a meditation on professional catfishing and the odd jobs that led me there
felt very emotional while reading this as I too have unfortunately been acquiring odd jobs these days (nothing to the extremity of being a catfish porn star, though). the worst thing is I did receive my college degree, graduated magna cum laude, too (if that even matters). however, after hundreds of applications, i have been rejected by every single company. feels like there’s no end in sight, but your writing gives me hope <3
this was beautiful holy shit. i work for a street wear sneaker brand in aus and often times it feels like i am selling my soul in order to reach arbitrary sales goals. we are forever competing against each other at a store, regional and national level. thank you for perfectly encapsulating the nature of the salesperson.
this is oddly beautiful for something about work and minimum wage jobs
“ There’s nothing I can say to this end that hasn’t been said better by someone else in a way that feels more concise and less trite, but I still put my hand out into the ether for you to hold.”
has been added to the quotes section of my notes app. thank u for sharing ur words and feelings Eliza :) the compassion in this piece feels like warm tea. lots of love
god you are brilliant!!!!
very based essay Miss eliza...been waiting 4 this one 🙌🏻❤️
Eliza that last paragraph. So beautiful.
such a beautiful reflection on the ways isolation changed and hurt us. i admire your writing greatly!!
this was incredibly beautiful and insightful
Missed ur essays :)
eliza if i eventually can write half as elegantly as u do, i will have achieved every goal in my life. i would never have expected to read an essay about minimum wage jobs in la with such excitement
I used to be in d2d sales summer of 2020, it would oscillate between feeling like and game and meeting lots of interesting people and being pretty demoralizing w so many doors literally slammed in my face. Can confirm the polo is the most sexless article of clothing ever created.
I enjoyed hearing about your experiences, love to you!
I am once again unemployed so this really hit, also I feel like half the jobs out there are kinda scammy lately
Eliza, wow. Equally cutting and beautiful. Thank you for sharing your mind with us.
i consumed this so quickly that i needed to read it again and kept scrolling as if there was more...what a beautiful piece ty for sharing this vulnerable moment i’m in awe