Now that I am published it seems that more people are looking at my job applications, but I am still getting a lot of people telling me that I am too expensive. Sorry folks, I cannot afford to go less unless you are willing to bend on your deadlines. I can go down the street and pick up a job flipping burgers for more than what many of you are offering or if I get really desperate I will take up one of the five million offers I keep receiving for insurance sales. Another issue I have been having with potential customers is that they don’t understand the term “Ghost writer”. When the customer accepts the final copy of my written work and pays me, it no longer belongs to me. I can not show you my past work because it is not mine to show or lay claim to. I would love to show in my portfolio a press release I did with its accompanying PowerPoint presentation, it went over beautifully, but I can’t. I can tell you that I did one for an engineering firm in Abu Dhabi, I can tell you it went quite well, I can even tell you that it is published in three languages in several newspapers, but I can not tell you what it is.
On the upside, I am now a regular contributor to Imperfect Parent so I actually have a portfolio I can present to people that is not strictly comprised of my personal ramblings and writings. The downside is that they still don’t pay the bills and my severance package has now run out. I am officially 100% on unemployment so it’s now time to officially get off my butt and find a job. Either doing what I enjoy or anything that will pay the bills.