Friday, April 27, 2012

A Change is in the Air

Hi girls,
I'm sorry for not writing sooner!  Rose, running away to Bali sounds so appealing at the moment!  Flora, how is unemployment treating you?  I also have some news on the employment front.  Last week, I marched into my boss' office and told him I couldn't work in this crazy environment and that things needed to change.  After a civilized chat (our first in ages) he agreed to let me work from home two days a week!  So starting in May I will be working from rue Monsieur le Prince (or Relais Odeon!) on Thursdays and Fridays!  I believe this will also alleviate some of the stress in my personal life as I work with the mystery man!  Yes, another office romance! Oh la la, why must I complicate everything?

And speaking of uncomfortable work situations, last night I had dinner with my dear friend S and her lovely boyfriend R and she told me about her first encounter with her new art dealer boss.  S is working at a very famous London gallery and on her first day she noticed the owner sitting at a table reading the newspaper.  She decided to go over and introduce herself (normal on one's first day!).  Well, her very polite "Hello Mr. X, I am the new assistant, it is a pleasure to meet you." was met with "I don't care who you are"!  He didn't even look up from his newspaper!  Can you believe it?  And what's worse, all her new coworkers overheard!  Poor thing, what was supposed to be a fabulous opportunity is already sounding like a bit of a nightmare!

So, les filles, I guess the three of us aren't alone.  Our contemporaries are experiencing the same soul- crushing, "why me?"-inducing frustrations we face in NYC, LA/London and Paris!  haha!

Missing you both to pieces!

Bisous xx

Monday, April 9, 2012

Always An Eternal Intern

Ladies, reading your emails has made me laugh out loud.  What a miserable bunch we can be.  I too am in desperate need for a change.  We all know that I work for pennies as an intern.  Since we arrived to Londontown...  the director has been (to quote the locals) taking the piss!  I am working 12 hour days as we are shooting.  7-7 is the norm.  I would be able to cope with it if I were being compensated appropriately, but alas that is too much to ask in this climate... for fucks sake, his assistant that we left behind in lala-land is making at least triple what I do and she just gets to house sit for him until we return.  Most days I don't mind the grind... always keep my eyes on the prize, but today my eternal intern rage has surfaced.  Most possibly because my last pay check was less than that of a fast food salesman!!!

What is it with us?  Are we spoiled?  Because it seems to me that we have been paying our dues, be it in internship or entry level job capacity, for way too long.  In fact, I don't remember a time before I was paying my dues! Ha!

I have been dreaming of moving to a beach lately.  Just drop everything and live in a paradise.  Maybe become a yoga instructor?  Dog walker?  At least I won't have to pay my dues any more... whatever that means!  Move with me ladies.  Imagine after all this time... No more LA, NYC, Paris... we should all just put our resources together and move to a paradise and live happily ever after!

Who am I kidding?!?!?!  I love this bloody industry!  I've got another couple of years of endurance left in me before I definitively throw in the towel and become a yoga instructor in Bali!  

Chin up ladies! 

Cheers to the adventures ahead!


Sunday, April 1, 2012

A Case of the Mean Reds

Flora, you sneaky little devil!  I cannot believe you resigned!  I bet your bosses were as shocked as Rose and I are!  I did not see this coming!  And then scramming to Asia!  Tell us alllllll about it!  Please, I need something to lift my spirits!

I am in an absolutely wretched mood today.  The mystery man is being an absolute asshole and I don't like it one bit.  He is capable of pretty bad behavior (Alas, the perfect man is actually not perfect!) but this is unbearable!  Thinking about it makes me mad!  Like really mad! I'm supposed to see him for dinner tomorrow but I now have no intention of showing up.  I'm livid!  He is ruining everything!  Grrrrrr!!

In other news, work has been ghastly these days!  I should pull a Flora and just eff right off!  I'm starting to think I also need a change!  Maybe I'll run away to New York and Flora and I can be single and jobless together!  Or... maybe I'll just visit!!  Rose, if you haven't already run off with your movie star you should come too!

I'm sorry to be such a downer on this Sunday evening but I am oh so blah today!   A case of the "mean reds"!

Bisous xx


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