Armed With Qualifications

| Working | September 1, 2013

(A very attractive, well dressed young woman comes up to my desk.)

Client: “I’m applying for jobs in retail and finance, but I’m not even getting interviews. I’ve got the qualifications they’re wanting, so I can’t understand it. Do you think the fact I got them in prison might be a problem?”

Me: *as neutrally as I can* “Well, some employers can be a bit sticky about things like that. I suppose it would depend why you were inside.”

Client: *brightly* “Armed robbery!”

Me: “It’s possible…”

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