A slight deviation

May 31, 2003

I think I've sent out 40+ resumes now, only to be continously shot down. Case in point, the following letter (one of three that I received yesterday):

Dear Mr. Blanton:

Thank you for your interest in employment with LearnitCorp. Although your credentials are quite impressive, we have already selected another candidate for the Technical Writer position. We wish you much success in all future endeavors.


Karen Gandolff
Human Resources Associate

Needless to say, the other letters read the same. In stark contrast to those letters and the past few weeks, I was actually brought in to an Eckerd yesterday to do an interview. Two of my best friends (who are also engineering graduates) currently have summer jobs as pharmacy techs at Eckerd and so I thought I'd give it a shot. I began calling all of the Eckerd stores within a 25-mile radius of Gainesville to see if there were any available tech positions. The second store I spoke with brought me in immediately and I filled out an application and talked to one of the pharmacists. She was incredibly personable (not to mention attractive) and seemed to take to me fairly well. She won't be there next week but she is giving my application/resume to the main pharmacist who is supposed to give me a call and let me know. We'll see. I'm told that it isn't a very demanding job, nor does it have anything to do with my undergrad degree/passion, but it would be a source of income, which I'm realizing is ridiculously hard to come by if you only plan on working for two months at a time.  :P

On a completely different note, I've become quite addicted to the chicken wraps at Chik-fil-A. I'm almost positive that these things are put together and wrapped by a machine because they are perfect every time (yes, I know you too were curious).

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