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Thursday, May 20, 2010

Don't Worry, Just Stop Acting Like A Girl And You'll Be All Better.

Like every other underemployed person, my resume is on monster.com. And I get a ton of advice-giving emails from them. Often they're stupid. This one titled "How Dating Rules Can Help You Get A Job" is just offensive.

You want a job?, it asks its obviously job-hunting readers, stop acting like a girl who can't score a man and you'll be fine!

That's right. The key to getting a job is to: play hard to get, not talk about your ex for fear of current date's self-esteem, remember he won't change but you can, and to not give "it wink wink" away without commitment.

I encourage you all to read the article, but if you don't I will leave you with this quote:

"Business, like dating, has rules of engagement...With the dating game and the job market more cutthroat than ever, I’m up for any advice that helps me get ahead in the hunt. Now if only someone would help me balance my checkbook, I’d be all set."

Excuse me, but if you can't balance your own checkbook you won't be able to keep the job you get anyway because raging morons are expendable these days.

2 comments:

  1. Check You BabymakersMay 21, 2010 at 11:29 AM

    I read the article, and thought it was awful. I can't believe how inappropriate the advice is. Doesn't the author know women are only good for wife-ing and baby-making? Why would a woman want to sully perfectly good dating advice by applying it to the professional sphere, where women will only fail or, if attractive, be met with pitying condescension by co-workers who know she is wasting valuable time that should be spent trying to find a man who will support her. At least there is one bit of refreshing honesty--the author acknowledges that no one with a double-x chromosome can balance a checkbook!

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  2. Hello Check,

    Oh my gosh, that's so true! I now realized all the employers who wouldn't hire me did me a huge favor, helping me to preserve my energy for more important things like primping and laughing at bad jokes made by employed men.

    xoxo
    Underemployed

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