Chandler’s looking for his new job, and Monica’s hooked him up with a mate who works in advertising.
It turns out he needs to start with an unpaid internship, which is a bit of a kick in the teeth. But at least he doesn’t have to work in Yemen.
I, too, am sick of the WENUS. Like Chandler, a sideways jump would mean less money. And, after two kids, I’d rather die than have any less money than I already do.
Also. There’s no WAY Monica would be cool with Chandler quitting his job when they’re trying for a baby! Sure, my wife successfully tricked me into thinking they’d be much cheaper than they are, but no-one can be that blind to the costs!
Perhaps I was a little unfair to my wife there. We’re both doing fine now, and both working, but not quite in the way we expected. Somewhat unsurprisingly, despite our best efforts, it’s fallen on me to be the main breadwinner. And now I’m struggling to move any higher up without further qualifications.
Like a sneaky duck I’m left pondering “how can I win more of that bread?”
Phoebe is also strapped for cash so Joey’s got her a bit part in an episode of Days of our Lives™! (Directed by Charlotte’s husband from Sex and the City™)
It doesn’t take us long to find out he used to hit on all the extras. And then, when Phoebe gets too into the backstory he gave her, and shouts about him sleeping with her and never calling… half the extras accuse him of the same.
Could this be a big #MeToo moment?? No. It seems, without the power of social media, Joey is free to get them all fired. Including Phoebe. Jesus.
Don’t worry Phoebe, maybe you and Chandler can look for work together?
He’s decided he definitely wants to do advertising. Despite being abominable at slogans.
Inspired by his unique style, I’ve decided to come up with my own:
“Friends. Like family, but you can sleep with them”
“The One With Chandlers Job”
After me chastising her for, once again, dangerously leaving Emma in a car seat, Rachel decides to head back to work to keep her oar in. Only to feel threatened by her maternity cover “SuperGavin”.
More like Sexy Gavin, if you ask me. Is it just me or is there sexual tension between these too?
Maybe it’s that, or probably it’s the fear of losing her job to him, but she decides to return to work sooner. I’d really like to think women having their jobs scalped whilst on maternity isn’t an issue anymore, but, sadly, I’m not hugely confident.
Rachel Number 2 is looking forward to her maternity. And it’s making me wistful for a time I didn’t have to work. I wish I could have taken a little longer with our latest. Just not as long as the first time... #Lockdown #NeverAgain
THAT’S when I really should have done some proper qualifications. Stupid babies.
But it was so easy to just take the time, have a little breakdown, and go back to the same job I’d been doing for five years.
Rachel is claiming she’s been at Ralph Lauren for five years. Which isn’t quite true. It’s actually been less than four.
She must have baby brain… But she won’t let that stop her working her ass off to catch up for the big presentation Gavin prepared. Just let him do it already! You don’t need this toxic feminity/masculinity/capitalisticness in your life, babe.
I feel for my Friends this week. Most of us seem to be struggling with the demands of juggling a career and parenthood. And none moreso than Chandler, who hasn’t even had the kids yet! He decides to take the difficult step of telling Monica he now wants to wait a few years.
Now… Normally I’d be on the guys side in this situation (especially given my own experience) but, guys, you’re already pretty old at this point! I know I can’t talk, but you really should have sorted this out by now Chandler.
After doing it for four years, I do think we did it at the right time. Any earlier and we wouldn’t have been as secure. Any later and I’d probably spend most of the time dying from exhaustion.
Ross is round, and wants to make a quick exit before Chandler broaches this sensitive topic with Monica. But first tries to be the ultimate wingman, pretending to search for a tie so Chandler can NOT have sex with Monica.
But she’s not having it and makes it awkward for her big brother, who hastily retreats exclaiming “you know what, I can do without a tie.” How very modern!
Chandler turns the tables by faking an orgasm. Hrrm, maybe I should have left when Ross did…
And they have the discussion, deciding that they will keep trying, and he doesn’t have to go back to his job:
Statistical Analysis and Data Reconfiguration.
Well, what a waste of time that was. But at least we now know the answer to a great pub quiz question:
What does Chandler actually do for a job?
Real Live Sitcom Moment:
My wife had Laser Eye Surgery last week.
Unfortunately for me, this meant that when my child was sent home from school with explosive diarrhoea, I had to deal with it.
What do you mean you can’t risk getting poo in your eyes?!?
I don’t believe this. Is there a doctor in the house?
Dr Drake Ramoray assured me that, yes, she can’t risk infection and I would have to come home from my important job. Being an extra in Days of Our Lives™
I told Charlotte’s husband I had to dash home. And all was well in the end.
This morning my boss asked how the poo child was doing, and I said she was all fine, but my wife’s eyes were still very bloody.
I then noticed the shocked reaction on my other colleagues face. And realised they had no idea she’d had eye surgery.
What they initially must have thought happened, I have no idea.