RE: First time for everything

Subject: RE: First time for everything
From: "James Barrow" <vrfour -at- verizon -dot- net>
To: "'TECHWR-L'" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 06 Nov 2006 06:44:04 -0800

>On Sunday, November 05, 2006 11:42 PM, Andrew Warren wrote:
>>Ned Bedinger wrote:
>>>James Barrow wrote:
>>>>On Sunday, November 05, 2006 12:41 AM, Ned Bedinger said:
>>>>> James Barrow wrote:
>>So, you're in cahoots with the most fortunate celebrities who
>>populate the celestial big screen?? That's wicked cool. I may have to
>>consider this at more length.

I think I like the entertainment industry because it provides a lot of
stress relief. Where else can you walk to lunch and say the following?
"Jeez Louise! I hate this job! Stoopit, dumb...?...hey, there's Angelina

>>>When I contacted my current recruiter he said that he was
>>>completely unaware that I was offered FTE.
>>This gets another WOW! Recruiters I have worked with can earn a
>>handsome fee for sending a contractor that gets hired as staff.

Yeah, that's what he said. He also said that it was no big deal; that maybe
my manager was just buying time before he had to pay my recruiter this fee.
>>Is the entertainment industry fraught with espionage & intrigue, and
>>peopled with self-aggrandizing ambitious cut-throats? That's sort of
>>what comes to mind. Loyalties are important, but indoctrination takes

Not really, I think it's my current manager that has caused this increased
anxiety. I've seen at least a dozen employees lose their job without any

>>>I have a lunchtime interview with a potential employer tomorrow and, if
>>>they want to hire me, I'll certainly try and give my current employer two
>>>weeks notice.
>>You mean give your recruiter 2-weeks notice? Did they ask for it?

You are correct, technically. I would give two weeks notice to both

>>Roger. That sort of hotshot energy is perfect for pumping up
>>aggression. Hotshots, I think they are good at getting things done, but I
>>think they would go crazy managing tech writing. Is this guy an ex-NFL
>>lineman or something? Marketing could use him to make sales presentations,

I had to do some major snippage to this post and post it fast before I left
for work so that I could respond to this question. It made me choke with
laughter. The project manager I referred to is an ex-college lineman. A
few weeks ago he actually sponsored a competition to curl those large
Sparkletts water bottles (full of water).


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