Is that you get the same amount of nothing done whether Tumblr is up or down. And for exactly the same wages!
When I post my own tweets here, it’s because I think they are woefully underappreciated, which really bums me out. I’m not a famous comedy writer (yet/ever) and for the most part, the only people who usually RT or FF me are people with less than 100 followers themselves. That shit ain’t getting me hired (or laid, but that’s a different white whine). Some of you actually have reach and influence and I would really appreciate it if you could do a bitch a solid and RT or star that shit, willya? I kinda really need the love right now.
|—||From a little artist profile I did for the latest issue of The Block Magazine, on newsstands now.|
So, in response to a “writers wanted” post from an international blogging conglomerate I follow (the international part is important, because I’m Canadian), I put together what I thought was a great cover letter and sent it via Google Docs, along with my resume containing links to numerous samples. Good samples. Relevant samples. Funny samples.
On March 11, I sent it to the Human Resources email address specified. Several days passed with no reply. I was annoyed but figured they must have filled the position quickly.
Then last week, there was another post about the same job opening, requesting once again a cover letter, resume and samples, which I duly resent on March 22, this time directly to the editor of the site, as requested. No reply, so the following day, I sent a brief, friendly follow-up email to the site’s editor asking if she’d received my email application package or if anything needed to be resent. March 25, I sent one last query to confirm whether or not my expression of interest in the job had been received. I’ve received no replies to any of these communications.
It’s now Monday, March 28th. Help me understand why I haven’t even got so much as a “yup, got it” or “thanks, we’ve filled the position” or “Google docs sucks so I can’t open your shit” even a “fuck off and stop emailing us, you desiccated old Canadian sea hag”(although I don’t really want that last one). I mean, we live in a society here… don’t people still do things like acknowledge other people and the emails they send in response to jobs being advertised at them?
What do blogging jobs want?
Resume and writing samples by request if you have any leads for people who might dig my shtick. If you’re reading this blog, you’ve probably got your reasons, and maybe you have some connections that don’t care where I live or maybe even have jobs that could want me so badly they would need me and my party wardrobe to come there. It could happen, right? Anyway, holla atcha gurl.
*(Obvs, I don’t mean Steve Jobs, although that’s probably not a bad backup plan if actual employment continues to elude me, so I suppose I’ll keep my options open. Call me, Steve.)