Friday, June 09, 2006

The Job Hunt and "The Heist"

I'm on summer vacation, and I'm trying to avoid thinking as much as possible. Unfortunately, some things have crossed my mind that I need to unload.

First off, I still haven't gotten a job. I've applied to a dozen places, and they always give me the same line: "I'll give this to my manager, and they'll call you in a few days." Look, I understand that they can't be bothered to call up all the losing applicants and telling them that they didn't get the job, but would it kill them to tell the truth? Just say something like, "Alright, I'll give this to my manager. We won't call you unless my manager thinks you're worth interviewing. If you don't get a call within the next week, it's because you have a piss poor resume and no experience, and being a college student, you're really more of an expendable resource than a person to us. We see no reason why we should give you an opportunity at a job when we can get some other kid with more experience who will work for longer hours and less money." A little courtesy is all I ask. Don't feed me some BS line about calling in the next few days when you have little or no intention of doing so.

In other news, I had a great idea for a TV show. I wanted to enter it to Comedy Central's pilot contest, but the contest ends before college starts up again, and I kind of need my buddies for this. Still, I might try to make a 5-minute pilot by myself, though I doubt it will come out well. If anyone cares what it's about, it's going to be a reality show in which we go behind the scenes of a short film I'm working on called "The Heist." The show would most likely have the same name. I figure any show featuring crazy college guys, guns and my razor-sharp wit will be a big hit. Hell, I'm just a walking fountain of dry wit already. Throwing guys like Schunk or Andrew into the mix would just make things even better.

So, I guess that's it for now. Here's hoping I become rich and famous with a hit TV show, or at least get that job at the liquor store.