Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Off the Punch

1) So I was sick all last week and pretty much didn't go to work. No voice, no point in doing phone sales.
2) The week off the punch must have had its effect 'cause I came to work, and I looked around and said, "fuck this shit" and quit. Walked into my bosses office and said thanks but no thanks. He shook my hand and thanked me for being a man about quitting. Most people just never show up again. Got his card and said I can use him as a reference.
3) What the fuck?! I'm jobless. Crazy. Had a conversation, and a great conversation with two recruiters. One at Robert Half, and the other at Global. Global's got something nice and easy lined up in two weeks. Got an interview with Apple One tomorrow at 3. BB where do you work?
4) Skurny, the Global folks want a third reference, so I'm using you. You were my "team lead" at AIU. Do me good.
5) Enjoy the time off. Make beer, bbq, and chillaxe...


jnicho5 said...

3 1/2 hours. That's how long it took to get the pitch from BB. Great job man. Call you Sunday.

Skurny said...

Not a problem...especially since I have such a fancy title:
Lead Manager, New Business Development

I'll make sure to tell them that:
1. you love smoking meat logs
2. you brew your own beer..."Cheaper to be an alcoholic that way"
3. You go by the call sign "St. Nicholas" or "Robot"

Good enough?

Brown Buddy said...

Great...I love how he refers to it as my "pitch"

Lets just put it this way. I have 2 sales jobs, neither of which pay me anything if I fill them, and both of which have 90 day guarantee periods (which means if the person doesn't stay 3 months, I don't get paid anyway).

Needless to say, they aren't worth sweating over. I called you about them because I know I can get you in there for interviews...one of which I know I can for sure.

You know whats great about my job? I really don't have to sell anyone anything. And I stopped helping my friends find jobs after the AWM Debacle (as well as another girl from improve who snapped at me when I told her that her chances of getting a job at a PR firm with her theater degree were long).

But I make exceptions when people are in a bind...or if I know they are mature enough to handle being told something negative.

People who are unemployed have fragile egos already...so they don't like being told certain things by recruiters. And if they happen to know that recruiter personally, they especially don't like being told certain things.

Needless to say, I'm glad to help. But I'm doing so literally out of the goodness of my heart...not to "make a sale"

jnicho5 said...

Wow, mister sensitive. I forgot you can't take a ribbing. Thanks for the help. --Jeff

Brown Buddy said...

No, I know that you know that...that was more for AWM...who undoubtedly would chime in with "yeah! he tried to get me to take a job, blah blah blah"

AngryWhiteMan said...


There is no incentive... Then there is an incentive... Whatever dude.

And don't BS everybody. You were really trying to talk me into taking the job. It was a debacle because you wanted me to take it and I wasn't sure if I wanted it. Is it that big of a deal if I make my own decisions? It's okay but do really think that would have been in my best interest financially? You know as well as I do that the job you showed me wasn't all you made it out to be. If I just wanted the first job that came along, I would have left AIU 2 1/2 years ago. I'm looking for a step up and not a lateral movement (or a step down).

Oh yeah, I didn't see this coming. I thought the punch was strong with this one.

J.ust O.ver B.roke said...

Wait - AWM still works at AIU doesn't he? Jesus H. man, take a chance. Somewhere!

AngryWhiteMan said...

A 30K base isn't an option right now and that's what all (according to BB) sales companies offer.

I'm making roughly 50K plus they are giving my 100% TR.

Yeah I'd like to leave but how smart would that be considering I'm having a hard time paying my current bills.

I'm making steps to lower my bills.

Sorry, you brought it up.

Skurny said...