ore than one person is having a bad day at Timeout New York. Not only is their photo desk totally overworked, but whoever posted the opening for the position they desperately need to fill has officially goofed. It seems they’ve simply copy and pasted an email describing why the position needs to be filled, and has everyone on Twitter worrying about Melissa.
Job hunting is a huge pain.
Having to tailor your resume to each job’s requirements can be a time consuming task. And plenty of job applicants just wish they could get inside the recruiter’s head to know exactly what they’re looking for in a candidate.
So, if you’re a photo editor, you’re in luck.
In this extra-long job posting, we hear the woeful tale of Melissa, who is totally overwhelmed for lack of qualified freelancers. And the posting flatly explains that the position is being created to prevent her from leaving. It’s clearly an email some poor HR kid copy and pasted into a posting without thinking, but it’s a great inside look.
And it has people shocked.
Jaws collectively dropped as the posting went further and further into detail about the chaos that is the Timeout New York photo department. And confusion mounted as people wondered just how on Earth someone would hit ‘submit’ on this after entering it.
It gave people a whole new respect for photo editors.
Who knew wrangling freelancers could be such an insurmountable task. Not to mention the dearth of talent in a world where it seems just about everyone has access to professional camera equipment.
People were quick to rally around Melissa.
People felt for the poor, overworked Melissa, and they took to Twitter to voice their concern. And also, of course, to give Melissa credit for holding out this long, all while apparently doing a good enough job that the magazine would hire a whole new person just to keep her happy.
But that wasn’t all…