When is PC not PC?

Being PC is the way to be in the Nineties. But, as far as I am concerned, it is one of several reasons why I am unable to find employment within the design industry.

Of course, PC in this context refers to the machinery I use, not my attitude. I use a PC, but have software such as QuarkXPress, Photoshop and Freehand. Yet, though I am able to use the Mac platform, and tell prospective employers this, because I have done most of my work on the “other” system, I fail to be considered for even the most mundane of design vacancies.

Couple this with the fact that I am 40, have only limited studio experience and was never given the opportunity to get past the City & Guilds stage of my education, I suppose I am banging my head against the proverbial wall.

If there are any studios with a little imagination, which are not suffering from an ageism policy or prejudice regarding the PC platform, perhaps they would like to give me a chance to use, learn and develop my talent.

I shall not, however, be holding my breath.

Mike George


Kent ME15 7RH

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