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“Do you beat your wife?”

Just like many actors I am ‘resting between gigs’! I am not an actor. I write. In my case that really means I keep on looking for paid writing work!
There are places on the internet where you can get hired as a freelancer. That’s good. But what I find frustrating is some of the inane questions that hirers ask you to answer when submitting an application.
This is a classic example and how I replied…..

Are you reliable and trustworthy? Can you be available to write daily and deliver projects on time?

I would be delighted to deliver articles to you on a daily basis. I am now retired to the Philippines and have the time to devote to my writing and your project…………

It is an interesting question! How many applicants are going to say ” No I am not reliable and I am definitely not trustworthy”!

It is a little like asking a man “do you beat your wife?”. Life tells us that 99.999% of men would answer that in the negative and with indignation.

However the answer is not necessarily the truth.

But yes, I am reliable and trustworthy.

Is the first question inane? Or designed to test your qualities as a writer?

What do you think?



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