There was a time when I was working as a resume writer, and I was quite good at it.
Each time a client would get the job, that would shamelessly make my day.
Within my resume writing career, I had more than 100 happy days with over 100 different clients, and – at the same time – an equal, if not double, amount of time went wasted trying to deal with insinuations disguised as questions that were coming my way from the randomest people out there.
You know such people, don’t you?
People older than you but with absolutely nothing you can learn from.
People who had almost everything much easier than our generation and, at the same time, are young and lucky enough not to remember the war. People who have always taken their rights for granted without ever wondering where did such rights come from. People who take pride in saying that they don’t know what Twitter is.
People who throw food in the bin the day before it expires.
Their “questions” to me spanned from And when are you going to get a job for yourself, instead? to Really? Do people really need a professional to write their resume? Are they silly?
The truth is, there is a full array of professions and businesses and side hustles out there that won’t even be considered as merely acceptable even if they make you millions. Which was not my case, but money is not even the point.
The point is that if you don’t have office stationery and the same damn place to commute to every damn Monday, all your business, freelancing and consulting is just seen as a synonym for a Millennial-inspired form of modern unemployment toward which no respect is due.
Next time somebody insults your profession or passion, or both, ask them what their dream job as a child was.
Whatever the answer, your revenge will be in that quick flash that will cross their eyes.
And responds to the name of failure.