Has Penelope Trunk finally suffered a psychotic break on the pages of BNET?
“You don’t need time to job-hunt.”
Or did her editor?
“Job-hunting does not take all day… It’s too hard. So a bad job does not interfere with a good job hunt.”
Why Hunting for a Great Job Will Hurt Your Career is either a joke, or Trunk’s synapses never made it back from lunch.
“You know the saying that lucky people create their own luck? For the unemployed, that means taking almost any job.”
In any event, there’s no excuse for the editor who let this onto the front page.
“But I’ve got news for you: Living up to your potential is BS. What does that mean, really? I think it means impressing your friends, or, worse, your parents, and you have better things to aim for in life than that.”
I have happy relationships with my parents, my friends and the people I work with. But in any case, I’m leaving a special area in the comments section below, for the person whose job doesn’t involve personal relationships.
“You are not going to find happiness from your job – that comes from personal relationships.”
BNET, you tell me: Should we pretend all perspectives are healthy, interesting and worthy of debate? Or is it okay to publish whatever piles up in the cerebral dung heap? Be careful what you feed your readers, even if your editors are willing to eat it.[Update: GL Hoffman over at LinkUp explains it all with just a diagram. Actually, with a Gruzzle: Shovel-Ready.]