Why do I continue beating my head against a wall? I recently ran the following personal ad on a web site I have referenced in the past (local arts community), well over a month ago:
Every Organization Needs Good People, Right?
How does a male currently languishing in the logistics industry reinvent herself as a female in the arts or nonprofit community? If I knew the answer to that question, I would do so! Instead, I turn to anyone out there that might be able to help or point me in the right direction.
Could your organization use someone vibrant and energetic, who has a depth of business and life experiences? Can you use someone who brings an extensive education and a long and demonstrated ability to get the job done in various industries?
I am a unique personality who works well with both co-workers and patrons, brings diversity to your workplace and to your mission. I am a mature, highly dependable and responsible woman who simply gets the job done, whatever that job or task might be.
I am seeking to make a career shift into a more creative and fulfilling opportunity and bring all the skills and talents you need! I am a transgendered woman who has worked extensively in the finance industry, currently in logistics and has given hours to many arts and charitable organizations, including our world class art museums, many area community theaters and numerous charities. Significant references are available.
As we reemerge from the pandemic, I want to do something that will make a difference! I have done that within my community through my daily blog that has achieved a worldwide reach and been an inspiration for many who live with the same gender issues as I have.
Give me a shot or at least a call! Make a suggestion or refer me to someone who could use the help. You would be surprised how someone with my skills and experiences can make your task or organization that much better.
I received two rather kind responses.
Great Personal Ad
Hi…I don’t have a job to offer you… wish I did but you sound like a fabulous gal. Hope the ad has the desired result and you find a dream of a job.
Great and heartfelt appeal! I wish I knew someone that could use your skills and talents, but alas I’m just a mom of a MT kid and all of my theatre friends are struggling. All the best to you in your future endeavors! You’re very brave and a true inspiration!
Remarkably kind and sweet gestures, both. But beyond that………[crickets chirping].
So we learn two lessons here. As I have said time and again, people are incredibly kind and accepting. This gives me hope for the future.
However, I need to face reality and accept that nothing will come of all of this. Life is sometimes a bitter pill and I guess we simply need to accept the hand we have been dealt. It’s not that I expected people to line up for me, but I was hoping for something, anything. Even a simple conversation and/or brainstorming session. One connection, anything, instead…….nothing.
Look I understand I can take off the dress and find something, anything if necessary. Someone living this 24/7 doesn’t have that option and those people have my deepest admiration. What courage!