Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Shock & Awe in the world of dumb!

I know it's been some time but that's life of an entrepreneur!๐Ÿ˜ฑ   One new lesson I have learned of many, is when you are soliciting for project work it can be humiliating and frustrating.  People don't like to admit that but in the land of ZERO attention spans, it's true.

 My approach in all this was to get enough projects going to have a steady revenue stream especially while I have TWO children now in college.๐Ÿšฃ๐Ÿผ  Well, like all plans these days, things don't always work out as one would like ๐Ÿ˜ฑ. I then decided as a veteran of 'Kool-aid Rehab' to focus on a 'real' job by utilizing my star-studded background ....(Actually, my whole career)!  The backstory; I made the unfortunate decision to 'parent' my kids when they were little.  This deliberate choice for me now apparently looks like a prison sentence which I mask with bandaids of high profile projects I was fortunate to have gotten but I did not work continuously.  So knowing that, (qualified to be a VP) ... Armed with years and years of experience (domestic & international) I decided to apply for a 'Director of Events' position at a nearby Marriott Resort property.  My background more than qualified me for that position.  To take this idea to a clever level (after all, I'm all about distinct great ideas!๐Ÿ’ก๐Ÿ’ก๐Ÿ’ก⭐️) I decided to circumvent the robo- recruiter and go right to the top (General Manager) I wrote one of my fun and memorable poems (I'm even better than Charles Osgood!) of why they needed me and also (along with my resume) a creative 'menu' of my skills for this high-profile position. I then scrolled everything together with a lovely bow ๐ŸŽ€ and HAND delivered this material on a silver tray! I am not making this up!๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽ‰ of course, well received and in my blow off letter, GM was kind to tell me they were promoting 'from within' well good for them and no chance I would (or anyone) would be really considered and the legal reason why 'they' post a position like this pubicly ๐Ÿ˜.  The whole effort made me want to puke!

So .....๐Ÿ”ฎ
now fast forward about 4-5 months later, I am tagged for an 'Event Manager' at the same exact property (very close to my house) so I wrote the GM (I'm back!) Again, very nice, but told me to be sure to fill out the robo-application on line and she'll let the director know! With reluctance I promptly did that 1.5 hours - and later that day was flushed into their application sewer. Huh?!I wrote to GM this time (a shock & awe note)  to hear nothing back. Thank you K.Duncan.  Ok now my further sour ๐Ÿ‹continuous saga (I know I'm nuts) I saw this listing AGAIN for  'Event Manager' and I applied AGAIN!! This time, I dumbed-it-down but apparently not dumb enough for them!   One thing for sure...I won't be staying at a Marriott property any time soon!   Conclusion; the job market is horrendous and people who have jobs are barely hanging on.    Best wishes to anyone who can find something which pays a living wage - like panhandling for gold!

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I'm a sassy, very distracted older mom...with lots of wild stories (and rants) about my family and life...Daughter 20, college student, sassy, unpredictable, violin playing, animal enthusiast...Son, 17 video addict, Chess playing-star / trombone player...husband (old, tired, chronically stressed and impatient, but a good sport nonetheless) The underbelly of life for me; I’m a bright eyed ‘entrepreneur’ – just now completing Kool-aid Rehab a frightening 12 step process to figure out what I am doing with my life. On the home front, we have a gang of animals that keep the place lively too! 'Emma', dirty ungroomed Sheepdog, 'Lollipop' a smart Border Collie/Chow Chow also referred to as 'Daddy's Little Fatty', 2 cats; one eyed 'Winky' and emotionally disturbed- beyond crabby ....'Babycakes' (it's complicated,) 1 bird 'Tutu', and finally 'Templeton' (a.k.a. Little Shit)- a teeny dog who loves to 'run' .... more trouble than all put together and dumb as a stick. but we love him! :)