Wednesday, June 15, 2005

Job-y McJob: Part I

So, I was offerred a job at Random House in their children's books division. The job title was print production associate, which sounds a lot like the job I have now. After a second, awkward and generally unpleasant interview session I decided the job wasn't for me and they decided I wasn't right for the job. What did I learn from the experience? Well, jobs with the same title and description are not necessarily the same or even very similar; people and environment matter a lot; and money, no matter how much I don't want to matter, actually does. I'm sure there are other life lessons here, but frankly I'd rather not think about the whole thing any more.

In other news, I went to the Yankees game last night and watched Mike Mussina pitch a beautiful complete game and shutout from the Time-Warner suite (thanks to my cousins). I hate the Yankees, but I love Mussina. And it warmed my heart to hear the crowd yelling "Moose" at him.

I also got a sneak peak at the upcoming live Wilco album, which is really quite good. They rock a lot harder live--their energy is far more apparent than on their albums.

4 comments:

Ben said...

Sellout! Root for the Yankees (or a specific Yankee) will you? Hey, and how about that Sammy Sosa with all of 8 home runs? Well, at least he's also a defensive liability, so he's got that going for him... wait.

Anna said...

My friend from work used to work for Random House and she loved it. I'm sorry the job didn't work out.

theresa said...

ooooh you didnt explain that part. i see now. at least you know you have opportunities. and you have one more interview under your belt as experience...interviews are evil. pure evil.

it's ok about last night. hey what's your friend davida's last name? i knew one davida from elementary school. cant remember her last name, but if she grew up in the city, there's a chance we were childhood classmates.

i will be watching batman tonight, but thank you for the offer. i have summer fridays, not summer hours. i get 7 free whole fridays off. i'm not sure which is better. but i don't have to get in at 8:45 for mine, so maybe mine.

Flushy McBucketpants said...

It's probably not the same Davida, whose last name is Marion. My Davida grew up in Mamaroneck. She did go to Vassar, but she would've been a freshman when you were a senior...