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September 28, 2005


Rob @ 5:54 PM

Today started with fellow Scorpio Squad member Netta bringing me along to a job fair. I'd never been to one of those before, and it was pretty much as I expected.

There were tons of booths set up offering a veritable cornucopia of choices of diverse career opportunities.. as long as you wanted to sell stuff.

"Hi, welcome to Aflac! We're the number one provider of guaranteed-renewable insurance in the United States. In January 2005, Aflac was included in Fortune magazine's list of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in America for the seventh consecutive year! We employ thousands of customer sevice specialists, database engineers, and accounting experts.

"Sounds cool, what jobs could I apply for?

"Wanna sell insurance?"

"Hi, we're Verizon Wireless! Boasting a huge national network, we employ thousands of network specialists, engineers, hardware and software developers, repair persons, customer service specialists, troubleshooters, and so on."

"Neat, what sort of positions can I apply for?"

"Wanna sell telephones?"

"Hi, we're Newsday, Long Island's most popular newspaper. We employ hundreds of reporters, graphic artists, photographers, layout designers, fact-checkers, printers, web designers, software developers, network engineers, and so on. We also organize and run this entire job fair."

"Great, so what kind of career opportunities could I find with you?"

"Wanna sell newspapers?"

"Hi, welcome to Bloomingdales!"

"Forget it."

I did come home to a couple of good prospects, though. Tomorrow I interview at a place literally two blocks from my house. Whatever positions they have open, it's an easy commute.

September 27, 2005


Rob @ 9:39 PM

Today was a wash on the job front, the company were not at all what they claimed to be. What I was led on the phone to believe was a nonprofit looking for an HTML guy turned out to be a dodgy, unprfessional, low-level temp agency looking for an application to be filled out and submitted with a pile of others to a client of theirs.

I'm more upset than I expected to be about that.

At least I got to harass Murd0c and MikeTV on the job and hang out with Murd0c for a bit, which rocked as always.

Pagan Pride is on Saturday, I'm sure that'll lift my spirits.

Putting my mind to it…

Rob @ 12:34 AM

Will be in Manhattan for an interview tomorrow (technically today, but I'm sleeping first.) Depending on how that works out, I may be aimless and available later in the day if anyone wants to score lunch or dinner or something. Text my number or email firefone at me dot net if you're interested.

September 25, 2005

I wanna know…

Rob @ 7:23 PM

Pimp mode.

Yes, I did a remix of "What's On Your Mind" by InSoc, the most remixed song ever. And it's a little *groan* different from the rest, and at least contains mostly InSoc material.

If nothing else, there's lots of Star Trek TOS. And it's short.

Anyway, it's called the "Gratuitous Luciernaga Mix" and you can find it right here. I'd love any feedback on this, positive or negative.

I've also tweaked the hell out of that page, it's much more organized now.

Pimp mode, cancel.

September 24, 2005


Rob @ 3:38 AM

I'm in the process of bashing together an artwork section for the ol' webbysite. Sections are messy/scary/incomplete/nonexistant, but it's not a bad start. I hope to beat it into submission and have an actual online art portfolio, something I've put off doing for ten years or so.

It is now, by my watch, Stupid O'Clock and I really need to pass out. I have a sneaking suspicion that there's something I'm supposed to do tomorrow, but damned if I know what it is.

Oh, and I made another one of these damn things. They're addicting.

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