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(Boston Globe)   Woman is shocked, SHOCKED that the many 'intimate grotesqueries' she posted to her blog prevents her from getting a job   (boston.com ) divider line
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2009-02-09 07:54:21 AM  
She sure could use to learn commas or colons, depending on whether those are headings or participial phrases. . . .

.
 
2009-02-09 08:01:38 AM  
I would like this woman to give me a job.
 
2009-02-09 08:53:22 AM  
Right. She's a no-name freelancer who gained herself "notoriety" by publishing "scandalous" information about her "private life" on a Facebook page she wants everybody to access, and then somehow came into contact with a web editor at the Boston Globe and 700 words about the experience. This was in no way, shape, or form pre-planned, staged, or manipulated.
 
2009-02-09 08:54:44 AM  
I know. Books go out of print, e-zines are forever. Google is crushing creative writing. Photography too.

If only I had used a pen name back in 1995. In retrospect, failure to do so was a huge career decision.

There's no escape, babe. Start your own business.
 
2009-02-09 08:58:21 AM  
When will people learn that it's called a private life for a reason?
 
2009-02-09 09:21:54 AM  
I tried to tell our interns that, for anyone looking to move ahead, they should treat Facebook the way I was taught to treat a microphone during my first TV reporter gig.

Every microphone -- everywhere -- is live and your boss, your boss' boss, your boss at your next job, your grandma and the FCC are all listening in with a notebook. I don't care if the mic is unplugged and at the bottom of a gear bag. It's like "every gun is loaded until I personally open the action."
 
2009-02-09 09:22:15 AM  
This is a travesty. What's on the Internet is PRIVATE, dammit. People shouldn't be allowed to look at what you put up on a public website without your written permission, a signed NDA and a background check first.
 
2009-02-09 09:24:50 AM  
Pocket Ninja: Right. She's a no-name freelancer who gained herself "notoriety" by publishing "scandalous" information about her "private life" on a Facebook page she wants everybody to access, and then somehow came into contact with a web editor at the Boston Globe and 700 words about the experience. This was in no way, shape, or form pre-planned, staged, or manipulated.

Note to self: Write lurid blog posts.

\Freelancer
 
2009-02-09 09:27:45 AM  
She says in the article, that she completely understands why what she has blogged has made her unemployable.

This does not constitute being "Shocked, SHOCKED, I tell you."

But then subby wouldn't have a headline that goes green.

Good job there mod/mins.
 
2009-02-09 09:28:08 AM  
Plus, she stole the phrase "intimate grotequeries" without attribution.

GROTESQUE INTIMACY by Juliet Cook

for Matt Williams


My fake eyelashes are centipede legs.
Your fake moustache is a wooly slug.

Feel them flutter, feel them slither, feel them writhe
to get away from such intimate grotesqueries.
As for me, I will dance with it. I will closely embrace
the taste of carrion or at least make believe;
costume myself as the reaper's quaggy consort.
Fling me like chaff, brittle bracts, black burrs.
I'm flexuous enough to purr and pretend I revel in it.

Glammed-up, I'm scarecrow-esque.
The crows eat off my tapered fingers
and I cradle the stubs. Wrap them up
in white gauze. Bloody baptismal dress. Wormy bassinet.
A small handful of fresh mummies.

Glammed-up, you're hustler-esque.
A smooth skullcap hides the burls that protrude from
your misshapen head. Suspicious spongy mass.
Coiled colony of parasites. Question mark shaped
dread and razor sharp suckers.

Leeches can feel our vibrations
and sometimes enter through an orifice
and then become engorged
and then become immune to extraction
until they've had their fill of our strange fluids.

In the crow beaks, the violet pastilles of my fingertips.
In the parasite tails, the slime trail from your bleeding
crepe paper sash. We're being drained, smeared,
dragged into the lush desire for even darker disguises.

Beady-eyed sweetie. Zombie lips.
Feel the baby earwigs tickle your spine.
They know how you want to be a book
about decay, disgust, the juxtaposition
of brutal bite-marks and white sheets.
Dirty toe cleavage and polished nails.
I know what you need.

I will send you a tiny envelope
of toenail clippings, spit-stained
tatter of black gown where a black dog slobbered
before he bit and he must have been rabid
for all the frothing at the mouth I've done lately.

I will spoil you, lavish you
with parcels of detritus, with the crude rejectamenta
from between my teeth. Infinitesimal oddments,
fossilized squirrel fur, creamy nougat hardened
into dangerous pellets, pellicle scraped from creepy tongue.

I will show you my wrists. Little slits, little slits
for you to fish, for you to kiss, for you to fill
with your own venom and ephemera.

(inspired by Halloween, a Camille Rose Garcia painting, and a Matt Williams poem)


/// I kind of like it.
 
2009-02-09 09:36:45 AM  

Pocket Ninja: Right. She's a no-name freelancer who gained herself "notoriety" by publishing "scandalous" information about her "private life" on a Facebook page she wants everybody to access, and then somehow came into contact with a web editor at the Boston Globe and 700 words about the experience. This was in no way, shape, or form pre-planned, staged, or manipulated.


This.

/is just another article in her "blogging career"
 
2009-02-09 09:37:53 AM  
And this is why the only place I use my real name is on LinkedIn.com. You can Google my name all you want and that entry is the only thing that comes up.

But I do have a question: How can someone see your Facebook page if you don't friend them?
 
2009-02-09 09:50:02 AM  

Pocket Ninja: Right. She's a no-name freelancer who gained herself "notoriety" by publishing "scandalous" information about her "private life" on a Facebook page she wants everybody to access, and then somehow came into contact with a web editor at the Boston Globe and 700 words about the experience. This was in no way, shape, or form pre-planned, staged, or manipulated.


The Boston Globe, make up news stories? I am shocked, sir, you would even consider it. :)
 
2009-02-09 09:54:17 AM  

brigid_fitch: And this is why the only place I use my real name is on LinkedIn.com. You can Google my name all you want and that entry is the only thing that comes up.

But I do have a question: How can someone see your Facebook page if you don't friend them?


Because someone hasn't made their way over to the privacy tab and selected that only friends can see them.
 
2009-02-09 10:09:14 AM  
anyone else think she looks like the "the screaming woman"'s sister?
 
2009-02-09 10:15:29 AM  
Annoying I found that article
 
2009-02-09 10:21:44 AM  
Or you could just put things you'd say in public on your blog. I don't think I have anything incriminating on mine.
 
2009-02-09 10:21:51 AM  
you know ..

it wouldn't surprise me if she was actually the submitter too...

lady, you need to try harder


shocked (yawn) shocked i te.. (big yawn ) ll you
 
2009-02-09 10:27:32 AM  

Pocket Ninja: Right. She's a no-name freelancer who gained herself "notoriety" by publishing "scandalous" information about her "private life" on a Facebook page she wants everybody to access, and then somehow came into contact with a web editor at the Boston Globe and 700 words about the experience. This was in no way, shape, or form pre-planned, staged, or manipulated.


it's also shocking that there's a link to her blog at the end of the article. absolutely amazing!
 
2009-02-09 10:37:00 AM  
She writes for the Huffington Post? That right there tells me all I need to know about her. I bet she has lots of cats, and she emasculates her husband to the point where he'd rather have sex with the snowblower. fark, after reading that drivel, the thought of losing my penis so I never have to fark her again sounds almost pleasant.

This is one woman that's in dire need of a good, ol' Southern, back-handed slap across the face. Shut the fark up biatch - no one gives one great, big goddamn what you have to say.
 
2009-02-09 10:58:24 AM  
what? no pictures? she doesn't deserve a job, she deserves a spanking.

/and i'm just the kind of corporate recruiter to do it.
 
2009-02-09 10:59:16 AM  
I wouldn't hire her because of the pathetic begging for Facebook friends in her byline.
 
2009-02-09 11:00:10 AM  
She's on step 2 of a three step plan.

1: Start a scandalous gossip blog using real name
2: Become unemployable
3: Collect disability

Seems pretty solid to me.
 
2009-02-09 11:02:35 AM  
Amazingly, you may be called into account for what you do and say in public.

Pxtl: Or you could just put things you'd say in public on your blog. I don't think I have anything incriminating on mine.


This is my approach. Also, when applying for jobs I use my full name, and online I use a shortened nickname that most people don't connect with my full name. This makes me relatively google-proof.
 
2009-02-09 11:03:07 AM  
In another life, I was a CNN head writer and senior producer.

No wonder the media is a joke, being staffed by ninnies and drips like this woman. She's a pathetic neurotic attention whore. And she writes the "news?"
 
2009-02-09 11:05:04 AM  

canyoneer: In another life, I was a CNN head writer and senior producer.

No wonder the media is a joke, being staffed by ninnies and drips like this woman. She's a pathetic neurotic attention whore. And she writes the "news?"


her oral skills are probably a lot better than her writing skills.

/yes, i see what i did there.
 
2009-02-09 11:05:30 AM  

Hagbardr: She's on step 2 of a three step plan.

1: Start a scandalous gossip blog using real name
2: Become unemployable
3: Collect disability

Seems pretty solid to me.


I'm sure she could fit some type of lawsuit in there as well..
 
2009-02-09 11:08:19 AM  

MadAsshatter: Hagbardr: She's on step 2 of a three step plan.

1: Start a scandalous gossip blog using real name
2: Become unemployable
3: Collect disability

Seems pretty solid to me.

I'm sure she could fit some type of lawsuit in there as well..


she could blog about her lawyer's briefs, the court's unremarkable animus, and her unclean hands.
 
2009-02-09 11:18:31 AM  

sailorman_glh: She writes for the Huffington Post? That right there tells me all I need to know about her. I bet she has lots of cats, and she emasculates her husband to the point where he'd rather have sex with the snowblower. fark, after reading that drivel, the thought of losing my penis so I never have to fark her again sounds almost pleasant.

This is one woman that's in dire need of a good, ol' Southern, back-handed slap across the face. Shut the fark up biatch - no one gives one great, big goddamn what you have to say.


You may want to talk a few things over with your wife. You two seem to have some issues.
 
2009-02-09 11:24:34 AM  
Some asshole with the same name as me has an ultimate douchebaggy facbook profile that pops up first when someone googles my name. Any farkers have any idea how to deal with this. Should I ask facebook to not index this particular profile since it affects job opportunities for me.
 
2009-02-09 11:27:04 AM  
Sure:

Apply For Jobs that don't base your Qualifications on what you Put on a Social Networking Site.
 
2009-02-09 11:27:40 AM  

silout: Some asshole with the same name as me has an ultimate douchebaggy facbook profile that pops up first when someone googles my name. Any farkers have any idea how to deal with this. Should I ask facebook to not index this particular profile since it affects job opportunities for me.


Your best bet is probably to establish a positive web presence for yourself that would adequately distinguish you from the other guy.
 
2009-02-09 11:38:38 AM  
and one day, and that day is not too far off, your employer will know more about you than you do.

that is what the owners of this country will have set up in 10 or 20 years.

ain't Freedom great??
 
2009-02-09 11:41:38 AM  
While obviously a ploy for an article, it did get me to update my page to have nothing bad that can be traced to me from when I was in college.
 
2009-02-09 11:50:52 AM  
If you jamokes RTFA, you would see that she isn't shocked, but completely understands, and is in agreement with her lack of employment....
 
2009-02-09 11:57:15 AM  

silout: Some asshole with the same name as me has an ultimate douchebaggy facbook profile that pops up first when someone googles my name. Any farkers have any idea how to deal with this. Should I ask facebook to not index this particular profile since it affects job opportunities for me.


Put a disclaimer on your resume?
 
2009-02-09 12:13:36 PM  
'intimate grotesqueries'?
I'm not even RTFA for fear of seeing "tub girl".
 
2009-02-09 12:22:57 PM  
This is not a bookmark to come back later for fapping material.

/unless the "tub" reference above proves to be accurate
 
2009-02-09 12:24:48 PM  

journeymd: Your best bet is probably to establish a positive web presence for yourself that would adequately distinguish you from the other guy.


Thats a good point, except I am an introvert. This also means if you don't like someone, you could create a bad online avatar for them and boy if it hits google first page, it would cause a huge problem for them. Imagine a half assed HR guy weeding out resumes by googling prospective employees(Imagine it is google hr). I know one poster here says don't apply for them. Sure, we dont have any choices when the economy is going down the drain. You take what you get.
 
2009-02-09 12:36:02 PM  
This is what happens when attention whores get too old to acutally get attention.
 
2009-02-09 01:01:07 PM  
I tattooed F*CK YOU to my forehead and I can't get a job either. Maybe the globe will do a story about me.
 
2009-02-09 01:28:11 PM  
A slut is a slut is a slut.
 
2009-02-09 01:40:49 PM  
"A slut is a slut is a slut."

Actually, I think she'd qualify more as being a whore, but that's not the issue here. Obviously, the woman is playing to her strengths. If you can't see that she's thumbing her nose at the world, then you are the one she is gesturing at. Frankly, I'd like to buy the woman a drink for her honesty.

/Nothing put on the Internet ever really goes away - and that includes your raspy search inquiries...
 
2009-02-09 01:48:10 PM  

silout: journeymd: Your best bet is probably to establish a positive web presence for yourself that would adequately distinguish you from the other guy.

Thats a good point, except I am an introvert. This also means if you don't like someone, you could create a bad online avatar for them and boy if it hits google first page, it would cause a huge problem for them. Imagine a half assed HR guy weeding out resumes by googling prospective employees(Imagine it is google hr). I know one poster here says don't apply for them. Sure, we dont have any choices when the economy is going down the drain. You take what you get.



I used to do interviewing and hiring, and I did have a cover letter that said in the middle of the page that the applicant's name was shared with someone with a predominant presence on the web, but that it was not his. With that in mind, when I did google the name, I could check the facts on the CV versus the profile pages, and it was obvious they didn't match. As a manager, didn't make me suspicious, and I found it nice that the applicant had taken the preventative measure of informing first.
 
2009-02-09 02:30:30 PM  
There's another Adolph Hitler Campbell on the Intratubes and he is really affecting my ability to get a job.
 
2009-02-09 03:36:40 PM  

bulsd: Sure:

Apply For Jobs that don't base your Qualifications on what you Put on a Social Networking Site.


I'm still looking for a job that doesn't base my qualifications on what I do in my garage at about 11:00 on a Friday night.
 
2009-02-09 04:49:06 PM  

brigid_fitch: And this is why the only place I use my real name is on LinkedIn.com. You can Google my name all you want and that entry is the only thing that comes up.

But I do have a question: How can someone see your Facebook page if you don't friend them?


If you and them are in the same network, and you haven't changed privacy settings, they can see it. Or they just use their roommate's account when he isn't home. I prefer the second method.
 
2009-02-09 06:15:20 PM  

brigid_fitch: And this is why the only place I use my real name is on LinkedIn.com. You can Google my name all you want and that entry is the only thing that comes up.


It's also handy having a common name and confusing the subject. Let them Google me all they want and for the most part all they'll hit are websites about Lewis and Clark.
 
2009-02-09 06:39:50 PM  
Luckily for me, nothing at all comes up about me when you google my first and last name. You will get several Phd's (obviously not me) and a lot of genaelogy research though.

/us my maiden name for facebook
//use pen name for myspace
///catch me if you can HR guy, you don't have that much time.
 
2009-02-09 09:24:45 PM  
Time for my real life blog story:
We hired this chick at our work. Good qualifications and a very pleasant interview. Within days of her starting we knew we'd been had. She went from a great hire to a lazy, annoying, emotionaly unstable chatterbox. Within a month everyone wanted her gone; she was a complete cancer in the workplace. But it's hard to fire someone because they annoy you. So the day we caught her circumventing the corporate firewall to access blocked sites was a blessing. It was a genuine firable offense. After a year of putting up with her shiat, it was over. (Except for the part where she sued for wrongful termination.)

And then one day, someone stumbled upon her blog. We all read it and had a good laugh at her misery. And every couple months someone would remember it and we'd all go back and read the updates. It was a complete trainwreck filled with horible intimate details most people would only think to share with their physician, OB/GYN, or shrink. Two years later and she is still biathcing about getting fired and still biatching about being out of work. It's all our fault for ruining her life.

Thing is, if I was looking to hire her and found her batshiat crazy blog, which wasn't hard to find, I wouldn't dare hire her.

Personal blogs are something I just don't get. The only people that care about the intimate details of your life are people that would already know those things without going to your blog. Would you share that shiat with a stranger sitting next to on a plane? No? Then keep it to yourself. In her case, it's keeping her from having a decent job and she still doesn't get it.
 
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