I’m friendly enough, but it’s been a wild weekend and I have zero interest in talking to strangers on the train about their (undoubtedly shitty) radio show. Congrats on your super successful local gig that no one’s ever heard of!
I’m in my mid-20s, but sometimes I fall into the habit of acting far less mature than my age when I’m around other people. It’s something I find myself regretting later on when I’m finally by myself. I feel childish just asking this question, but is this really what it’s like to be a grown-up? Wasn’t I supposed to get married or something?
Well I’ll be damned. I guess I was keeping it wild and blogging my crazy endeavors from last night this morning? Honestly, have no recollection of taking that last picture posted sometime around 9:52 AM this morning (prob around the same time I decided to go to bed) let alone sending over to Tumblr. You could probably just go ahead and say it was a helluva night.
The whole telling everyone what you're giving up for Lent thing is getting pretty tired.
Giving up chocolate/booze/fried things/your daily intake of 80+ oz of soda? That’s cool, but let’s call it what it is: an excuse to jumpstart that diet that you said you would keep as part of your New Year’s resolution. Also: no one cares.
But as for me? So glad you asked, I’m giving up my morals.
Hair modeling today at one of the top salons in the city.
And it’s not my first trip to the rodeo either. Something about this face makes people stop me on street corners or while shamelessly trying on $700 dresses at Nordstrom.
Anyway. Who am I to turn away a cut and color job by professionals? That, and when the interviewers ask what I’ve been up to since looking to work I can tell ‘em, “Keeping an anonymous pop culture blog (LOL) and hair modeling.
Me in heels + freshly waxed floors is a bad, bad combination. Slid around like a small child trying to wear its mother’s shoes about 4 different times en route to a meeting. It was just… just so shameful.
Ugh, so I just had this interview with a great company. They are a media powerhouse to say the very least, and seriously, let me be the first to say it was great even being allowed inside their doors.
Everything was great until the 2nd interviewer came along. I’m into my 3rd minute or so telling him why I’d kick ass at the position, and he just interrupts me. In so many words, he told me just to be clear, they were looking at many different people, and several of them were internal at the company. He then went on to tell me that I probably shouldn’t be counting on that 2nd follow-up interview based on the fact that I don’t have the needed experience in planning television. Also, people are interviewing with 6 years of experience vs. my 2.
I know, I know: how did I get this interview again? Asking myself the same damn question.
Seriously guys, I don’t even know where to start with this one. Probably with a hearty “fuck you” to that guy, but that’s besides the point. The thing is, I get that I stand no chance against internal people because well, they are internal. Everyone says that they want to bring in new people for a fresh perspective, but let’s be real: what they really want is someone who they don’t have to train and already knows the company mentality. Current employees already have relationships built and they know precisely what the company needs and is looking for, beyond the extremely general job description.
Which brings me to my next point: nowhere, absolutely nowhere, in the job description mentions that the job would be planning exclusively for television. So how is anyone to know that they need to come prepared with television planning strategies in hand? Because again, the description painted a whole different picture of what the job was.
Look, guy was probably just trying to play the “straight shooter” card with me, but you know at the same time, thank you for wasting my time. Because from the initial phone interview, there was a very different picture painted on what the position would be. Clearly I am not what they are looking for, but did they really have to give me a glimmer of hope when there isn’t any to be had? It just seems cruel way to set someone up only to tear them down by back handedly saying they aren’t good enough, why are they even here.
Can’t even talk about it anymore. Best just go smoke a bowl.