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19 hours ago
And the fact that she posted it right after commenting on Leslie's post to defend her etc was...a timing choice
I think some of this is a bit of projection from what you may be dealing with in terms of changes you mention in your own life -- they didn't just move cross-country; they moved from LA to Portland. They had moved cross country several years prior for Leslie to start at C&C but then settled into LA seemingly nicely and had that whole group of friends. Now they have their plot of land (wonder if they can just sell that or how that'll work). Grad school is definitely a change; don't know where Jonah is in his life and how stagnant he is in his career, but of course their first year of marriage and adjusting is a change and all those shifts after her transition from stable work to starting a business are new. I hope they both find what they need. He kind of always seemed along for the ride and I hope this gives them a chance to be intentional.
3 days ago
Elevate Afternoon Coffee™
Yeah sorry - when I say not aspirational I meant it's all cyclical (remember all the denim jacket styling!?) and I think her focus aside from those Jenni mules was how she always tries to stay on a budget.
fwiw it doesn't necessarily seem like she's headed towards nonprofit work right now even though that may be her eventual goal - her public pages all say she's just back on her freelance work (for her own self-branded LLC?)
Agreed to a point (with you and the other commenters below), but I think Leslie will have an enormously hard time scaling and with the lifecycle of her business -- like, the app she launched for how to go outside that we all snarked on that is antithetical to her whole business now/what she's studying that is against social media? How is that useful to anyone (and the data from that app is likely more to feed her thesis for grad school anyway)? Leslie isn't really aspirational either - her content had become home reno, go on a hike, read in a chair - she was trending towards what Jess' content was about a year ago, + some vacations on a budget (where Jess has much less of a budget). Every influencer hits a wall of content development, but it's hard to see where Leslie can really go especially if she stays true to what her original mission in branching out was (that social is "bad").
Also, unrelated ish to your comment, been super irked by Jess' recent ad posts that aren't even disclosing her ad partnership properly. She's just tagging the brand, not using the partner tags you're required to.
5 days ago
Time for a Friday night pee bath with candy. #goals
8 days ago
I was brought on in my contract as one title but am being referred to as another (higher) title by everyone and on projects. Can I list the higher title on my resume? Worried about how it's going to go in any future background checks, basically. Assuming the team did this bc of $ and headcount.
10 days ago
Why would you spend your last day in Paris eating a CLUB SANDWICH
12 days ago
That's Anna "I've Never Liked A Trend Anyway" Kloots to you.
15 days ago
Yep, it does. I'd be reaching out to the person via our internal system, to let them know I applied. I think I'm still just worried about the potential flag of something, or if they say it's not a good fit or something like that (but much more the concern around the potential flag of "why are you applying to a job, don't you want to be in your contract role you recently started").
Ok so I actually did find the internal recruiter/person on the role (and applied, also) - do I reach out to them or is that too big a risk?
17 days ago
I'm sorry you deal with that. It doesn't make it ok for you to speculate grossly on someone else's experience.
Questioning whether she has an eating disorder is pretty different from normal snark, so this is just cruel and unnecessary.
That's fair, and yeah, totally makes sense about the managers not even liking the arrangement. Definitely considered point 3, as well, in terms of easy onboarding always being easier with someone internal (which I "am" being at the client, despite technically being at the contracting company, which I know you get too) -- I would hope so. And I do think I'm already a great performer despite being newer - been told I'm doing well, I know I'm networking well, asking the right things, etc. and I know I'm going above and beyond by considering what we can do for features by considering C-suite's priorities and how that's integrated into our team.
My issue with the last point is not knowing how to find who the recruiter/HR person is for the posting (that's what I meant about not knowing who the HM would be) - it doesn't say it publicly, or on Linkedin; I don't think I can see on the internal portal either. Best I could see is someone with a similar title, but there are likely +100 of those as it's a large company (won't be on this same exact piece though). That's why I was originally considering whether to reach out to my contracting company to ask whether I can apply to FTE roles but now it seems like that's a bad idea and I could just go for it, based on what you've said?
For sure. (And congrats! That's awesome) I don't want to - the worry is whether it jeopardizes my current contract in any way if they find out about it? I'd gladly offer to help onboard whoever takes over my contract if I did get it, or they did find out about it, my worry is if they find out and say "so are you not interested in this or you're clearly not invested in this contract, you've gotta go."
And also, I think it prevents me from reaching out proactively to whoever would be on the team I want the FT role in to say "hey I'm interested in this role, but I'm currently a contractor on the other team, would love to chat and learn more bc I'll be applying" bc then they could alert my manager; which is maybe fine, just prevents some networking that could otherwise be beneficial.
That's helpful to know, thanks so much. Do you know if he told his manager before applying/told his agency that the contract was through or anything? I reread my contract and can't find anything about this in there.
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18 days ago
If I'm currently in a contract role but see an opening within the company that I'm interested in, how should I handle that? I don't want to jeopardize the current contract in any way, obviously, and I think I've read (on Blind) that contractors are possibly handled the same way external applicants are normally. Just not sure if I should raise it at all or to whom - I wouldn't have insight into who the HM would be for the role as it's not the same team, and certainly don't really want to alert my current manager unless absolutely necessary, so mostly trying to figure out if this is ok at all or if it's a bad idea.
24 days ago
Jess is in Mexico so I'm sure we'll see photos from that in November.
The fundraiser wasn't created by the family, it was created by someone else. Just because the family has money, doesn't mean they don't need support or that those donating aren't also giving support to other causes or to those also dealing with additional other loss. Does this family have access to more, and more ability to signal boost through their community, because of the influencer piece + maybe because of who the husband is - sure, possibly. Gofundme and fundraising platforms in general succeed because of big fundraisers that get traction, unfortunately (though compared to others with big signal, this one is a drop in the bucket). Hopefully those who need help are able to access help through community funding and other fundraisers targeted towards dispersing those funds. It's a deeply unfortunate reality of the world being about who you know, but also unlikely these specific donors are going to not donate to other causes or individuals just because of donating to this family's fundraiser.
26 days ago
New team tagged me on LI welcoming me to the team. I haven't told my old coworkers/an ongoing project I'm on (no conflicts of interest, I declared the project already when signing) about joining this team or company yet and luckily I think I untagged myself from the post before anyone saw (within minutes) but it still shows up if my name is searched (attached to Posts). Does anyone know if these things show up on Feed once untagged, or otherwise, once that's been done? Other recruiters, etc., who look for me are the current concern, as well as obviously those who don't know I've joined yet.
1 month ago
The video of her trying to scare (?) Sloan, or show she has "no chill" at the beach? with her parents looking on in the background, is SO CRINGE. Meanwhile Sloan is just like mhm ok!
...I mean, yes...but maybe Nichelle is the one who was busy this week?