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Unemployed Seattle Creative Seeks Free Beer in Publicis Job Application

Anthony Godoy, an unemployed Seattle creative, sent a job application letter to Publicis that says he only wants the job for the money and the free beer (provided at the agency on Fridays, apparently). Godoy, who says he has been rejected by the agency at least three previous times, also notes that he has "nothing to lose."

And then, to prove his social media chops, he posted a copy of the letter on his blog. You can read the whole thing below.

Creatives often make unusual job applications, but Godoy's approach seems more transparent than usual. Here are some highlights

... what I am applying for is the Friday keg. I would have put that first, but didn't want to infer that I have a drinking problem. No. While we're on the subject, what kind of beer are we talking about?
Well, I feel so bad, and transparent. You've probably deduced by now that it's all about the money, the opportunity to be paid "really well." I have a house, various vices and habits that need funded (one less since you're providing the beer and all), and a wife who's threatened to leave me if I don't land a job really soon. As a large agency, Publicis can handle the occasional cash hemorrhage without loosing [sic] momentum. I like that.
Godoy posted the letter on May 9. In a comment on May 12, he said:
So far, dead silence. But, you know, it was fun.
Here's the whole letter:
Publicis West 424 2nd Avenue West Seattle, WA 98119

May 6, 2009 Attn: Publicis Human Resources

RE: Interactive Project Manager Position @ Publicis

I'm sure there's work involved, but I'm really applying for the "breathtaking views of Puget Sound," because nothing motivates an agency project manager like panoramic perks. If the views aren't enough, then "decent coffee" will fill incentive gaps left behind.

And also what I am applying for is the Friday keg. I would have put that first, but didn't want to infer that I have a drinking problem. No. While we're on the subject, what kind of beer are we talking about?

But really, what I am applying for is the chance to surround myself with cool people â€" other agents of change helping to break the process of agency inbreeding by identifying bleeding edge talent previously unknown within the closed ranks of Seattle's Microcosm (key word being "Micro"). I would have put that first, but didn't want to appear as a crony, looking to leverage people I know and can use to get me in. That's lame.

Okay, I admit, the floating holidays, summer Fun Fridays, and the flexible spending accounts are the real reason Publicis is so alluring. I am a big fan of boats (floating holiday), Fridays, and flexible spending. Without which, what do we really have beside views, beer and cool people? But I avoided saying that first for fear of being seen as one merely looking for a slack position.

Well, I feel so bad, and transparent. You've probably deduced by now that it's all about the money, the opportunity to be paid "really well." I have a house, various vices and habits that need funded (one less since you're providing the beer and all), and a wife who's threatened to leave me if I don't land a job really soon. As a large agency, Publicis can handle the occasional cash hemorrhage without loosing momentum. I like that.

Okay fine. I need a new iMac, but feel so used paying full retail. Happy? The truth is out. I feel better now that I've got that off my chest. And since you find the honesty so refreshing, you owe it to us both to at least have me in for an interview. If you could make it a Friday, that would be awesome.

Best, Anthony Godoy

PS â€" I am an experienced agency producer, project manager and creative director with experience in print, web and broadcast. I write, design, edit, conceptualize, schedule, meet, manage, coddle, encourage, mentor and advise. This is my third, perhaps fourth letter to Publicis applying to various positions, and as you can tell, I have nothing really to lose. We here at the Godoy house know that you have many individuals to choose from, and appreciate your interest in me.

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