Wednesday, May 19, 2010


I applied for another job yesterday on-line. One that I could do no problem. I have the experience, etc. The good thing about it was it would take me back "over the walls of the castle" and back to work with bennies and a shot at moving up.  Plus it was a place I wouldn't mind working. They gotta hire me. 

And since I am from the "What Would Lucy Do?" school of getting ahead. When she climbs a wall or whatever to get to William Holden, I use all my contacts to find the decision maker and get right to that person.  Certainly impressive.

I did all that and got this back:

Hi Steadman, (not my real name)
Thanks for your interest in our open position.  I have reviewed your resume and qualifications and unfortunately believe that you are over-qualified for the position we are looking to fill.  Thanks again for your interest and best of luck to you.

Chauncy  (not his real name)

"unfortunately believe." That is rich.  The way I did with the Catholic Church all these years? The way I did when Lacy Peterson went missing?  I need to take one of my anti-bitter pills. 

What would Lucy do now?  Would she re-do her resume so it matches what they were looking for even though it is lies?  Would she get botox?  Would she just marry William Holden and not worry about a job? Or would she just go in a different direction?  And if she did what is that?

I am going to say it and I say it quick, like the removal of a band-aid - I cannot get arrested in the this town.   (That cannot be said for LA, but that is another story...) 

Afterward I got an email that my star panelist on a panel I am producing is backing out.  Then my unemployment ended and finally they head of my pipe band wrote me an email with some ultimatum about making practice or else.

I am at rock bottom. This is the part in the movie where the protagonist gets divine inspiration and ends up with the top job and in bed with a young Harrison Ford. 

Or he just stands there as the conveyor belt goes faster and faster and faster and tilts his head back like Lucy and goes "WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHH!!!!!!!"


Criticlasm said...

Yuck. I'm so sorry to hear that. I'm hoping to win the lottery, so I can support you.

Meanwhile, I did find that taking some education off of my resume helped me get a job here in LA (aka "dumbing it down").

I once had a therapist who told me honesty did not mean full disclosure. So maybe disclose less?

Either way, you have so many fab skills I know something will come your way. A good thing.

57chevypreterist said...

Pat: You would not want to work there if they are so dumb they wouldn't hire someone "over qualified" who could probably add value to their company. What are they thinking? You would go nuts in a week, I am sure.

Chin up and NO Lucy crying! :P (Although if you want to stuff yourself with chocolate, be my guest!) Life is tough, but God doesn't give us more than we can handle without Him! :)

"Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus." (Phil. 4:4,6-8)

Be blessed! Jesus loves you.