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I have watched a lot of Seinfeld episodes in my life. Just about every problem a human being encounters got covered in that show. One that fascinated me was the job history of George Constanza.
The TV show had 173 episodes in 9 seasons. In those 9 seasons George had 12 different jobs that would be part of his RESUME.
Most of the time George lost the jobs because he pretended to be someone he wasn’t. That was also true in many of the relationships that George had with women. He pretended to be an architect, marine biologist, and latex salesman.
Some of jobs were brief but probably the highlight of his career was his time Assistant to the Traveling Secretary for the NY Yankees. In this role he reported to Mr. Wilhelm and had occasional interactions with the owner George Steinbrenner.
If you were to look at George’s career with the NY Yankees it would list some dubious moments mostly because he pretended to be someone he wasn’t. That is not the stuff a great resume is made of. Great RESUMES include the authentic person you are not some make believe person.
Look at George’s time with the NY Yankees:
- Tries to be cool and eats his Snickers bar with a knife and fork during a meeting, inspiring others to do the same.
- Pretends he know about hitting and works with Danny Tartabull on steps to improve his swing and watches him go into a slump
- Convinces manager, Buck Showalter, to switch the Yankees uniforms to cotton where after being washed and dried they shrink causing the team to play miserably.
- Suggests that the Yankees have more special days at the stadium, like ‘Joe Pepitone Day’, or ‘Jon Voight Day’ both of these ideas bomb.
- Pretends to look annoyed to make Mr. Wilhelm think he under a lot of stress from work.
- Leaves his car in the parking lot so his boss thinks he is the first one to arrive at work and the last one to leave.
George loses his job with the NY Yankees but he didn’t get fired. His lack of authenticity got him traded to Tyson’s Chicken to be pretending he was more significant than he really was.
Don’t let your RESUME get you traded from the big leagues because you aren’t real.