Posted On: Friday - June 4th 2021 6:57PM MST
In Topics:   General Stupidity  Humor  Media Stupidity
The young lady above, along with other Americans these days, is self-employed as an Influencer. What the ...? I know, that was my reaction when I read for the first time about an influencer a few months back. Nope, not a just a youtuber, but an influencer. I suppose you may have to be a youtuber first though.
The world has forever been full of people trying to influence other people. One Dale Carnegie even wrote a book about how to "win friends and influence people". However, people still had JOBS! It sounds as though being an influencer of other people is a full-time job now. I can imagine myself being in HR (no, I can't really) and pulling up a resume with the following:
I guess I need to get hip. There are not so many jobs in buggy whip production anymore. I do like that this influencer position is one that doesn't require a 4-year degree and one that someone can't easily be Affirmative-Actioned out of it. If they edge out the job of media personality, that'd be a positive too.
Joe Q. Public
• 1996 - 1999: McDonalds cooking Associate
• 1998 - 2001: McDonalds Manager
• 2002 - Replaced as manager by AA hire
• 2002 - 2005:
Stonertravelled the world to find myself.
• 2006 - 2008: Starbucks Barista
• 2014 - 2018: After time off for Political Science degree - Starbucks Barista.
• 2019 - Present: Influencer
I am only picking on the influencer up above due to having read this article - Influencers Offered “Thousands of Dollars” to Post Selfies While Getting Vaccine, so there's a Kung Flu tie-in here.
Whitney Rife told her more than 400k followers on Tuesday that she received an invitation from two campaigns that offered to pay her to promote the vaccine to her audience.I gotta give this young lady a lot of credit for this part:
“If you want to get the vaccine, get the vaccine,” Rife said in an Instagram story. “To each their own. But I did just want to make a little note that I received two vaccine campaigns paying thousands of dollars to go and get the vaccine and record it and take a selfie while getting the vaccine. I’m just going to throw that out there.”Uhh, "to each his own" and wouldn't it be "influenced about"?
Rife went on to say, “I would never accept a campaign like this, but be careful with what you’re being influenced on.”
That article also has tweets from a bunch of celebrities showing us how easily it was to get jabbed for the Kung Flu. If we don't hear from a few of them for a while can we assume these influencers are down under the influence of influenza?