Most of you know that I've been looking for a summer job for a few weeks now. It's hard to find a decent job when you can only work for the next two months and then are headed clear across the continent. Anyways, I stumbled upon an awesome opportunity: redesign the online version of the Alligator — our 'school' newspaper and the largest college paper in the nation. I received the following e-mail earlier tonight:
Sorry for the long reply time, but here at the Alligator there is a bylaw that only allows students to work in the Editorial department. Since you are currently in-between student status, I was trying to find a way for us to be able to use you. Unfortunately, the CEO said that there is no possibility of non-students working for any part of our Editorial department, which includes Online. Sorry about this. I thought you were very qualified for the job and would have liked to have brought you in for an interview. Any more questions, feel free to write back.
Managing Editor/New Media
The Independent FL. Alligator
I'm pretty disappointed. I think it would have been a great job. I should have taken the one class that I needed for a math minor; I would have been eligible for student jobs on campus and this Alligator gig. :\