Work to live, Live to work
I got fired, laid off, cancelled...whatever you wanna call it, from the magician. He came to the realization that he should have hired someone with experience and connections instead of me. Not the worst thing he could have done, but the whole experience with that job in general was chaotic. And hilarious. And perhaps a bit beneficial. That, coupled with even less then 2 days available at Caesar's Palace to work per month now, I've gone job searching.
So far my interviewers looked at my resume and-FINALLY-realized i'm overqualified. Yes, i have a college degree, yes i graduated suma cum laude, yes i've done all the work for this position in previous jobs. not getting retail, waitress, or office jobs before was really making me think 4 years of my life was a total waste. But thinking back to all the odd jobs i've worked and even odder ones i've interviewed for, i thought i'd make a list to see just how rediculous 7 working years of my life has been.
Saxophone and oboe teacher to unpracticing students
Waitress and hostess at a family restaurant
Factory worker who packeged abreva, tums, and aquafresh and heard hanover accents all day
Diesel cashier who got super cool free clothes
Intern for Moby and Rufus Wainwright's management company
Newspaper ad designer and pretend promotion chairperson
TV show host. and producer. and editor.
Intern for broadway/comedy/intellecual speaker productions
Deli clerk with more hanover accents
Sitting at a computer answering phones for Peabody
Sitting answering phones for Johns Hopkins
Paralegal and administrative assistant for a non-profit lawfirm
Professional choir singer
Professional oboe player-but not by too many performances
Urban Outfitters cashier
The Zippo girl for Marlboro who hands shit out at bars
Caesar's Palace promotions and special events rep.
Magician's booking agent
Jobs i've applied to/interviewed for, but apparenlty was not good enough to get:
VJ for "Make it Or Break it" on UPN
"The Biz" reality show
Some child program leader for Johns Hopkins
Oboist for a Chicago summer orchestra
Claire's accessories chashier
Cheesecake Factory waitress
alright so there's way more jobs i totally didn't get hired for. and maybe this list isn't as funny as i thought. but i'm pretty proud to have VJ, reality tv(web) show, agent, and musician all on the same list. I'm happy to have done some weird things. But i just need to pay the bills.