Showing posts from October, 2008

this amuses me to no end

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October Joys

Hey you're back in town. So I've might have mentioned that October is the best month ever. This year has shaped out alright in my book. A list in no particular order: 1) My new job rocks. With each paycheck I receive a $20 gas card. Twice a week: free lunch. 2) Jessica Dobson (with Beck) on David Letterman!!  3) Ok this is about work again. Since I now interact with the purchasing department I often deal with vendor sale reps that come into work. Today I finally meet the one who part times in the world of porn (really). Mid to late 30s, 6 foot something with a grip of giant hands that frankly intimidated me. Everything screamed giant penis. As he stood up from the chair I swear that I and everything on the desk would be force pushed like droids blocking the path of Obi Wan. He'd be perfect for the porn version of The Office (there has to be one by now). 4) The Happy Hollows are releasing the great EP Imaginary today. Someone wrote that it was experimenta

September Luck

So I started a new job a few weeks ago. Again I find myself in the same industry (vitamins) with a very well known brand sold in a chain that rhymes with scmole schmoods. Again I have to remind myself that after 10+ years in this industry, I'm actually quite qualified to do this job. In the interview I was asked if my weaknesses (not having the educational background they were looking for) could be a problem. "No." I replied, "In fact, I've never been properly qualified in any of my previous positions." This got their attention. "I was hired into a marketing job (in this industry) without having a marketing degree. Before this I worked up from customer service to product manager of the same vitamin line. I know where I stand on paper and have always had to work twice as hard as the next guy; I have no choice but to do so."  It wasn't meant in cockiness or as a defensive reaction to the question, just a realization that it wasn