Sometimes it’s hard being a junior… But then you realise it’s waaaay easier than paying for a mortgage and trying desperately to keep your job, so you chill out and find a way to make it awesome. Sound like a good philosophy? Stan (http://branddna NULL.blogspot NULL.com/) has an anecdote or two to help spread the good word.
In last week’s Whip I wrote about people failing to turn up for appointments. Why did I do this? Because people who make an appointment to see me and don’t turn up shit me. End of story.
However I should tell you that there is another side to this story. And it dates back several years.
As a young shitkicker I booked an appointment to see a Creative Director with my folio. I had to take time off from my day job to make this appointment, so you can imagine how disappointed I was when I turned up to find that the CD wasn’t even in the building.
His assistant apologised and made me a new time to see him.
Yet again I had to take an afternoon off work to make the appointment. Yet again the CD wasn’t there when I turned up. The third time this happened I decided the CD was obviously a dickhead and gave up trying to see him.
The lesson I learnt from this string of disappointments is one I still follow to this day. It’s a lesson you can learn from too;
Be nice to people as you scale the career ladder because chances are you’ll meet them again when you’re on the way down.Tweet