A collection of short pieces about the things most dear to us, and how we hate them.
Though new to the working world, Melanie Blackwell is confident she exemplifies the qualities necessary to thrive as a personal secretary. Typing and organizing come as naturally to her as eating and sleeping come to others, and she has always envisioned herself working in an office, answering phones in a courteous and efficient manner. Maintaining a pleasant and professional demeanor, she is eager to begin her career and service at your earliest convenience.
Experience with Microsoft Office Suite
Unquestioning loyalty to authority
Typing speed: 120 wpm
Looks really good in heels
N/A, but inexperience can be its own asset. A talented beginner works harder than a veteran, and she can be trained to perform as best pleases her employer. Please accept my vocational virginity for the opportunity it is, for both of us.
The man who came into the lobby had soft, wet hands.
“I’ve really been looking forward to meeting you,” he said, shaking her hand, touching her shoulder.
She followed him into his office and sat where he invited her to sit.
“I just want to thank you again for coming. Would you like some coffee?”
Melanie shook her head. The man poured a cup for himself, and thanked her again.
“Thank you,” he said, taking a long gulp from his tropical coffee cup.
She waited for the interview questions she’d prepared to answer. What makes you a good fit for this company? Where do you see yourself in ten years?
“How long have you worn glasses?”
He nodded, as though this was interesting information, and made a note in his journal. “You’re over eighteen, right?”
Melanie nodded, and moments later had a job.
What a gentleman, she thought.