Encouragement from an Asshole
I believe I've mentioned her before, but of course, she deserves many, many mentions. My favorite high school English teacher was a notorious hard ass. She would rip apart your papers and call you a "dumbass." Literally, say out loud, that you were a dumbass. Once, she told a student that she could "eat alphabet soup and crap out a better essay." Of course, I love her (as a friend). We email every now and then I was just telling her about the perils of job searching. This is what she had to tell me:
"It is all about me remember? I think anytime you are offered a job you should stop, take a deep breath, and ask yourself, "would this ultimately benefit [her name]?" If yes, then the next question is,"How much will it benefit her?" If the answer there is not "a huge amount" then you do not want the job.....I really hope that I don't need to continually explain this to you. I am glad we had this little chat. I feel better."
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