When I went to new interviews,after losing my job in 2008, I was sitting in a waiting room wondering if I had remembered to put in my resume everything the Internet had told me to use so as not to make me look outdated.
This brings me to the question: Does our resume, do we, for that matter, have an expiration date? According to the Internet, we must.
I also went over, in my head, the stuff I was posting on Facebook. Did I post how much I hated my last boss? Oh, shit, I probably did. I was waiting to interview at a nursing home, and wishing I had been smart enough to use a pen name,so this administrator didn't associate me to that damned book. But, I figured, oh well, too late, jig's up and yes I did cut up that last nursing home. Hey, I had to have an example from someplace, even if all the nursing homes are the same. I was wishing I could use an emoticon, like fear, on my resume. OK, maybe not a good idea.
So I didn't get that job, so maybe it's true,nursing homes hold grudges, after all, if they are a corporation they have been given people status, so I suppose it's possible for them to hold a grudge. Can one punch a corporation in the nose then? Or maybe they need a fear emoticon too, showing fear of being fodder for my next book.
No matter, I will write on, even if my career in nursing homes is over. Who cares? Not me. Maybe I can go back to waiting tables, or even asking "You want fries with that burger, Sir?' Naw, not even in the running as far as job prospects go!