12 August 2008

[liff] Stumble, Stumble


Stumble: Turned down for yet another designer job:

Thank you for your interest in the position of Graphics Designer. It was a difficult process to select those candidates who most closely met our requirements.

Although you have enough training and experience to meet the minimum qualifications, you are not among the candidates being considered for further processing.

The discouragement factor inherent in being told that I have the necessary training and experience to do the job but will still, with no reason given, not be considered even for an interview is left as an exercise to the reader.

Stumble: Later that same day, when borrowing the computer, a family member upended a beverage on my graphics tablet. It's still acting up. No money in the budget to replace it.

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Iron Fist said...

Hang in there, Sam.

Samuel John Klein Portlandiensis said...

Thanks, IF. Any encouragement means a great deal to me right now, and your brief message speaks volumes.

Ironically, I found myself surfing some of my lesser-visited favorites today. A certain blog author had this bit of wisdom to impart, which spoke to me when I was sitting there wondering why I put myself up for so much disappointment:

So, why do it? You do it because you have to do it. Because not doing it is not an option, Because the thought of doing anything else is a death sentence.

Not trying to be a designer is not an option. The only other option is a death sentence ... or, more precisely, waiting around for however many decades I have left before I get buried. It's what I want to and have to do.

Anonymous said...

I'm sure you'll catch you're break soon enough. How come you don't post any of your graphic design on the blog, I'd love to see it. Unless it goes on a different site I didn't notice, either way I'd like to see what you seem to spend so much time doing.
Also rather off topic, but why are yours, mine and Grace'n'Michelles links purpled(new verb I'm working into the dictionary, bear with me!)
Or is it just that i've been to those sites in this internet....'session'? already?