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Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Marketing my soul

I have just had a telephone interview. Sadly, they didn't ask what my greatest weakness was so I never had the opportunity to say "My voice has low harmonics that make me sound horribly underqualified when I talk on the phone".

I admit, I was quite nervous. Putting yourself on the auction block is not an experience that comes naturally to me, especially commodifying all the stupid things I've done. Trying to find Communication Skills and Problem Solving Ability in that time I made tea in the interviews is... well, it's like squeezing grapes in the hopes of finding urine. That ain't what I did 'em for.

Still, now that I've made a show of trying to achieve headway in the world of Actual Jobs and failure has come along to resuce me, I can go back to my comforting world of algebra and wearin' a bath robe all day to save on heat.

Anyway, Jackanory is coming on.

3 Comments:

At 9:17 pm, November 29, 2006, Blogger Peter said...

What's the deal with all of this job business? Are you looking for temporary work while you're in grad school, or are you going for something more longterm. You know, like McDonalds.

I'm also disturbed by the fact that in the "Choose an Identity" space, there is now an option for "Peter (your blogger display name)." Why did this happen? I'm so used to publishing under the names of historical figures.

 
At 11:07 pm, November 29, 2006, Blogger Maxwell Edison said...

For a brief, precious moment I thought Pete had a blog.

Thanks for ruining my dreams, Pete. I hope you get eaten/raped by the Kraken.

 
At 8:20 am, November 30, 2006, Blogger Nathan said...

Both. I need a crap job to pay my rent, and also to establish my proletarian credentials. However, I'm also applying for a research project of the "real value to the capitalist military-industrial complex" kind.

 

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