There was a time when I was working as a resume writer and was quite good at it
In my resume writing career, I had more than 100 happy clients (apart from one who was a fucking prat) and helped people in real need find a decent job but, at the same time – an equal, if not double, amount of time was going wasted trying to deal with insinuations disguised as questions coming my way from the randomest people out there.
Yes, I perfectly know that the word randomest is not supposed to exist, but I don’t give a damn.
So you know who I am talking about, 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 still 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 Seriously? Do people need somebody to write their resume? What sort of cretins they are?
The truth is that 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 and possibly a boss to complain about, all your business, freelancing and consulting is just seen as a synonym for a Millennial-inspired form of modern quasi-unemployment toward which no respect is due.
Next time somebody insults your profession or passion, or both, ask them one simple question: you’ll want to learn what their dream job as a child was.
Whatever the answer, your revenge will lie in that quick flash that will cross their eyes.
And responds to the name of failure.