Tuesday, June 16, 2009

if you're reading this

Dear Person Who Thinks That A Catchy Way to Get the Attention of a Prospective Employer is to Drop Letters at Intervals Around the Store You Hope To Work In (I'll call you PWTTACWTGTAOAPEITDL@IATSYHTWI; I hope that's not too informal for you),

You might recognize yourself from your salutation: "If you're reading this, it means I have already submitted my resume to you!"

While I commend your creativity, I feel that someone should point out to you the actual effect of your letter-dropping, at least in my workplace.

1. I found your letter on the floor of the elevator.

2. I wondered (admittedly, not very seriously) if your letter was full of Dire!Poison!

3. I handed it over to a supervisor, who rolled their eyes, because this was the fifth such letter they had received from you.

After the first time, which I will admit would have made me go and look up your resume to see if I wanted to hire you, although I make no such claims on behalf of any of my managers, it's just littering. If doing it once does not get you the result you hope for, I suggest you move on, because at that point you can determine that either this tactic doesn't get you the right kind of attention, or that the issue is your resume. Perhaps that is where you should direct your energy.

PWTTACWTGTAOAPEITDL@IATSYHTWI, I'm not trying to be a bitch here. I'm trying to help you get a job. Good luck.


Wednesday, June 10, 2009

I miss my dignity

This was the main thought going through my head when I was struck with a terrible foot cramp at work while multiple onlookers got to witness me going "Ow ow ow ow I'm fine it's just a cramp ow I know what to do about leg cramps but ow ow ow--oh. That's working. Okay."