New World Survival

From Create Your Own Story

You are a 22-year-old female. Short playful brunette hair, light hazel eyes, and a slender body with curvy form, though one would hardly notice your figure by your habit of wearing non form-fitting attire. You have just graduated from college with a Bachelor's degree in graphic design, now you are ready to find your dream job and take on the world! With your newly acquired academic achievement, you brim with confidence as you email your resume to all the major companies hiring graphic designers and eagerly await their reply. Much to your disappointment, two weeks went by without so much as a response. You begin to wonder if you had gone into the wrong field of study and wasted four precious years of your life studying something that won't help you find a job. Just as you begin to doubt yourself, the phone rings. You eagerly pick it up.

"Hello?" You said with anticipation.

"Hello, can I speak with Alexis please?" The voice of a man on the other end replied.

"Yes, this is Alexis." You confirmed enthusiastically.

"Oh...I see." The man's voice sounded hesitant at your response. "I...Well okay. My name is Wilson Clark and I'm calling on behalf of the human resource department at the Arnold & Reynold Corporation. You are receiving this call because we have an entry-level position that we feel you may be qualified for..."

"Uh huh. Uh huh." You eagerly agreed.

"Well, anyways. Based on your resume we had thought that you were a MALE candidate." Mr.Clark continued. "Which we are strictly looking for to fill this position."

"Wait, what? Oh..." That's when you realize that you never actually specified your gender on your resume, and Alexis IS kind of a gender-neutral name. Plus, all your extracurricular activities, like video game development and active sports, doesn't exactly fit into the stereotypical category of girly hobbies. No wonder they got confused.

"So yeah, I'm sorry. But I guess I'll have to try another candidate." Mr.Clark said in an apologetic tone. "Well, thank you for your time and I wish you the best of luck..."

You begin to panic; this is the only opportunity you have and it's about to slip away. All because you're a girl? Man, this sucks! I wish I was borne a man! Suddenly an idea slips into your head...

"Wait!" You shouted before the man could hang up.

"Uh, yes?"

Say "Nevermind" and hang up the phone.

Call him a sexist, discriminatory bastard.

Lie about your identity.

Beg him to please give you a chance.

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