Thursday, November 29, 2012

Hire Me, Please

So I was laid off the other day.  I'm not terribly bummed as it was soul-crushing, corporate Bizarro world, office drone type work, but it did pay well and now I'm faced with the financial reality that I have too many cars, eat too much food and go on some pretty ballin-ass vacations with regularity.

I have a few part-time side jobs (freelancing for Bring a Trailer, making affordable mid-century inspired furniture), but they're more hobbies that bring in a few extra bucks than anything like a career.  I have ambition to make these things grow, but that's where I need some help.

Hire me, please.  I can write my ass off.  I take decent photos and am learning to take better ones.  I have a borderline Asberger's-like knowledge of cars and automotive history, but without all the social awkwardness and weird clothes.  I'm hard-working, smart, personable, creative, enthusiastic, ready to pay my dues, and eager to make a name for myself in this industry.

Thanks for your time and consideration.


pay negotiable

4 comments:

  1. Good luck and godspeed. I really like this blog, your taste in cars, and your ability to write. In spite of your current situation, my personal assessment based on what I've seen and what I know is that the future looks bright for you.

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    1. Thanks, mcb. You guys are a big inspiration, it means a lot.

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  2. I follow your blog because you seem like some sort of Doppelganger of me, right down to the similarity in names! (you may have seen some of my comments on JustACarGeek, before he switched to Facebook for his blogging. I had sent the line about "The things that give cars their character are their character flaws".) Anyway, all of what you said above is true, about the writing and the photography. The best advice I will give you really comes between 3:21 to 4:19 in an interview with Michael Caine from TCM on youtube. Check it out and see what I mean (although, I would not be surprised if you had already seen it) Hope that helps.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BjiM_CFkPTw

    Alden

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    1. Hi, Alden. I don't frequent JACG all that frequently, but it's nice to know you. Thank you for the compliments. I'm a big Caine fan, and I very much appreciate you sharing that bit of the interview with me. I've been thinking along the same lines, but to hear it from him, in his own way, was really touching.

      Thanks for reading, and for chiming in, I sincerely appreciate your support.

      Cheers,

      Alan

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