January 21, 2010
Week six… I think I will be recovering until my wisdom teeth are removed and only then because I will have something else to recover from.
I discovered this afternoon that I only need to take two more classes to graduate. I wish I could have figured this out…oh maybe, before this fall, and then maybe, just maybe I would have been able to get out of school a quarter early. I think I have Bruce Meader to thank for this. Thanks Bruce. You have really made my time at RIT stress free, both academically and financially.
I have two critiques today. One for a website and another for two editorial spreads. The first went very well, even though the process was a little redundant, and the second was constructive. I wasn’t happy with what I put on the wall.
So I will share with you the first project. A website dedicated to showcasing what will hopefully turn into a job. Be nice.
I started to apply for a job today. Major League Baseball is looking to hire a designer; I would move to New York for this one, but I couldn’t even get to the meat of the application because I couldn’t answer one of the generic questions in the very beginning! What the hell does this mean? “Are you able to perform the essential functions of the job being sought with or without a reasonable accommodation?” Does this mean that I can perform the job without being paid? Does this mean I can perform the job without a place to live? Without food?
I guess I am not eligible for the job simply because I cannot answer this question. For the sake of not feeling like an idiot, I decided to choose yes and move on. But then I got stuck again, when they asked me my “current salary” and “salary requirements” I was unsure how to answer again and then I gave up for real.
About a year ago I felt pretty comfortable with the job search process, but now… Now I feel very unprepared.
Tomorrow, I a photo shoot scheduled to finish up an ad campaign for Terra Chips and every time I think about it, I think about how delicious they are. Even now, I am getting a craving for their marvelous flavor. I will be snacking on them throughout the day tomorrow as I have to buy several bags in order to find four that are in perfect condition. Hopefully, I will find them before I eat them.
Outlook not so good.