By k | November 30, 2009 - 6:00 am - Posted in Corporate Games

I’m starting a new contract gig today
(going from insanely busy
to unmanageably busy).

The employer hated my resume.
She didn’t like how I answered the interview questions.
I failed the personality test.
I am unavailable for half the contract dates.
There was a lot of competition for this role.

Yet I got the contract.

Why?
Because they felt I could do the job
and because they liked me.

I met with a senior editor on Thursday.
She told me that voice was important,
style was important,
but what really decided
the signing of a new author
was if she felt they could work well together.
Everything else could be fixed.
Personality… not-so-much.

Nice people do NOT finish last.

BTW… nice does not equal indecisive or meek.

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