Monday, July 30, 2012

The Home Depot doesn't think I'm a good fit for warehouse work

Just imagine my excitement. I get an email from one of the best companies in America, The Home Depot, about possibly joining them at a Houston distribution center.

I go in for an interview today and receive news from a Transportation Manager that she doesn't feel I'm a good fit for warehouse work.

I kept imagining myself on one of those powerful forklifts, moving pallets from one end of the big room to the other. Or sweeping up an area that really needed some extra attention, or meeting with the guys in the break room and enjoying sandwiches and coffee together during lunch.

She said maybe something in the retail operation would be better suited for me. I like customers a lot, but hanging with the guys and gals at the warehouse seemed like really good times.

And good money as well! I switched on the TV this weekend and caught some of Joel Osteen's sermon. Apparently I qualify for double, so I was figuring they'd offer me about $21 per hour! Mr. Flexible Team Player would instantly become Mr. Big Spender!

Well, I just wanted to take a moment to say "thank you" to The Home Depot for its time today. She really was pleasant. If you need me in one of your stores, please feel free to give me a call and I'll come over for another visit.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

American Heart Association interviewed Mr. Flexible Team Player by phone today

I'm so flexible. If someone wants to interview me, I can talk to them at 1 p.m., or I can talk to them at 3 p.m. Heck, we can even talk on Friday if they prefer.

That's how Mr. Flexible Team Player rolls!

I wish all of you could have been on the call with me today as I chatted with an American Heart Association vice president. She was a good interviewer, too. She knows her business well, and I enjoyed speaking with her.

I'd appreciate if you media types could find a way to work the words "American Heart Association" into your news story, broadcast or blog post in the next couple of days. I think they'd really appreciate that over there. That would be a fabulous return on investment for a 30-minute phone call if we could make it happen!

She asked if I've maintained any relationships with the media. I wanted to ask her, "You mean other than all of them watching my blog and Twitter page like a hawk?"

This would be a great time to do a story or blog post on checking your triglycerides, or eating healthy, or childhood obesity. Think of all the creative ways you can say "American Heart Association" in a paragraph, and try that on your blog, website or broadcast today.

Maybe they'll want me to come in and talk with them in person! That would be exciting. Don't you love when a organization gets a bunch of important people together to talk with you about a job? That's fun.

I'll continue to keep you all posted as we search out the right organization for Mr. Flexible Team Player to join.