Friday, December 07, 2007

Friday 7th December 2007

Dear Dagmar

Thank you for your e-mail, which has given me great encouragement.

I have watched your staff video on your website. It seems to me that the main motivation of your staff is money.

Have you heard of Maslow’s theory of motivation?

He argues that we have nine needs:

Biological: i.e food, air, etc.
Safety needs
Affiliation needs (having a mate to go down the pub with)
Esteem (feeling like you are doing alright thank you)
The need to know and understand
Aesthetic needs
Freedom of enquiry or expression
Self Actualization

It seems that most of the people on your staff video are not interested in self-actualization, only money.

Could you please clarify whether marcusevans would consider other needs outside wealth?

I am very interested in your linguarama programme, and look forward to hearing from you soon.

Kind regards

Ian Carpenter

It's Friday night, so we did the usual takeaway, bottle of wine, etc.

We also watched The Wicker Man which is one of my favourite films.

Top five films:

The Dead Poets' society
The Wicker Man
Billy Elliott (Makes me cry every time)

I am really struggling with the fifth film.

Sorry, but it may have to be Grease.

Right, all that film stuff out of the way, we can now continue on our journey...

ITN want people to be presenters, segment editors, and video journalists. Interviews on the 3rd of October.

But this is the Telly!

'E-mail your CV to sport@ITN .co,uk stating your current salary and finish off the following statement in less than 100 words, "Sports news is important because..."

Dear ITN

You asked that I finish off the statement Sports News is important because (In less than 100 words).

So here goes:

One, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, ten, eleven, twelve, thirteen, fourteen, fifteen, sixteen, seventeen, eighteen, nineteen, twenty, twenty one, twenty two, twenty three, twenty four, twenty five, twenty six, twenty seven, twenty eight, twenty nine, thirty, thirty one, thirty two, thirty four, thirty five, thirty six, thirty seven, thirty eight, thirty nine, forty, forty one, forty two, forty three, forty four, forty five, forty six, forty seven, forty eight, forty nine, fifty, fifty one, fifty two, fifty three, fifty four, fifty five.

There you go; eighty five words.

I attach my CV for your perusal, and I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Kind regards

Ian Carpenter