I am going to stand up for myself…

Two things have happened that I find completely ridiculous, and so I am going to say something about them both.

1) I didn’t get paid today because my manager is on vacation and didn’t approve my time card. No. Unacceptable. Angry email sent.

2) Last week, at my interview, a less-than-friendly woman whose role in the department I didn’t really understand interviewed me for about an hour. (The actual supervisor for my position interviewed me for 15 minutes.) This woman actually tried to ask me my age (which is illegal) and then told me she was surprised that someone with my background was interested in such an entry-level position (it was actually not the most condescending thing she said to me that afternoon). This morning, I decided that I would get in touch via email with the HR Manager who brought me in and let her know that this was really sketchy and left “a bad taste in my mouth.”

I used to work with a real firebrand actor-writer who taught fundraising workshops. He was very intense and would get really excited about some issues,  but he said something that I absolutely love. He said it was our responsibility to “educate the funding community” about our needs as artists. He meant that when you had the opportunity to discuss issues in the field, or with a grant, or whatever, you should take it. Be respectful, and be honest. I love this. I think feedback is crucial.

So I am giving some feedback. I’ll let you know how it goes!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Larkin Callaghan

Global Health & International Development: Strategy and Communications

Audience Development Specialists

Audience development beyond arts marketing

tales of work, unemployment and those activities in between


the subjective perspective of an analytical optimist

Steve Blank

Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Onward and Upward - Keeping an eye on the nonprofit sector, from the bottom up

Keeping an eye on the nonprofit sector, from the bottom up

Brad Lichtenstein's blog

Behind the scenes of What We Got: DJ Spooky's Journey to the Commons

All Our Tragic

By Sean Graney. 32 Greek tragedies adapted into 1 play.

Rebecca Makes Plays

from scratch. all the time.

%d bloggers like this: