With the majority of people in this country living in poverty, it is understandable that we would begin to bend over backwards for any sort of financial gain whatsoever. But, we are also the majority, and eventually we have to be willing to put our foot down. [...] It is our responsibility to not allow this behavior from our potential employers, in hopes that we can train them to treat us as people.
I once came by his shop while job hunting and asked if he was taking resumés
"no but I'll take a loook."
(to a customer) "ugh I should have a resume writing workshop for high schoolers" "Hardworking? no you're not, This means nothing I could convince you within 5 minutes that you're not a hard worker. Ugh this isn't the 80s you can't just print out one resume and submit it a bunch of places you have to tailor every one to the job you're applying for (note I had no prior work experience besides volunteer work)... essentially after already stating he wasn't hiring decided to take my resume and give his douchy unsolicited critique of it in front of a customer and me. I was kind of taken aback and unsure how to respond
I'm responding to your post not so much because I need a job but because I'm ready to wake up.
I've wasted away year after year in a fantasy world I now realize. There is no God, there is no value in being a “nice person”. I come to you not because I think I can convince you I’m a “hard worker” or am “polite and well mannered with customers” but because I am ready to crawl naked out of my mother’s womb at last into the real world. A world where the customer isn’t always right, where a select few individuals grease the gears of capitalism with blood, tears and juice.
As of now, I am of little redeeming value to anyone. I have come to learn that unearned self esteem is a crutch. I remind myself each night before going to bed of my own insignificance in the world, such is the only way to remain honest. If at 19 years of age with only a high school diploma and limited entry level work experience I die in my sleep the world has lost nothing. I seek to change this, and based on your post and battery of deceptively absurd questions, can tell that you are one of the few people worth knowing. Just as muscle must be stripped away before it can regrow stronger, the process of self recognition is a painful one, anyone who insists on “being nice” to you to coddle your feelings is not truly your friend.
Frankly I think the fact that she reproduced the email conversations and didn't fully obscure the shop owner's information is worse than anything the shop owner did here.
Oh and tell everyone I'm sorry the information isn't bleeped out! Lol I just read more[Ed note: of this thread] I didn't realize how easy it is to read. So embarrassing.
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