I'm in the mood for a daredevil stunt, something that will get my heart pounding like 200 cups of Starbuck's. Something that will bring me as close to a near-death experience as I can get without having to drive.
Lessee ... maybe I can apply for a job, blog about the pros and cons, mention some blather about the job lacking passion, and conveniently forget my blog URL is on my resume.
Doesn't that sound scary?
Just to up the ante, let's say the people who aren't supposed to be reading this (ie, my prospective boss and co-workers) are very computer-savvy folks.
Which of the following scenarios occurs:
A. The boss offers me the job anyway, and is classy enough to never mention he read my blog. That is left to someone else in the department, who sends me a "friendly" warning to not step on any more eggshells;
B. The boss never gets back to me and offers the job to someone else. I can only guess the reason after a would-be co-worker clues me in via email;
C. The boss is bold enough to admit he read my blog, sending me a snarky email about why he's not offering me the job after all;
D. The boss emails a lovely note thanking me for my candor, explains his side of matters, and encourages me to keep writing.
Oh, ha ha ha, you think. Anne, that last one's just so funny! As if!
Okay, c'mon, guess. Which is most likely? Based on actual human behavior as we know it?
If you guessed "C" you'd be ... wrong.
It's D. Yeah, I'm still rubbing my eyes too. But I told you they were a nice bunch.
I don't have a formal job offer, but it's pending. Seriously. Can't tell you why. Secret negotiations stuff and the like.
Now all I have to do is figure out if I can afford to take it on the salary they're offering, which is just slightly less than what I'd need to make this viable.
And, by the way, in case you're reading this (and you know who you are), you folks are THE BEST.