Fuck Horatio Alger, Man

Friday, December 03, 2010

Remember when the American dream was all about coming from nothing and making your fortune? To hell with yer pluck and luck. Now all head hunters are good for is telling you to give up your possibly secure job so that you can be the last one hired and likely the first one fired from the next one. Just think. In a few, short months you too can join the ranks of the unemployable Horatio Algeresque losers out there.

And how much do I love this font of employment wisdom's grammar?

"Do yourself and favor [sic] and start looking now," he wrote in the ad. "When you lose your job, you will interview from a position of weakness."

He's a friggin' genius.