Sandwich Board Man (No, Not That One) Got a Job

When we posted about Paul Nawrocki wearing a sandwich board advertising himself for a job, many of you say that it would never work.

But such a tactic did work, at least for this guy:

An out-of-work banker who became a symbol of the looming financial crisis by trudging Manhattan streets wearing a sign advertising "MIT grad for hire" has landed on his feet - scoring a well-paying job at an accounting firm.

In a more hopeful sign of the times, Joshua Persky got rid of his sandwich board and demonstrated that creative people can bail themselves out without any help from the government. [...]

What sealed the deal for Joshua? Why, it's a blog:

"The publicity I got from the sandwich board encouraged me to set up a blog to document my experience," said Persky, 49.

A headhunter spotted the blog and brought it to Weiser's attention.

"Obviously, I had vigorous interviews, but I think it was [the blog] which sealed the deal," Persky said.

Link | Joshua's blog Oracle of NY - Thanks Geekazoid!


Obviously if unemployment is at 6.8% and climbing, likely to go over 10% gimmicks aren't going to work for everyone. He may have gotten a job, but not everyone can. It's just a statistical impossibility that there be 10% of the workforce out of work, and also that they get jobs. Remember, unemployment isn't a measure of who isn't working, it's a measure of who is *trying* to get work and still can't!
Abusive comment hidden. (Show it anyway.)
I never said he couldn't get a job that way. I just wondre what idiot company would hire him. Obviously, one that wants some publicity.
Abusive comment hidden. (Show it anyway.)
"In a more hopeful sign of the times, Joshua Persky got rid of his sandwich board and demonstrated that creative people can bail themselves out without any help from the government."

Ah, yes. Personal responsibility! Which is just code for the feudal pre-destination concept of "deserving one's station in life."

Antifa's absolutely right to point out that such 'gimmick' cases are exceptional. If everyone did it (or something analoguous), we'd just be back to square one and you'd have to figure out an even better way to stand out. It's a zero-sum game.

Every now and again some rich guy says "well, all anyone has to do is stick it to the bastards and get rich, like I did, so I have no sympathy, etc. etc.".

How presposterous this is can be readily understood by imagining a world comprised solely of wealthy people sticking it to each other, there being no other category of people left.

Any social theory that negates itself if applied universally is not one to be taken seriously.
Abusive comment hidden. (Show it anyway.)
I'm in the process of hiring a person to my team. I like this guy's creativity. In my opinion, you HAVE to stand out with nearly 7% unemployment. This guy has the skill and he showed he was willing to market them.
Abusive comment hidden. (Show it anyway.)
???? ??? ???????? (?????????????? ? ?????????) ?? ??????? ??????? ?????????????? ? ???????.
???????? ??? ?????? ? ??????? - ? ??????? 24 ????? ?? ??????.
? ????? ??? ??? ????????: ????? ??? ???????, ??????, ????????? ?????, ?????, ?????????, ????? ??? ???????,
?????? ??? ????? ?? ?????????, ???????? ??????, ????? ??????????.
???.(048)734-22-76
http://www.ukr-proshop.com
Abusive comment hidden. (Show it anyway.)
Commenting is closed.
Click here to access all of this post's 12 comments




Email This Post to a Friend
"Sandwich Board Man (No, Not That One) Got a Job"

Separate multiple emails with a comma. Limit 5.

 

Success! Your email has been sent!

close window
X

This website uses cookies.

This website uses cookies to improve user experience. By using this website you consent to all cookies in accordance with our Privacy Policy.

I agree
 
Learn More