So, following the train-wreck that is my legal career, I've decided that I want to pursue a career in radio. My parents, and their incessant desire for a 'plan' for my life, have been badgering me more than a pesky badger trying to convince a fisherman to give him his fishin' worms. In other words, very badgery indeed, and rather depressing.
Parents have that great ability to summarise what you do in negative terms. It's a skill that comes with being a teacher and trying to promote constructive criticism. Sometimes though, it's just fucking annoying.
"What's the plan, son?"
"Well, I want to work for a year, maybe try and get a part-time job and try and get some work placements or experience with a radio station before enrolling in a masters next year."
"So, you plan to bum about for a year?"
(Grrrrr THAT'S NOT WHAT I SAID!!!)
I won't even tell you what they say when I tell them that I'd love to someday write for a career.
Anyway, I'm trying my bestest, and I'm ploughing my way through work experience applications. The stations that I applied for today are....
Fun Kids Radio
...and that's just the London ones.
I also tried Jazz FM and Heat FM but unfortunately they don't take work experience folks. Smooth, non-job-giving bastards.
So, if I'm trying to get a job in radio and I'm not employable with any of these guys, then I might be slightly screwed.
In the pushing-Marlon-Brandon-up-a-potholed-hill-during-a-mudslide way.
Anybody have any hints or suggestions? Cos Marlon's looking hungry, and I smell of fried chicken...