Thank You India

My older brother is one of the only people I know who is still succeeding in this market. And I’m really happy for him. Really, I am. Partly because his company is still hiring! Yes, you didn’t read that wrong, I did say hiring. I figure that tons of lawyers get their first big break from exploiting family connections to get a job-why shouldn’t I exploit my brother’s position at his company to get a job, too? And you know what-it worked! I’m not doing anything glamorous. It’s only a temp position that will get me by while I look for a job, but it’s really nice to have access to a paycheck during the job hunt. And I can work from home. Which is AMAZING. I don’t even care how mind numbingly boring the work is-because I can do it while I catch up on all my favorite TV shows. 

So, thank you brother for interceding at your office and stopping the outsourcing of this particular job to India. Now I don’t have to call one of those signs posted at every corner where you can “work from home and earn $200,000”.

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I’m A Winner: The Winnings Are Pouring In!

My Success as a Career Sweepstakes Winner: 

     1.    Two Tickets to a Special Screening of Adventureland Plant Earth

  • We showed up too late to get into the Adventureland screening last Thursday. Instead, we got vouchers to see Planet Earth in two weeks.  I am that much of a nerd that Planet Earth actually excites me more (although I do find it kind of disappointing that Adventureland is getting good reviews). 

      2.   Tennis or Golf Lessons

  • I totally forgot that I also won 6 tennis or golf lessons through a charity auction that E had to put on as part of her Americorps position. This is exciting. I am terribly uncoordinated and I’ve never really played either sport-so the instructor is in for a challenge. I also have no idea what sport to tackle. I’m leaning towards tennis because golf is a really expensive hobby-and I don’t own plaid pants.
       3.   Free Food
  • In the mail today, I received a coupon for a free Kashi frozen entree and  a free 2-liter of Diet Dr. Pepper. I’m glad that both companies coordinated their promotions so I won’t be either thirsty or hungry. Good work. 

Too bad I missed out on this deal: 

http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5j7sAe6aWqNOP1rlTSKG1I_MThxiwD979TUDG0

I’m a Winner: Update

My Success as a Career Sweepstakes Winner: 

     1.    Two Tickets to a Special Screening of Adventureland

  • I just got word today that I won these tickets. I go to the show this Thursday. Even if it is not a great movie, it’s free. So it’ll stay on the list no matter what. 

      2.   Tennis or Golf Lessons

  • I totally forgot that I also won 6 tennis or golf lessons through a charity auction that E had to put on as part of her Americorps position. This is exciting. I am terribly uncoordinated and I’ve never really played either sport-so the instructor is in for a challenge. I also have no idea what sport to tackle. I’m leaning towards tennis because golf is a really expensive hobby-and I don’t own plaid pants.

Plan B

After posting the last entry, I realize that I do have a Plan B. It’s incrediably practical. I’m going to win sweepstakes. Tons of them. And maybe the Lotto. If my luck isn’t in finding a job, it’s probaby hiding somewhere else-and I’m thinking sweepstakes might be the trick. In fact, I’ve been working on this Plan B for a few months now. So far, my successes have been limited, but I have had some success.

My Success as a Career Sweepstakes Winner: 

1) Tickets to Oprah:

  • I was able to score two tickets to an Oprah taping. This wasn’t an official sweepstakes, but those tickets are so hard to get that I’ll count it. However, these weren’t tickets to the My Favorite Things taping. In fact, the content of the show was horrifying and scarring (child porn). So maybe this wasn’t a success. I’m crossing it off my list.

Take Two: 

My Success as a Career Sweepstakes Winner: 

  1. Two Tickets to a Special Screening of Adventureland
  • I just got word today that I won these tickets. I go to the show this Thursday. Even if it is not a great movie, it’s free. So it’ll stay on the list no matter what. 

Well, that’s it. Those tickets are all I’ve got so far. But every great career has to start somewhere, right?

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