Life Experience, Work, World

My Job Application to the World

Dear World,

I am Brittany Lee Holmes, a 22 year old Film and Television graduate from Yorkshire. I’m currently working as a sales assistant at two different places – a boutique store in the centre of York and the biggest and best railway museum in the country. This isn’t, however, what I want, understandably. My ultimate goal is to be a writer – fictional, journalistic, factual, anything, whether it’s under my own self-employment or within a company. I have a passion for the written word and feel that because it comes to me naturally, I could be successful with it.

My jobs at the moment are to earn money and gain experience in sales because marketing is an area that I have looked at. I have experience in customer service; making people happy and helping them in any way possible. I can handle cash accurately – something that seems to be becoming outdated and old fashioned now that cards and contactless payments are accessible to mostly everyone. Both of my jobs are on the front line, meeting people that are but strangers to me and dealing with some negativity. This is making me a stronger person. After being a meek teenager in high school and sixth form, working at the forefront of these businesses has made me blossom into a confident 22 year old who isn’t afraid of what people have to say to me, regarding the company that I am working for. The nature of my work means that I encounter complaints and unhappy customers, but after many experiences of this, I have developed a hard shell against it and adopted the mindset that it’s not me personally that they can be angry at. I am the face of the company for that few hours every week and nothing they can say will affect me.

My confidence is booming and after working in a high school for a year, I have perfected my poker face and a tone of voice that can send teenagers packing in an instant. I have learned how to command a room, how to grab the attention of disinterested 12 year olds and how to laugh off immature insults like they were little drops of rain. Not only has my time working in a high school given me a much needed confidence boost, it has also shown me what it’s like to work in a big, bustling environment. The job was varied and often I was expected to undertake tasks for which I’d had no training and I achieved things at that school that I never would have imagined I could achieve. I made a lot of friends at the school from all different departments – teachers, receptionists, health professionals, dinner ladies, principals and it’s really given me an insight into how everything runs and how educational establishments function. The reason I undertook this position was to get a taster of what it was like to work in a school because I’d been considering going into teaching. As it happens, I don’t want to be a teacher (yet) but I count it as a significant part of my life that gave me lots of valuable experience and skills I never knew I could have.

I’m applying to the world, appealing to anyone who should read this blog, in the hope that someone, somewhere will read my words and learn a little about my story. I’m not on the look out for someone to give me a wonderful job (as amazing as that would be) but I want this blogging community to know that yes, I’m working somewhere I wouldn’t necessarily choose and no, I’ve not yet given up hope. I’m writing everyday; I will never give up that dream. I shelved the ambition to be a film director a couple of years ago, but being a writer is something that I can really see myself doing and being successful through it.

So, world, hear me. Hear what my little voice has to say and accept me, take me, find me a place in this cut-throat business and let me be useful. Let me speak to the world and let me be who I am. I’m not a sales assistant, I’m not a teaching assistant, I am a writer, I am Brittany Lee Holmes.

Life Experience, University, World

You’re my bestest friend….but only on this street

I’ve just been pegging out the washing, being the amazing housewife-in-training that I am (it would seem -_-) and there were two kids playing outside on the back street, probably about 6 years old. Ah, takes me back. Sometimes I wish I wasn’t a 20 year old undergraduate, but that’s something for a different post. They were riding bikes and stopped just outside our garden wall and the girl turned to the boy and said in the most sincere way, “Did you know I started the fashion of long hair?” It was all I could do to not giggle, it was adorable. I even thought of writing a status about it on Facebook, but then I thought I could dig something out of it that would suit a WordPress post.

Congratulations if you’ve read this far πŸ˜‰ The boy didn’t reply to her, so I thought the conversation was done with, and I went back inside to get more washing. When I came back out they were talking again but the boy said, “You know you’re my bestest friend, only on this street.” She replied with, “Including Tony?” and his response was, “Yes, my dear, including Tony.” Okay, I may have embroidered that last one a little, they’re from Yorkshire, they’re not going to be that posh. And it just made me want to jump in a time machine and head back to when I was six and I knew exactly who my friends were and who I wasn’t so much friends with. This year has been particularly notorious for struggling with various types of relationships and I just thought ‘Why can’t it be as simple and innocent as back then when you didn’t have any emotions in particular that could affect your life?’ The biggest decision is whether to have Skittles or Maltesers and whether to wear your pink t shirt withΒ  a unicorn on it or the orange dress that your Nana thinks you look simply adorable in.

I do love my friends though and everybody that’s in my life. Everybody is so important to me in their own different way and I wouldn’t change any of them. Which is why I’ve now decided that I don’t actually want to go back. Relationships are complicated because each person is so vastly different to the next, even if they are the best of friends. All I want now is for uni to last forever *sob sob*.

Love your friends.

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University, World

How do your friends and colleagues describe you?

What skills do you have? What experience have you experienced? Describe your personality in no more than 147 words, why do you even want to work for us?

I WANT SOME MONEY DAMMIT!

That’s all I want. I want you to look at me, look at the fact that I used to work in a Chinese take away and get cash-in-hand-less-than-minimum-wage that I used to pay for driving lessons with, and then give me a job. I’ve been applying for various jobs online and it’s getting to the point where the applications are relatively laughable. Guys – if you’ve somehow found this and I’ve sent an application to you, how have you got your mits on this and keep reading, the more followers, the better πŸ˜‰ Idk. It’s just tedious to fill out a form that takes an hour and then to find out that you’ve been invited to answer the joyous multiple questions about how you would cope in particular situations. These are the worst. If the answers aren’t too obscure, there isn’t one that you’d actually pick. And the naughty thing about it is that you can’t explain your reasoning for choosing A, B or C, so you’re either wrong or you’re right, no matter how many times they claim that there’s no right answer.

I’m twenty years old, going into third year and all I want is my own money that’s not borrowed from the government. But apparently you have to be the perfect employee to be taken on by even the smallest company. I’m certainly not perfect, nobody is, but I am hard working and if you give me a job to do I’m going to damn well do it and I’ll do it well. Maybe I should add this to the bottom of my CV…

PleaseΒ hire me. Just look at how adorable I am!

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Entertainment, Television

Jezza

Being at home gives me the opportunity to watch one of my beloved trashy tv shows: The Jeremy Kyle Show. I’m not even kidding, I love it so much, I could watch it all day. It’s not to make myself feel better, or to laugh at those on it…it’s more if a fascination that I get to know that people actually live with these problems. And yes, I’m going to live by the fact that it’s not actors, unlike what I think about Jerry Springer or something. And loads of people go on about Jeremy being hypocritical, but I couldn’t care less, I love it and always will.

Thank you for putting up with my meaningless, yet clearly highly interesting posts and rants πŸ˜‰ ha.

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