Saturday, May 5, 2007

Wanted: One good job

Dear Sir/ Madam/ Whatever,
I wish to apply to your organisation in the capacity of News Correspondent. I am currently working in this god-awful organisation called Sakaal Papers that is extracting every inch of blood from me without paying me adequately for my troubles.

Be that as it may, however, I have decided to up my market rate not in terms of the salary I expect, but in terms of designation. I am positively appalled by the numerous ghouls and silly-billies who are strutting around as Senior Correspondents and Special Correspondents without doing a single thing to prove that they deserve the designation.

Hence, if they can be promoted to an exalted Senior status, I believe so can I. Not only have I been doing stories to prove that I have some modicum of brains, I have the attitude and airs that can match a hike in position. Think about it.

Besides, if you're looking for biting sarcasm, a decent ability to not mince words, a halfway-there news sense and the brains to spot a news story from a distance of 100 metres or more of it happening, I'm your man.

And oh yes, the salary. I am not willing to negotiate with you on this. What I ask is what I expect to get. Not that it matters to you much, but I have a million plans that are not being fulfilled with the money I'm making right now.

Thanking you,
Yours faithfully and all that.

p.s.: No, you're not sitting on my application, as you are guys are wont to do. If you're reading this right now, call me the next minute.

4 comments:

Wittygoldfish said...

Interested in Joining "Our Life". We offer u the post of the Managing Editor

WiseAss said...

Make that Executive Editor and a five-day work week, and you've got yourself a deal.

Wittygoldfish said...

done deal that. U r now the Executive Editor of "Our Life". Name the salary packet and you have it. The only condition we impose is that you should work wid us 24*7

mukta said...

I am willing to work with "Our Life" for the two days that the Executive Editor is on leave. I also want to be the CEO.