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16 December 2004 @ 06:27 pm
Allo? Allo?  

I asked my aunt for some part-time bar work, because I really need something for my CV. She has since given me:

ironing

a commission to do a painting for her, for money

three boxes of presents to wrap for Saturday.

Now, I know I'm good at wrapping presents (and also schoolbooks), but it's hardly something prospective employers are gasping to see from those trying to coerce gainful employment out of them. Really. I could wish my relations were less a) daffy and b) anal. And not only for what it makes me by association.

Also, Brown Thomas people scare me. And I'm afraid to breathe too loudly on the expensive clothes. And it is obscene to spend that much on single items of clothing that are not your wedding dress or something.

 
 
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Caitcoralia13 on December 16th, 2004 12:18 pm (UTC)
Yikes, good luck with that. Are you looking for rest-of-my-lifeish type employment or temporary-getting-cash-for-now type of employment?
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on December 16th, 2004 12:40 pm (UTC)
Temporary getting EXPERIENCE type thingy. I was too busy studying at school to ever get a job, which, in hindsight, was actually a bad thing.

Of course, this being me, I left it too late to apply for seasonal work, because everything's manic at Christmas...ah well.
Caitcoralia13 on December 16th, 2004 12:57 pm (UTC)
Good luck with that! I have never actually had a job - prep school took up my time, 12 hrs/day, 6 days/week. I think I should look into that this summer, huh?
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on December 16th, 2004 02:59 pm (UTC)
Thanks! (I'd do the tongue hanging out symbol here but alas, I know not which buttons to use.)

I always said I'd to that...but no. Reading is just so much more...absorbing...
Caitcoralia13 on December 16th, 2004 08:30 pm (UTC)
Not to mention fanfiction. I'd rather do that than any job, sadly. Think I could get paid? Hey, there are Buffy books! Basically paid fanfiction, right? Not sure it works the same way when the fanfiction is based on a book already...
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on December 17th, 2004 11:01 am (UTC)
Oh, uh-HUH! *nods emphatically* Although, there have been works of published fanfiction: 'Pemberly', the sequel to Pride and Predjudice, and 'Scarlett', the sequel to 'Gone With the Wind', and 'Rebecca's Story', which was based on the book 'Rebecca'. None of which were written by their original authors. So there's hope for us yet - although they had to get permission from the estate...

Actually, I wouldn't mind being a newspaper - is it a copy editor? Proofreader, I mean. Ridding the world of bad grammar sounds mad.
Caitcoralia13 on December 17th, 2004 02:23 pm (UTC)
Right, and Wide Sargasso Sea, as well. I think I want to work for a publishing company rather than a newspaper. Beggers can't be choosers, however.
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on December 17th, 2004 02:33 pm (UTC)
I don't know why, but newspapers appeal to me more...I suppose I couldn't stand the chicklit, or something.

When you do become a publisher, I shall be spamming you with manuscripts, you are hearby warned. xD
Caitcoralia13 on December 17th, 2004 02:36 pm (UTC)
And I consider myself to be so. Warned, that is. And looking forward to it!
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on December 17th, 2004 02:38 pm (UTC)
*wistful* It would be cool, though, wouldn't it, if we both became editors? After all the beta'ing and everything? (Pity we couldn't use that as experience!)
Caitcoralia13 on December 17th, 2004 02:48 pm (UTC)
Maybe... if we word it the right way... we could trick them.

"Editting chapters of future novelist's work." Hmmm... We could make this work! Remember, I come from a country where a woman sued McDonald's because her coffee burned her lap. Loser.
Caitcoralia13 on December 17th, 2004 02:49 pm (UTC)
I just realized this might not have made any sense. My point, however, is that Americans can twist their words around to mean anything.
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on December 17th, 2004 02:58 pm (UTC)
No, no, it made sense. Everyone lies in job interviews in any case! And generally, too.
Caitcoralia13 on December 17th, 2004 03:06 pm (UTC)
Good, good - I love making sense.
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on December 17th, 2004 02:50 pm (UTC)
Not bad thinking there, 99!

And perhaps I shall think about moving Stateside to start my career. xD
Caitcoralia13 on December 17th, 2004 03:03 pm (UTC)
That's funny, because I was thinking about moving... Otherside... to start my career!
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on December 18th, 2004 10:34 am (UTC)
(Europeside?)

'Kay, we swap.
Caitcoralia13 on December 18th, 2004 11:21 am (UTC)
Sounds good. You'll like Twinkies!
Insufferable, man.cynicalpirate on December 17th, 2004 08:08 am (UTC)
Ironing. Hmm. You know they have Ironing World Championships? You could make a bundle ironing clothes in "difficult" situations, like waist-deep in the middle of a stream. Or on the edge of a cliff.

Ok, let's return to the real world...

My family consistently refuse to pay me for any of my services. And when they do agree, they usually forget. And when they don't forget, they've lost their wallet/purse/chequebook. And then they run away, as fast as they can.

When I win the lottery (should be any day now) I will pay extraordinary sums of money you to draw fanart and write fanfic. So, no worries. *hugs*
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on December 17th, 2004 11:17 am (UTC)
Ironing is about the only thing I can do...on balance, probably being able to cook would be better?

Phew - at least I don't have that problem. My aunt will actually pay me (too) well for this, it's just I don't actually need money, I need experience! (Ungrateful, much?)

Oh, and it was for a village hall Santa, a job lot of cheap toys. Including rip-off Harry Potter figurines. I knew they were rip-offs because Harry had blonde hair, Ron had brown, Dumbledore had a sword, Hagrid a broomstick, and Hermione a ra-ra skirt. (Didn't stop me stealing one, though...)

HEY! THAT WAS MY IDEA! We shall both have to win the lottery and just pay each other to write fanfic...xD
Lord Marmaduke Newbry: bondage - lia_alexandracatsmeat on December 20th, 2004 04:55 pm (UTC)
Ironing is a life skill!
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on December 21st, 2004 02:29 pm (UTC)
You said it, mate.