Higher Hires

26 Jul

“HIRED!!!” says the post.

A friend announces her newfound employment on Facebook, blasting friends and acquaintances with success. But doing so always makes a for a mix of emotions. You’re happy for your friend, even thrilled for her. But there’s a sneaking jealousy behind every post like that.

Then there is the curiosity of what job she got. Posting the emphatic “HIRED” in all-caps naturally begs the question: well, what job? where? By not posting the details, curiosity kicks in. You’re in effect asking for a friend to ask you for details.

You oblige. Onlookers now know not only you’re hired but also specifically what you’re doing. More jealousy. How did she get that job?

Finally, jealousy subsides when you realize your friend is indeed qualified for that job. You’re happy for her but that doesn’t mean you’re not sitting, hoping, waiting, wishing for your own chance to Facebook blast your own “hired” message.


3 Responses to “Higher Hires”

  1. Sarah July 27, 2010 at 3:43 pm #


    Also, you did an unsolicited feelings post? Whoa.

  2. Ryan K. July 28, 2010 at 12:36 pm #

    No, do you see the first person in this post? Didn’t think so.

    • Leslie July 28, 2010 at 2:57 pm #

      You use the “you” that implies “me.” Kind of like, “I have a friend who has this problem …”

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