I had to share this. And just to forewarn you, it’s painful. One of the first rules of etiquette in this industry (or any), don’t abuse your contacts. This should almost go without saying. I understand the excitement that goes along with finding someone who can help you with your career (I’ve talked about this before), but this is not how to go about it. If this writer had done any research on how to network, how to maintain relationships, and how to take any amount of criticism, this may have been someone he could have contacted again in the future, but now he’ll be lucky if he’s not blackballed from the entire industry. It’s a small world and people talk. All I can say is wow.
Have a great week everyone!