True Life: I Can't Afford My Lifestyle
So the producer of MTV's True Life just contacted me and wanted to see if any of you wanted to be on the show for their upcoming series, "True Life: I Can't Afford My Lifestyle". I told her that many of you would probably avoid it, but agreed to post it on the home page...the official casting call is below. When you make it on the show, I think a shout-out to WSO will be in order, yes? :-)
True Life: I Can't Afford My Lifestyle
Were you living large but hit hard by the current economic situation? Did you have a pimped out crib and now have to downsize? Has your new financial status affected your relationships because you can no longer play with the high rollers? Are you dating someone who had it all, but find yourself disappointed to have to swap five course entrees for five dollar footlongs? Do you feel that you can't possibly give up the life you worked for, but are left with no other choice? If you have answered 'yes' to any of these, then MTV would like to hear your story.
If you appear to be between the ages of 17-28 and can't afford your lifestyle and would like to share your story please email us at [email protected]. Please include a your name, your story, a phone number and a photo.
I'm gonna keep my eye out for this one. Did the producer mention anything else about the show?
Except I can still afford my lifestyle. :(
I am tempted to come up with a really great story saying otherwise though...
GET UR ASS FIRED AND BLACKBALLED TO BE ON A SHOW THAT NOBODY WATCHES - YES, VERY GREAT PUBLICITY. EVERYONE WILL INSTANTLY KNOW YOU AS THE BIGGEST RETARD IN THE WORLD.
i think it would only be done by someone who is laid-off and isn't concerned about their rep and/or is not going back into finance. she made it clear that this is a "true documentary" and they aren't trying to play "gotcha" or "find any old x-girlfriends" and spring them on you.
obviously the more one-liners / drama you can provide the better the show will do.
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True Life: I can't afford my girlfriend
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I hear these things are pretty bad for your career. I heard about this Distressed debt Specialist MD (Jason Colodne) at Morgan Stanley who left to work for Patriarch Partners (PE firm). One day he randomly decides to show up on television for about 5 - 10 minutes for some sort of a soap (not even related to banking or PE) and he gets fired the day after.
Best of luck to anyone jumping on this show. I can't imagine this will be good for bankers...anywhere.
I don't see anything good coming from this. It will probably just be another attempt to make bankers and finance professionals look like the root of all evil by editing the hell out of it and taking stuff out of context (not that I would expect anything less from MTV, or the media in general).
It seems like there's no such thing as 'good publicity' in finance.
wow, guy goes on a Soap and is fired the next day. That is just retarded, why do people want to wear the corporate shackles is beyond me. Just because your paid well (atleast you used to be) doesnt make up for the stupid rules people put on your life. Ridiculous. Whats next, traders that end up in a world series of poker episode will lose their job?
There's a huge difference between making a fool of yourself on MTV and playing poker.
I was referencing the guy who decided to go on the soap and got fired. Obviously MTV is just wearing a kick me sign.
Right... sounds like career suicide.
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ugh. All media want to either make their subjects out to be hot-shot-nobel-brilliant or pitiful-sad-hopeless-loser. You would really have to hate yourself to do this. But if they cant find somebody good will they just put some boring middle-market pwm analyst or would they pay for someone better?
I am expecting to see MO/BO guys, smaller chop shop types who didn't perform well, and maybe ONE recognizable bank name FO employee (this guy would have to be so sick of his/her job and have NO desire whatsoever to come back...ever) This would be career suicide without question so anyone "smart" enough to get on the street would never agree to do this if they wanted to remain there.
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