Conan O'Brien hits a nerve with America's job insecurity


Out of luck and out of jobs as the nation slowly tries to emerge from a recession, many Americans are finding in Conan O'Brien what they can't find elsewhere -- dignity in telling The Man to take a hike.

In O'Brien's fight to keep his job as host of "The Tonight Show" and its coveted 11:35 p.m. time slot on NBC, many workers are finding common ground in O'Brien's quest to live the American dream by working hard, only to have some dimwitted boss try to away from under him by bringing back the old hire.

Anyone who has ever been laid off, been fired or had their talent underappreciated in an annual review knows what the redhead with the nickname Coco is going through.