11:37 PM, Dec 6, 2008
Around and Out
The job search continues. There was a job for which i had two interviews, both of which went very well, but I didn't wind up getting it. Riverpoint, the agency with whom I was working to get hired was trying to backfill their position, and the client, VML, apparently didn't see things that way. They took it upon themselves to go and work with another agency to fill the position, without telling Riverpoint about it. It would seem that the relationship the two companies have isn't quite as sterling as they went through pains to impress upon me. So, long story short, I'm still jobless and still looking.
I'm still optimistic though. Brad shot me a line on a job with his company. But even so, I think that because of the time of year, it isn't very likely that I'll get hired by anyone outside of extraordinary circumstances, before 2009.
With that in mind, I think I'm going to do a little jetsetting, on a train. I'll head up to Chicago on Tuesday and spend some time with Brian, Kathleen, Craig, Amber, Todd, Margie, Ben, and whoever else I can manage to see. Then after a couple of days, I'll hop on another train and run to Cincinnati, and spend some time with Julie and Nathan before my sister comes to town on Saturday, and we'll go to my first ever NFL game. Then I'll ride with Julia back to Detroit and spend the next week and a half with her, up until we both head to Peoria for Christmas with the family. I'll ride back to KC on the Friday or Saturday that follows.
All told, I'm looking at approximately twenty days out of town, with a place to stay every night. Some of the details are still being worked out, and I still need to talk to some people, but it looks like it's going to happen.
I'll keep you informed.