Sunday, 27 November 2011
I just finished watching "Desperately seeking Santa" on Fox family, in their 25 days of x-mas (which I guess really isn't 25 days considering they started before thanksgiving) and for the most part, it was entertaining. Don't know about the ending though. Didn't really have a climax for me, not in my defintion at least. Not to spoil it for anyone who actually bothers reading my personal rants and rambles but the idea is she needs to produce income, significantly too. To prove the mall she represents is worth keeping and she produces this great idea of having a hot santa. I'm not gonna sit here and ramble about the guy because the s/l was far more interesting than the supposed "sex appeal" sell part of the movie.
Anyway, she proves her mall and moves through the ranks to get #1. Of course, the true motivation was when she found out her boss planned to shut down all but the #1 mall. Apparently her mall employs 900 people-lots of jobs to save and friends she made. Supposedly, she loses herself in the income and becomes a "bad" person though. I don't think she became too particularly insensitive or anything though. They just didn't understand the situation and they'd be very forgiving if they their livelihoods were at stake. Not that she told them, in order to avoid worrying them. I'd say she was just doing what she felt she and everyone needed.
Perhaps predictably, her boss was gonna close the mall anyway, despite her hard work to save her friends jobs. Also to find out they bribed politicians to get control of the male love interest's family restaurant. So, she turns down the promotion, tries blackmail and the movie ends. A horrible end really, not very concluding. She did the right thing though, going down with her mall friends but I can't feel she did anything wrong in her actions. I love holiday movies for the joy, family values, and yes the romance but the logic didn't quite work out here. It's true, you can't be everyone's friend.
Now, maybe I just don't understand the corporate world but that's how I see it. But that also means I can't have any hard feelings for not getting an interview for the job I tried earlier and I don't. His job was to find a researcher with the right skills, right education, and timing. I didn't meet any of them. Maybe I'm being presumptuous cause I guess you have a month to question it and it's only been 3 weeks but I truly think that if he was interested, he would have contacted me by now. That's fine though, it was a step I needed to take, a reminder that outside school, it's time to think about jobs. It's also a reminder that no matter what happens in my job search, when I get rejected, I can't blame them. As much as appealing as I may be, at the end of the day, they have a job to do. It is what it is.
I'm still horribly worried about employment but you have to keep your options open and not count on one option. That said, matt said he'd mention me to his dad who works in the oil industry, or was it natural gas? Figured it wouldn't hurt. What's the worse that can happen? He tells me there's nothing open and he doesn't know of anything else? That's the present situation! I hate trying that personal route and utilizing Mandy's relationship like that but I don't want to turn down an opportunity like that when it's available. I need to network and I'm really quite horrible at that. There's a line between being selfish and too selfless. I'm empathetic but at some point I need to do what's good for me and my livelihood too.