It’s important to remember that not all Occupiers are rapists, killers, arsonists, repulsive dirtbags, or ridiculous apologists for such.
Some of them are just sellouts!
Down-on-her-luck protester Tracy Postert spent 15 days washing sidewalks and making sandwiches at Zuccotti Park — then landed a dream job at a Financial District investment firm thanks to a high-powered passer-by who offered her work.
“I never thought I would be doing this,” Postert admitted to The Post.
The Upper West Sider, who has a Ph.D. in biomedical science specializing in pharmacology, was unemployed and had all but given up on finding work in her preferred field of academia when she joined the movement in October.
She held signs that read, “Reagan sucks,” and, “I’ll vote after the revolution.”
But she said she still needed to get a real job. So she made a new sign.
On the front, she wrote, “Ph.D. Biomedical Scientist seeking full time employment,” and on the back, “Ask me for my resume.”
It caught the eye of Wayne Kaufman, chief market analyst for John Thomas Financial Brokerage. The exec wasn’t looking to hire, but he took Postert’s résumé anyway.
And now she’s got a job there. Isn’t it weird how she stopped throwing her own poop for a minute, took some initiative, and made herself presentable to a prospective employer? And isn’t it even weirder that it worked? Hey, maybe there’s some other reason these Occupy jerks can’t find jobs that are worthy of them, huh? Maybe it’s not everybody else’s fault?
I can’t decide whether Postert’s agonizing over it — “The decision to accept was painful” — is funny or sad. Both, I think.