Thursday, April 19, 2007

origami in the city

A practical joker has city workers scrambling after he/she turned some of the remaining election posters into functioning windmills:

They can be found all over Decarie Blvd and Queen-Mary. I've also hear that they've made an appearance Downtown and in parts of NDG as well.

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

the mad scramble

I graduated my bardending course at the top of my class, boasting a never-seen final grade of 97%. Not to toot my own horn or anything.

We had a party at the bar we learned at (Cheers) and invited all our friends. Well, 37 of mine came. About 6 of them tipped me >=(

I guess they don't understand that I was WORKING and that it's not just a hobby it's my LIVELYHOOD!!!!! Humph.

I'm scrambling to find a job and I've hit a wall face first: I need to write a cover letter.

I asked Neel to help me and I showed him the one I wrote (albeit a CRAPPY one but I digress) and asked him to fix it. He refused, only to bark orders at me like: tell them about your love of people, etc.

WTF I've never HAD to write one before and therefore I don't know HOW to go about it. I think he doesn't know either and that's why he's being so useless. I've always used head hunters for jobs, and now I'm finding myself in the job hunting wilderness with no bloody guidance.

This is my first (not too mention shamefull) attempt:

Montreal, _________, 2007

Via ______

Name of Bar/Lounge/Club
Postal Code

Dear ________:

I would like to apply as a bartender in your establishment. I have certification from the Absolute Bartending School and I'm known to be good with people.

Professional bartenders are important to any establishment such as yours, so I want to assure you that you will not regret hiring me if you choose to do so. I'd be happy to meet with you in person if you'd like to get a feel for my personality and hear more about my experience. Please call ******** for an appointment that works for your schedule.

Thank you for your time regarding this matter.

Sincerely yours,

Monika **********
I can HEAR you laughing at me through your screens! *shakes fist*
*sigh*.... can anybody help me?