Wednesday, October 27, 2010

#1558 Anna Wintour is awesome, recommends getting fired

Anna Wintour with Grace Coddington at Chanel Couture.

Anna Wintour is a woman after my own heart. Speaking to a group of budding editors at a conference put on by Teen Vogue this weekend past, she said:
"I worked for American Harper's Bazaar... they fired me. I recommend that you all get fired, it's a great learning experience."
Speaking from experience as someone who has been fired, I can honestly say it was the best thing that ever happened to my career (though I didn't necessarily know it at the time). Like Ms Wintour says – you should all give it a go. Nothing puts a rocket under your chair like being walked to the door while carrying all your personal belongings in a cardboard box.



Katherine said...

Does being made redundant count?

Gee said...

Redundancy is also pretty awsome. But not as hardcore as a booting I guess!