Palo Alto, CA – Drew Page, freelance career coach, lives in constant fear that her clients look up her spotty job history on LinkedIn. Page, who helps her clients find their long-term career path, has switched jobs 22 times in the past 5 years, includes stints as a prison guard, Dyson vacuum service technician, camel groomer, repo woman, and SVP of Finance at Uber. Page was fired from 21 of those jobs; unfortunately the camel died.
“I couldn’t be happier working with Drew”, said Gerard Peters, HR Manager at Hyperity. “She’s helped me be a better communicator with my boss and my coworkers, and I’ve never felt more confident in my own success,” Peters beamed, apparently unaware that Page’s last company fired herfor referring to all her coworkers by their ethnicity instead of their name.
Despite a proven track record at making historically bad career decisions, Page feels that this shouldn’t be held against her. “Yeah, there’s a few blotches on my record,” Page conceded. “I think that’s what gives me perspective on how to help others be successful in their career. Everyone’s considered buying a gun on their company credit card; I can actually tell you why that’s a bad idea.”