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Update: interviewpaloza 2014

Lunchtime in my car at the whole foods.
I’m wearing polyester in large amounts so I can’t eat at the counter with housewives in lulu lemon.
I’ve had one interview and it was fine except I was clearly sold as a serological with heavy ELISA experience. When I am in fact a mother fucking bacteriologist. I’ve had it with recruitment companies. They don’t understand what the company wants not what the person can do. Interviewer asked a lot jerk questions and when used “scientist” condescendingly after he asked he asked if I considered myself a tech or a scientist. Well let’s see I have 2 degrees, two publications (one as first author) I consulted on masters degree and a phd project, my boss deferred all bacti questions to me, should I go on because I can. I think it’s safe to say I’m a scientist. Not a tech. I’m not going to work for another classist jerk.
Besides they’re 44 miles from home. Hitting up the Joann’s fabrics and then going to interview 2.

Between interview lunches in my car

Between interview lunches in my car

I hope this outfit conveys that “you know your company needs me” idea

I hope this outfit conveys that “you know your company needs me” idea

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Figs! Creepy yet delicious. #figs #fruit

Figs! Creepy yet delicious. #figs #fruit

So batman said you get the super hero you need, and I’ve come to believe you get the job you need not the one you want. Rather than anxiously waiting for my phone to ring about getting the job I’m worried about it ringing because I’m not sure if it’s what I want anymore. I know it better for me to take the thing which is new to me.

dangolding:

The last few weeks in videogame culture have seen a level of combativeness more marked and bitter than any beforehand.

First, a developer—a woman who makes games who has had so much piled on to her that I don’t want to perpetuate things by naming her—was the target of a harassment campaign that…

When I played mega man on that my cousins Nintendo as a 7 year old I never thought that this shit would happen. We were just happy the my older cousin had the cheat codes and we could play for hours as long as we wanted. The Nintendo was in the closet of Lauren’s room, which is now her sons play room, and we’d sit in a pile of pillows and blankets and play. Jeff would use his superior “boy” skills to get the game all set up for us and tell us what to do so we wouldn’t die, “jump” “left” “right, right, right” sometimes reach over and do something. I was never any good but when someone helps you, some cares enough to walk you through a few times it’s fun. I miss that.

While thumbing through a medical book from 1937 I saw this on the last page of venereal disease, “where is crabs”. It’s clearly written in fountain pen too.

While thumbing through a medical book from 1937 I saw this on the last page of venereal disease, “where is crabs”. It’s clearly written in fountain pen too.

I have two interviews on Friday.  Its going to be a long day.  One is the SECOND interview with some muck-idy-mucks at the company.  I’m nervous.  I want all the pieces to fall together.  In the world of employment I’ve found like batman, you get the job you need not the one you want.  And this nice folks need me, that place is a mess.  

Really old cards found at a shop in town!

Really old cards found at a shop in town!