Thursday, May 17, 2007


Argh! I know I don't really mention my job much here, but I'm in public relations, and right now I'm not exactly very happy with my current position. Long story, but I'm sort of digging around for positions in the area and tonight I had a phone interview with an outdoor gear company based in Boulder. It sounds super fun, relaxed and like they'd be really open to people wanting to take off during lunch and get in a workout, that sort of thing.

I don't think it went very well on the phone tonight, partly because I've done mostly tech stuff in my career and I don't have any outdoor gear experience, and partly because I was super nervous. Why? All I could think about was, what if they call me in for a second interview?

Then they'll see me. They'll see that I'm fat. And why would an outdoor gear company hire a fat girl. I mean, technically, they can't not hire me because of it, but I know it would be a questions. It would be an issue. Wouldn't it? Or am I just being paranoid. The boy thinks I'm being paranoid. What do you guys think? Is weight an issue when you're at work?


Kim said...

YOU'RE NOT FAT! You're fit - and you've got the bootcamp experience to prove it. :)

Lynne said...

Jeni, I'm totally with Kim on this. You friggin' kick ass and don't you forget it!
Seriously though, you are awesome and anybody interviewing you is going to see what a talented, intelligent, beautiful woman you are. Trust me!

Jeni said...

Kim and Lynne - Thanks you for kicking me in the ass! I need to stop all this negative self talk RIGHT NOW! Starting this morning.

Jen said...

I agree with the Boy, sweetie. You're perfect just the way you are. And, besides, they should be hiring you for your talents, not your body! Let us know how it all pans out!