Like most artists, I have a “day job.” I don’t talk about it often to avoid any confusion over whether I’m speaking as a staff member of the company I work for or as myself as an independent artist. But it is a steady, paycheck issuing job that allows me to teach writing skills to adult learners online. The job is part-time, so I am often looking for temporary jobs and other work to made additional money.
Searching for those jobs often ends in me watching some YouTube video about someone doing the latest harmless challenge, like ordering the same thing as the person in front of you in a fast food drive through just to see what you get, or making yourself look like you did in high school, and griping something along the lines of “Why can’t I just do silly internet challenges and make money…?”
Today, Artist Cafe Utica combines the two with a….”What really happens when you apply to 100 jobs?” challenge.
The rules are:
1. I cannot apply for jobs I know I have no chance of being offered. I hold a Bachelor of Arts in Theater and a Master of Arts in Literature and Creative Writing. I have five years experience teaching writing to adults, twelve years experience as a general assignment news reporter for radio, print, and web, and eleven years of experience doing receptionist/basic secretarial work. I have written four novels, served as a volunteer staff writer for an education and support group for romance scam victims for a little over a year, and of course…run this website. I am not going to get any response if I apply for jobs in the medical field, construction, or plumbing.
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