Wednesday, April 29, 2009

My suspicions about the career fair are confirmed, and I haven't even been there yet

My former employer published a story today on the Idaho Job & Career Fair and its lack of decent jobs.

From the article: "Most of the booths ... were occupied by insurance companies and financial services firms looking for commission-only sales people, or by multilevel marketing companies pitching opportunities in cosmetics and kitchen gadgets."

Something tells me I'm not the ideal candidate to hawk ionized tampons.


  1. Do not take a job with an insurance company. I work for an insurance company. In fact this is the second time in 25 years that I've worked for an insurance company. Perhaps you can learn the lesson I haven't. Don't end up in a job you can define as long periods of tedium punctuated by screaming bouts of boredom...unless you're desperate. Then at least you can say you're indoors and your clothes stay clean.

  2. Thanks for the advice, Uncle Emergency Pants. The Odd Todd book arrived, by the way, so thank you for that!

  3. Uncle Emergency PantsMay 1, 2009 at 10:05 AM

    You can also thank me for Nancy Hubbard, you unemployed ingrate!

  4. I owe you a ... I don't know, I'll think of something.