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<< Dec 7, 2004 @ 12:02 >>

Hear that? It's the sound of a bomb falling, or a plane crashing, or something. The MPR interview... it wasn't that it went bad so much as they had decided it would be hilarious to post one job description and then interview based upon some secret job description with the same name that is completely different. Seriously. In the posted job description they said they were looking for web documentary people with PHP skills, MySQL skills, audio editing skills, girls like guys that have skills, etc. However, they didn't seem to give a flying crap about any of my experience at the interview. At the interview they wanted like journalistic experience (I mean, this is MPR, obviously I brought to the table what little I had in regards to journalism credentials, but they were making it more important that web stuff) and someone with web design experience (of which I have years, however 3 such years were for a commercial outfit where all of my design work is long since gone -- corporate webpages change, and it wasn't *my* intellectual property to portfolio-ize). Turns out the job has nothing to do with PHP or MySQL, and they hope that the intern they hire would produce one web documentary. One?! Apparently the intern would be doing diddly-piss related to web documentating for most of the session, save for one "probably smaller" documentary. The web guy interviewing me seemed completely unthrilled about his job and the interview. They didn't ask all the normal interview questions save for asking me what my long term goals were. This made it extremely difficult to try to sell myself as it seemed like I was awkwardly finding moments to bring up why I'd be good for the position on barely related questions since they never asked the pertinent ones. So... that's why the interview went bad.

The good news is I don't really care. For starters I'm a bit of a fatalist and resign myself to destiny. Secondly, I'm not sure the job would be that exciting. One web documentary + bitch work? No real post-internship hiring prospects, either.

On a somewhat related note, some guy on MPR used the UK "bollocks" as a verb this morning. I'm pretty sure the same guy announced that there was a good chance for drizzle this afternoon. Considering it has been drizziling constantly since yesterday, and still is right now, I'd say that was a tough call, and I'm glad they said "good chance" instead of "will be."

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December 7, 2004 @ 12:28:54

coleco.pngxopl (#001)

damn, nevermind. Turns out in the USA he used bollocks correctly... it is a verb here. Who'd a' known?

December 7, 2004 @ 13:50:36

coleco.pngxopl (#001)

it seems to have stopped drizziling too

December 7, 2004 @ 18:19:00

marilyn.pngsith33 (#999)

Sorry about the job G.

Just for future reference, for portfolio use you're allowed to use any project you've worked on, whether you hold copyright or not. For example, for my demo reel, I'm free to use anything that has my name attached.

December 7, 2004 @ 18:26:23

coleco.pngxopl (#001)

oh-for-three today. heh.

December 7, 2004 @ 20:18:59

marilyn.pngsith33 (#999)

I don't get it.

December 7, 2004 @ 20:20:57

marilyn.pngsith33 (#999)

Oh wait. Now I get it. What happened to my post asking if your website was archived in the archive.org wayback machine? Maybe I forgot to submit it.

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