I’ve had enough.
I mean I’ve really had enough of people’s bullshit.
The straw that broke the camel’s back came in the form of an email this morning telling me I wasn’t qualified to attend an event THAT I WAS INVITED TO!
I’m sorry that I am a RESPONSIBLE parent and hold a full time job in another industry that provides health benefits for my family. I sure as hell can’t get that from freelancing. So, I’m not a full time journalist. Nope. Don’t want to be. They’re all getting laid off. But if you’d done just a smidgen of research before you sent that invitation I wouldn’t be pissed off at you. I wouldn’t have even cared. But when you ask me to RSVP to your event, and I do, don’t come back and tell me I’m not qualified and only full-time journalists are allowed into your inner sanctum. Because we both know that’s bullshit.
I feel like I’m in middle school again and was invited to the cool kid party, only to show up and the cool kids act like I’m a dork for thinking I was even welcome to walk through the front door.
Thank you for humbling me after I got excited about being invited into your world. Thank you for making me question why I even do this. Thank you for making me feel like crap. For making me feel unworthy.
An quit sending me your damn press releases if you think I’m not “qualified” to cover your event or clients. It’s asinine and fills up my inbox, burying emails from people who DO want me to come write about them.
Here’s a tip: Don’t call it an invite if it isn’t an invite. This bait and switch tactic has been going on for years and it’s time to stop.
Now that my rant is over, we can all get back to our regularly scheduled programming. I’m off to research a cocktail post.
No. I’m not outing the company or person. That’s not how I roll. But it’s 2012 and I have a brain tumor which gives me a license to be unfiltered. Life is short and I’m no longer biting my tongue. 2012 is The Year of the Bitch, people.