I have applied for a lot of jobs in the last three months. I have mentioned before that I got pretty far along before they sliced me in half with the “thanks but no thanks” scimitar. I’m talking dozens of emails back and forth to the point where the job was either going to go to me or one other “candidate.” In some cases they told me just that: “We went with the other candidate. But we did enjoy your application and encourage you to apply again in the future.”
There was occasion where I learned exactly who they hired, because the company actually posted the applicant’s cover letter on their Twitter account. It was actually seriously the worst cover letter I’ve ever read in my life. It was so awful I thought that maybe I should start looking for another planet to live on!!!!
Anyway: My friend Tracey, who works hard and is good at getting jobs, told me that I am probably passed over because I don’t represent the status quo. Uh, I guess she thinks that they perceive me to be someone who would rattle them a little, or something, instead of a dude with wood-framed glasses who just sits catatonically at his desk with his fuckin J. Crew dress shirt buttoned all the way up. Man. I guess that’s why the world sucks, huh? As Al Pacino says at the end of ‘Glengarry Glen Ross’: this is a world of “clock watchers, bureaucrats, and officeholders.”
And Bill Hicks says we always kill the people who remind us that this life is just a ride.
Yeah, dude. Yeah.
It would be cool to earn a steady paycheck but that ain’t in the cards. Too much of a wild card, baby. Oh well!!! Hopefully I’ll be dead soon