playing violent video games.
* Tiffany: She's been in the arena for a while, but doesn't seem to grasp the idea that when you're killing everyone, you can't be friends. She buys into the whole MAEWIN idea and actually wants to become the announcer someday.
* Paige: Paige is a photographer at heart. Used to taking photos in nature, she's very good at just hiding and waiting, which is mostly why she hasn't been killed yet. Her entire family has died in the arena, so she's willing to take any job she can get to get out of here.
* Devon: The youngest of a long line of doctors, Devon has to live up to his family's expectations. He can either become a doctor, become something else and get disowned, or die in the arena. The problem is, he's laughably terrible at doctoring and has killed more people than he's saved.
* Avery: A former pop star, Avery expected all her life to be exempt from arena combat. Unfortunately, she's washed up and went in as a publicity stunt, only to get stuck when her contract is cancelled. She doesn't have a very firm grip on reality, and is shocked to learn that people "Actually die" in the arena.

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* Max: Max '''Max''' has been in the arena for just about forever. He seems to genuinely enjoy killing, and when he's not in the arena, he can usually be found playing violent video games.
* Tiffany: She's '''Tiffany''' been in the arena safe house for a while, but doesn't seem to grasp the idea that when you're killing everyone, you can't be friends. She buys into the whole MAEWIN idea ideal and actually wants to become the announcer someday.
* Paige: Paige '''Paige''' is a photographer and, though brash and snarky, peaceful at heart. Used to taking photos in nature, she's very good at just hiding and waiting, which is mostly why she hasn't been killed yet. Her entire family has died in the arena, so she's willing to take any job she can get to get out of here.
* Devon: The '''Devon''' is the youngest of a long line of doctors, Devon has to live up to doctors with the weight of his family's expectations. He can either become a doctor, become something else and get disowned, or die in the arena. family’s considerable expectations behind him. The problem is, he's laughably terrible at doctoring is that despite years of study, he remains utterly incompetent as a medic and has killed more people than he's saved.
his other apparent option is death, either by arena combat or by those who would do anything to protect the family reputation.
* Avery: A '''Avery''' is a former pop star, Avery expected all her life star who grew up expecting to be exempt from arena combat. Unfortunately, she's washed up and went in as a publicity stunt, only to get stuck when her contract is was cancelled. She doesn't have Though a very firm grip on reality, loyal friend, she is trusting and woefully naïve, and is shocked to learn that people "Actually “actually die" in the arena.



* TheAce: Max is one of these as a job hunter, so much so that he’s repeatedly offered a very high-level job (which he always turns down, for as-yet unrevealed reasons).

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* TheAce: Max is one of these as a job hunter, so much so that he’s repeatedly [[spoiler:repeatedly offered a very high-level job (which he always turns down, for as-yet unrevealed reasons).reasons)]].



* DayInTheLimelight: The sixth “trainisode”, which, in the absence of the main characters ([[spoiler:who were trapped in the arena at the end of the previous episode]]), stars two unnamed members of the safe house who parody the heroes and inadvertently play into one of the show's [[RunningGag]]s (“Hey, let’s find that arena shark everyone’s been talking about”).

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* DayInTheLimelight: The sixth “trainisode”, which, in the absence of the main characters ([[spoiler:who were trapped in the arena at the end of the previous episode]]), stars two unnamed members of the safe house who parody the heroes and inadvertently play into one of the show's [[RunningGag]]s (“Hey, let’s find that arena shark everyone’s been talking about”).[[Running Gag]]s, giving the viewers an idea of what the central drama looks like from an outside perspective.
8th Oct '14 4:52:06 PM RhapsodyOfAWhimsicality
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* DisproportionateRetribution: The reason Max gives for killing Phil in episode one is Phil’s hatred of “tiny marshmallows” in his hot chocolate.



* EncyclopedicKnowledge: [[spoiler:Tiffany]]—although no one realizes it until the second season, mostly because, as she puts it, [[YouDidntAsk they never asked]].



* EvilUncle: Devon has one of these.
* FamilyHonor: Why Devon has to be a doctor.

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* EvilUncle: Devon has one of these.
these, who’s also an EvilRedhead.
* FamilyHonor: Why Devon has to be a doctor.doctor—his family consists entirely of twenty-two doctors (and [[BlackSheep two lawyers]]). By extension, this trope is also why [[spoiler:Dr. Monroe plots Devon’s murder]], because he’s spectacularly failing to uphold the family reputation.



** In the episode “Dead Weight”, if you look closely at the other housemates receiving job offers, you can see that one of them has received the offer of “Pope”, which Avery was angling for after giving up on resurrecting her pop career in season one.



* ImYourBiggestFan: Tiffany upon meeting “THE Avery!”. Her room is liberally splashed with posters of Avery, and she defends Avery’s music when another character bashes it.



* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Max.



* ManOnFire: In a nod to ''Literature/TheHungerGames'', there is a girl near the end of episode six who flails, burning, across the screen. She's even credited as Girl On Fire.
* TheMedic: Devon tries to be this and fails pathetically.

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* LockedInARoom / TenMinutesInTheCloset: In the season two premiere, [[ShipperOnDeck Avery]] traps Devon and Paige on the roof and won’t let them back into the house “until they’re friends again”.
* ManOnFire: In a nod [[ShoutOut nod]] to ''Literature/TheHungerGames'', there is a girl near the end of episode six who flails, burning, across the screen. She's even credited as Girl On Fire.
* TheMedic: Devon tries to be this and fails pathetically.this, as he is pursuing placement in the workforce as a doctor, but he constantly either misdiagnoses his patients or is confused about what medication to apply, making him hopelessly incompetent.



* NoHoldsBarredBeatdown: What ensues when the restrictions on the Safe House are lifted. Subverted hilariously when Tiffany decides to act as an announcer and sends a combatant to the "penalty box" (ie corner) for an illegal move.

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** And let’s not forget about the shark Max keeps seeing from the corner of his eye thanks to Devon’a attempts to "medicate” him.
* MysteriousPast: Max has one, and the clues (and ensuing questions) just keep piling up[[note]]along with all those job offers under his bed…[[/note]]
* NoBloodTies: Paige, whose entire family died in the arena. And it’s a pretty touchy subject, once played (sort of) for comedy when Devon offends her by telling her she’s lucky that her family is dead because she doesn’t have to deal with the pressure of their expectations.
--> '''Devon:''' “What am I supposed to say? How was I supposed to know your family’s a sore subject just because they’re dead? I hate ''my'' family!
* NoHoldsBarredBeatdown: What ensues when the restrictions on the Safe House are lifted. Subverted hilariously when Tiffany decides to act as an announcer and sends a combatant to the "penalty box" (ie (i.e., three steps away in the corner) for an illegal move.“Canadian ear gouge”, where he sulks while she interviews the other combatant.



* {{Omniglot}}: Tiffany.



* ShipTease: Max is teased with both Tiffany and Avery. Devon and Paige's relationship is moving away from tease and into full-fledged canon.

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* ShipTease: In season one, Max is teased with both Tiffany and Avery. Avery, and Devon and Paige's relationship is moving away from moves through the tease stages and into heads toward full-fledged canon.canon.
** By halfway through season two, the [[PortmanteauCoupleName “Mavery”]] ship is very heavy on the tease, while Max and Tiffany have scaled back to LikeBrotherAndSister, and Devon and Paige are drifting around an awkward maybe-JustFriends.



** In the second season, there are also shout-outs and {{Homage}}s to classic film genres, with whole episodes being made in the style of horror and heist films.
* ShowSomeLeg: In “The Heist”, Avery distracts Dr. Monroe from the heroes’ caper by flirting with—and eventually [[KissOfDistraction kissing]]—him.



* WhamEpisode: Despite small escalations, the plot was still largely comedy-driven until [[spoiler: Avery accidentally shot Tiffany.]]
* TheWorfEffect: Phil was set up to be a tough-as-nails killer who states that "It's stupid to be friends when half of us will be dead tomorrow." Max kills him in the first episode because the guy doesn't like tiny marshmallows, effectively setting up himself as the most dangerous guy around.
* WouldHitAGirl: And for good reason. Most of the girls hit, too. Hard.

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* WhamEpisode: Despite small escalations, the plot was still largely comedy-driven until the season one finale when [[spoiler: Avery accidentally shot Tiffany.]]
** And then it veered into full-on ScienceFiction territory (the first “futuristic” element we really see from the show aside from two or three minor tech-y trappings) two episodes later, when [[spoiler: Tiffany comes BackFromTheDead and is revealed to be an ArtificialHuman]].
* TheWorfEffect: Phil was set up to be a tough-as-nails killer who states that "It's stupid to be friends when half of us will be dead tomorrow." Max kills him in the first episode [[DisproportionateRetribution because the guy doesn't like tiny marshmallows, marshmallows]], effectively setting up himself as the most dangerous guy around.
* WouldHitAGirl: And for good reason. Most of the girls hit, too. Hard.Hard.
* YouDidntAsk: After the revelations about Tiffany [[spoiler:being a synth]] come out in season two, and she tells the heroes she would have gladly told them if they’d only asked, Avery is determined to avert this trope ever happening again and can periodically be seen quizzing Tiffany about all kinds of details, from her eidetic memory, to what languages she speaks, to the difference between fuschia and off-purple.
8th Oct '14 4:11:09 PM RhapsodyOfAWhimsicality
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Job Hunters is a webseries hosted on Website/YouTube. The series revolves around a [[Literature/TheHungerGames Hunger Games]]''-esque initiative called MAEWIN [[note]]Mandatory Arena Education Worldwide Initiative[[/note]] where college graduates fight to the death from nine to five to prove their worth to employers and eventually be placed in a job. While the premise sounds horrible, it's actually a comedy that makes fun of many of the tropes and cliches of similar dramas.

The series has five main characters who form a shaky alliance that develops into something like [[TrueCompanions friendship]].

Max: Max has been in the arena for just about forever. He seems to genuinely enjoy killing, and when he's not in the arena, he can usually be found playing violent video games.

Tiffany: She's been in the arena for a while, but doesn't seem to grasp the idea that when you're killing everyone, you can't be friends. She buys into the whole MAEWIN idea and actually wants to become the announcer someday.

Paige: Paige is a photographer at heart. Used to taking photos in nature, she's very good at just hiding and waiting, which is mostly why she hasn't been killed yet. Her entire family has died in the arena, so she's willing to take any job she can get to get out of here.

Devon: The youngest of a long line of doctors, Devon has to live up to his family's expectations. He can either become a doctor, become something else and get disowned, or die in the arena. The problem is, he's laughably terrible at doctoring and has killed more people than he's saved.

Avery: A former pop star, Avery expected all her life to be exempt from arena combat. Unfortunately, she's washed up and went in as a publicity stunt, only to get stuck when her contract is cancelled. She doesn't have a very firm grip on reality, and is shocked to learn that people "Actually die" in the arena.

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Job Hunters is a webseries [[https://www.youtube.com/user/watchjobhunters webseries]] hosted on Website/YouTube. It started airing in April of 2012 and is ongoing. The series revolves around a [[Literature/TheHungerGames Hunger Games]]''-esque initiative called MAEWIN [[note]]Mandatory Arena Education Worldwide Initiative[[/note]] where college graduates fight to the death from nine to five to prove their worth to employers and eventually be placed in a job. While the premise sounds horrible, it's actually a comedy that makes fun of many of the tropes and cliches of similar dramas.

The series has five main characters who form a shaky alliance that develops into something like [[TrueCompanions friendship]].

friendship]]:
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Max: Max has been in the arena for just about forever. He seems to genuinely enjoy killing, and when he's not in the arena, he can usually be found playing violent video games.

games.
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Tiffany: She's been in the arena for a while, but doesn't seem to grasp the idea that when you're killing everyone, you can't be friends. She buys into the whole MAEWIN idea and actually wants to become the announcer someday.

someday.
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Paige: Paige is a photographer at heart. Used to taking photos in nature, she's very good at just hiding and waiting, which is mostly why she hasn't been killed yet. Her entire family has died in the arena, so she's willing to take any job she can get to get out of here.

here.
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Devon: The youngest of a long line of doctors, Devon has to live up to his family's expectations. He can either become a doctor, become something else and get disowned, or die in the arena. The problem is, he's laughably terrible at doctoring and has killed more people than he's saved.

saved.
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Avery: A former pop star, Avery expected all her life to be exempt from arena combat. Unfortunately, she's washed up and went in as a publicity stunt, only to get stuck when her contract is cancelled. She doesn't have a very firm grip on reality, and is shocked to learn that people "Actually die" in the arena.



!! Tropes Associated with Job Hunters:

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!! Tropes Associated associated with Job Hunters:



* ActionGirl: A good deal of the female combatants. The only ActionGirl main character we see, though, is Tiffany. She describes stabbing people as "cathartic" and advises Devon and Avery to try it.

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--> '''Devon''': “It’s not my fault! It was an infected bone saw.”
--> '''Dr. Monroe''': “Six of them were from using a bone saw at all! Amputation is not a remedy I usually prescribe for ''head injuries''.”
** And there’s the first season finale in which [[spoiler:Avery shoots Tiffany]] after being startled awake after the house combat session.
* TheAce: Max is one of these as a job hunter, so much so that he’s repeatedly offered a very high-level job (which he always turns down, for as-yet unrevealed reasons).
* ActionGirl: A good deal Most of the female combatants. The only ActionGirl main character we see, though, combatants, obviously. Paige is Tiffany. She shown to be a capable fighter in later episodes, and Tiffany describes stabbing people as "cathartic" “cathartic”, though we never actually see her harm anyone.
* AirVentPassageway: Paige crawls through one to break into the medical office in episode 3 of season 2.
* ArrangedMarriage: [[spoiler:Devon]]
and advises Devon Lynette, though it never gets past the engagement stage and Avery even that doesn’t last long (from the viewer’s perspective).
* ArtificialHuman / YoungerThanTheyLook: [[spoiler:Tiffany]] is revealed in season two
to try it.be a “synth” [[note]]Strictly, a “bio-mechanical synthetic organism”—sort of like an organic robot[[/note]] who is only a little over three years old despite appearing in her early twenties.



* [[spoiler:BackFromTheDead]]: Tiffany, in the season two premiere.



* BookDumb: Avery. When looking for a new job, she decides that she should try something close to pop star, since that's what she has experience in. She promptly starts listing off things alphabetically close to pop star, such as pediatrist and pope.

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* BlackSheep: The Monroe family has a few. Specifically, “two lawyers”. Devon is starting to edge this way, too, as he is continually tarnishing the FamilyHonor with his tendency towards AccidentalMurder.
* BookDumb: Avery. When looking for a new job, she decides that she should try something close to pop star, since that's what she has experience in. She promptly starts listing off things alphabetically close to pop star, such as pediatrist podiatrist and pope.pope. She also believes she may be a synth because she can’t remember being born.
* BroughtDownToNormal: Avery’s backstory is a version of this. She always expected to live the high life as a talented and beloved pop star, never having to enter the arena to find a job, but when her popularity waned, her contract was dropped and she now has to go through the job hunt like everyone else.



* TheCaper: Episode 3 of season 2, aptly titled “The Heist”, in which the heroes enact a plan to break into the safe house’s super-secure medical office and reboot [[spoiler:Tiffany, who had her memories wiped when she was repaired after being shot in season 1.]]



* ClingyJealousGirl: Lynette, [[spoiler:Devon]]’s very possessive fiancée.



* ConflictingLoyalty: Several characters suffer from this at various points in the series. Most notable is Paige at the end of season one, when she is caught between her friendship/budding romance with Devon, and the deal she made with Dr. Monroe to kill him for a job.
* CoordinatedClothes: During Lynette’s brief stint in the show as [[spoiler:Devon]]’s fiancée, the two of them wear color-coordinated outfits. WordOfGod says this was intentionally invoked by Lynette, who is so possessive of her man that she’s been choosing his outfits to match hers.
* DayInTheLimelight: The sixth “trainisode”, which, in the absence of the main characters ([[spoiler:who were trapped in the arena at the end of the previous episode]]), stars two unnamed members of the safe house who parody the heroes and inadvertently play into one of the show's [[RunningGag]]s (“Hey, let’s find that arena shark everyone’s been talking about”).



* GuysSmashGirlsShoot: Epically averted. Both sexes are absolutely brutal in combat. Also, the deadliest arena combatant, Max, likes shooting people with a pistol, while Paige, who's not a bad fighter herself, prefers a hatchet.

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* GuysSmashGirlsShoot: Epically averted. Both sexes are absolutely brutal in combat. Also, the deadliest arena combatant, Max, likes shooting people with a pistol, revolver, while Paige, who's not a bad fighter herself, prefers a hatchet.
24th Jun '14 12:15:34 PM madhatter360
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* LethalChef: Avery. She makes a smoothie using dirt because "we were out of fruit", and prepares a picnic that includes raw meat topped with sugar.
9th Nov '12 1:12:20 PM nombretomado
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Job Hunters is a webseries hosted on Website/YouTube. The series revolves around a HungerGames-esque initiative called MAEWIN [[note]]Mandatory Arena Education Worldwide Initiative[[/note]] where college graduates fight to the death from nine to five to prove their worth to employers and eventually be placed in a job. While the premise sounds horrible, it's actually a comedy that makes fun of many of the tropes and cliches of similar dramas.

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Job Hunters is a webseries hosted on Website/YouTube. The series revolves around a HungerGames-esque [[Literature/TheHungerGames Hunger Games]]''-esque initiative called MAEWIN [[note]]Mandatory Arena Education Worldwide Initiative[[/note]] where college graduates fight to the death from nine to five to prove their worth to employers and eventually be placed in a job. While the premise sounds horrible, it's actually a comedy that makes fun of many of the tropes and cliches of similar dramas.



* ManOnFire: In a nod to TheHungerGames, there is a girl near the end of episode six who flails, burning, across the screen. She's even credited as Girl On Fire.

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* ManOnFire: In a nod to TheHungerGames, ''Literature/TheHungerGames'', there is a girl near the end of episode six who flails, burning, across the screen. She's even credited as Girl On Fire.



* ShoutOut: Several to TheHungerGames, which is where the idea came from.

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* ShoutOut: Several to TheHungerGames, ''Literature/TheHungerGames'', which is where the idea came from.
7th Aug '12 7:22:32 AM FELH2
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Job Hunters is a webseries hosted on YouTube. The series revolves around a HungerGames-esque initiative called MAEWIN [[hottip:*:Mandatory Arena Education Worldwide Initiative]] where college graduates fight to the death from nine to five to prove their worth to employers and eventually be placed in a job. While the premise sounds horrible, it's actually a comedy that makes fun of many of the tropes and cliches of similar dramas.

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Job Hunters is a webseries hosted on YouTube. Website/YouTube. The series revolves around a HungerGames-esque initiative called MAEWIN [[hottip:*:Mandatory [[note]]Mandatory Arena Education Worldwide Initiative]] Initiative[[/note]] where college graduates fight to the death from nine to five to prove their worth to employers and eventually be placed in a job. While the premise sounds horrible, it's actually a comedy that makes fun of many of the tropes and cliches of similar dramas.



* WouldHitAGirl: And for good reason. Most of the girls hit, too. Hard.

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* WouldHitAGirl: And for good reason. Most of the girls hit, too. Hard.
25th Jun '12 3:18:00 PM Rithene
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Job Hunters is a webseries hosted on YouTube. The series revolves around a HungerGames-esque initiative called MAEWIN where college graduates fight to the death from nine to five to prove their worth to employers and eventually be placed in a job. While the premise sounds horrible, it's actually a comedy that makes fun of many of the tropes and cliches of similar dramas.

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Job Hunters is a webseries hosted on YouTube. The series revolves around a HungerGames-esque initiative called MAEWIN [[hottip:*:Mandatory Arena Education Worldwide Initiative]] where college graduates fight to the death from nine to five to prove their worth to employers and eventually be placed in a job. While the premise sounds horrible, it's actually a comedy that makes fun of many of the tropes and cliches of similar dramas.
25th Jun '12 3:15:52 PM Rithene
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* Dystopia: Because of overpopulation, everyone has to go through MAEWIN. Only 20% survive.

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* Dystopia: {{Dystopia}}: Because of overpopulation, everyone has to go through MAEWIN. Only 20% survive.
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