In The Globe And Mail last year, an anonymous 29-year-old wrote in to describe the difficulty he’s had finding a well-paid, stable career in a corporate environment and has been getting by on short-term marketing contract jobs. After his letter was published, a few corporate recruiters got in touch with the letter writer and helped him with his resume, which has led to … more contract jobs. From last week’s followup by the Globe:
How was turning 30?
Awful. I didn’t think I’d be here at 30. I thought I’d be a little more settled. By the time my parents were 30, they had kids, they had their first place and they had their careers reasonably settled on. That’s not really the case with me.
Where are you right now?
I’ve done more contract work with various marketing and promo companies. It’s been awesome as far as gaining experience and more contacts.
Are you on a contract as we speak?
No, I’m between contracts.
Did you know that This American Life Host/incredible human being Ira Glass is Rookie editor/ young genius Tavi Gevinson’s mentor? IT’S TRUE. (Glass’s wife, Anaheed Alani, is Rookie’s story editor, so really it’s more like a fantastic THREEWAY OF MENTORSHIP.) Anyway: You can read all about that at the Wall Street Journal, if you’d like.
It sure is good that I’ve decided never to be jealous of anyone ever again, otherwise, wow, this would make for some tough reading. [STRAINED SMILE]