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Boss-Lady, Crystal

July 13, 2010

Okay, right now I’m working on a cover-letter for a new job at my office. I’m not really nervous because I tottaly think I can do this job. The hard part, of course, will be convincing my boss whether I can do it or not. He already knows me, which could be good or it could be bad, because the truth is, he has probably already decided whether her thinks I can do the job.

Overcoming other people’s ideas aboutme has always been a fancy trick for me. In fact, I have a bit of a kncak for doing things that make people assume things aboutme that aren’t exactly true. For example, in high school my drama teacher thought I didn’t care anough about theatre because I was always laughing about something.

In fact, laughing and being happy seems to make people think that I’m not very smart. Like smart people are all intense and dour.

When i first started working in the newsroom I got this reastion a lot. Or people assumed that I was dumb because I’m young — or because I’m a girl. Hooray for the Mid-West, eh?

Well, I’m having a hard time finishing the application and resume for this job. Which is stupid because I’m certain to at least get an interview since I already work at the company. So, maybe the cover letter and the resume don’t even matter. I just need to turn them in and I’ll be fine.

Okay, here I go. I’m going to be the boss!

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  1. Brandy permalink
    July 13, 2010 7:16 pm

    Ok so I think the reason you do not have the letter or resume done is that you are not looking at this right – from reading your blog you think you already have the interview. You need to think of this as something totally new that the person interviewing you does not know you. SELL YOURSELF!!! You will do great just don’t count the eggs before the hatch 😉

    Take it as you will but I know that you will do great!!! Keep us updated

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    • July 13, 2010 8:08 pm

      Okay, I just submitted the app. My cover letter was brilliant — my resume..not so much. But the boss-man all but begged me to turn in an app today so hopefully he’ll be setting up a time for us to talk soon! I’m going to get this job. I’m going to will it to happen!

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  2. David C permalink
    July 14, 2010 10:05 pm

    I’m glad to hear the boss asked you. There can be some interesting situations, all of them bad, when an employee goes for a promotion:

    a.) If the peon gets it, how do the others in the office react to that? Sometimes it’s not good, especially when you have subordinates.
    b.) If you don’t get it, how will you take that? Will you be insulted? Will you understand that it probably had to do with not creating a shitstorm in the office? Will you appreciate who DOES get hired?

    So, it sounds like what has a 90% chance of being bad, might actually turn-out good. I’m glad to hear that.

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    • July 15, 2010 8:21 am

      That is actually the thing my boss is the most worried about — if I get it, how will the rest of the office react? Personally, I can understand why he is concerned with the possibility, but there really is no way to predict that. And if they lack respect for me initially — which is what I’m guessing might happen — I will just have to do my job so well that they start to respect me. And management are the type of guys who will back me up, so that will help.

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