I’ve been at my current job for almost 2 years. What do I do, you ask? I’m an administrative assistant (aka secretary) for a small community college branch in an impoverished area. 1/3 of the people I work with (as in coworker/bosses) are absolutely amazing and the other 2/3 are awful. Very catty old women who went to school together and don’t quite get along and they pull me and my cool coworker into the middle of it all, trying to cause drama.
It’s great. Fantastic. Absolutely lovely. A real pleasure.
Needless to say, I’ve been looking for another job. I’ve been lurking on sites like indeed.com and linkedin for a couple months now like a Slovenian model looking for her Trump. There hasn’t been anything of real interest popping up, especially anything that my level of skills could handle. That is, until now.
Like seeing a pool of water in a desert, I fell to my knees and kissed the gross carpet, crying uncontrollably like a newborn baby that just got its ass smacked for no reason. I did it, I finally found what I’ve been looking for, something that would make me so happy and so full of life again.
A receptionist (aka secretary) for Nintendo of America in Redmond, Washington. I can do everything that it’s asking for! Plus, I love Nintendo games! Dude, I got this. But then again, I’m sure 100+ other people do too. But you know why I’m the best candidate? Because I WILL DO ANYTHING AND EVERYTHING TO MAKE THIS HAPPEN.
I was reading up on current and previous employee’s experiences working for the company. There was a lot of good and some bad which is normal, but all the good seems very exciting. Here’s the basic rundown of pros and cons that I gathered:
+ They give out 2 bonuses a year! / – That’s likely on a freeze right now.
+ They have a monthly raffle to stay at a house in Hawaii! / – No con.
+ Good benefits package! / – Not sure if there’s a pension. I’ve read that they have it and that they don’t.
+ PTO is accrued by paycheck! / – Apparently people would rather have it given to them in a lump sum (Uh, no…I like accruing things) (HOARDER!!!)
+ Be in a really geeky area of Washington state, close to Penny-Arcade, Bungie, ArenaNet!!! / – Traffic probably sucks balls.
+ All dat networking tho! / – No con. Or all the cons? Hur hur, I mean conventions.
+ They have a gym! And tennis courts! And a soccer field! / – I would have to exercise probably.
+ It’s NINTENDO!!!! / – It’s Nintendo….but how is that bad?
Either way, I’m not in any position to be picky when it comes to possibly working in an industry I love. I’m sitting here with my toes, fingers, and eyes crossed hoping that they will give me a shout. I know I can do it. I know I can blow their socks off with my cuteness and secretarial skills.
I believe in you, Nintendo. I believe that you will make the right choice and a golden light will surround my application and you’ll accept the quest of hiring me.
That sounds like it kind of entails some grueling work, but I don’t mean it that way. I’m so easygoing! And chill and laid back. I don’t know how many other ways I can put that. Plus I get my work done!
So, Nintendo, here’s my direct message to you: