When your mother wants to have a condescending argument when I tell her that I’m not qualified for the “creative director” position she sent from craigslist. Then continues to say, ‘well you don’t know until you try’. When I tell her I’m not qualified, she responds, ‘okay well you’re not qualified lets move on to a other topic’. Considering I’m a recently laid off junior, and she doesn’t seem to understand the ladder of career development. 🙄🙄🙄 Save me!

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“Thanks mom. I’ll look into it.”

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I’m so sorry. I hope you and she find peace and a way forward.

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Welp didn’t expect Fishbowl to make me cry tonight. My dad used to do this. He’d fill my inbox with jobs he thought would be great for me. Most of them were “marketing” or sales jobs. He just wanted to help. Now that he’s gone I regret never thanking him, even if it was in vain. Tell your mom thanks and say you’ll look into it...

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Now this post is making me cry. 😭😭😭

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“I can tell you’re trying to help and I appreciate it. There’s a clear career path for my industry, and if I applied for this position with my experience it would be like a fry cook at McDonalds applying for a Vice President role.” And if that doesn’t work, then the old stand by from SVP works, too.

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Honestly, if it's a CD job on Craigslist, it's probably so low end you might be qualified

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Tell her “thanks.” Tell her the day after that you “applied.” Tell her one week later you were “rejected b/c as a junior, you do not have the creative, nor managerial experience required for the role.” Hopefully she’ll stop doing it.

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Everyone is a creative director now. Even moms know.

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When you post a comment about your mom being a butt and then you get reminders of our own precious mortality on this achingly beautiful planet 😭😭😭😭😭😭 Love you guys

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You might just be qualified for a CD posting on Craigslist. Who posts there?

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Potentially I could but it’s also up the Hudson over an hour away. My mom thinks they do 😑. She spams me 10 times a day with odd jobs from serving in a restaurant (past life), to random stuff I have no experience with and would rather I work two restaurant jobs vs a career I’d be happy with. I’ve asked her to stop but doesn’t respect boundaries and still insists she’s the “boss” and tell me how to live my life despite being north of 30.

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