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Archive for October 3rd, 2008

My First (real) Job

I graduated college (the first time) in 1992, smack dab in the middle of a huge recession. I constantly interviewed for jobs but each time I was met with “we aren’t hiring now, but we’ll keep your resume on file.” Yeah, thanks for that. Although the life insurance sales companies were hiring, go figure. So I turned from my school’s placement office to the good old classified ads. I answered one to be a software instructor for a small company and on the week of finals, I got the job. I was sweating bullets on that one because I had no backup plan. My Mom had moved away and I wanted to stay in Oklahoma so if I could not find a job then I’d have to find something that paid enough to pay for my car and a place to stay. Luckily, I did get that job offer, for almost half what I was hoping to receive, and thus embarked on an incredibly bizarre learning curve for the next two years. Read more »