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Another Job Interview where I’m the first one at the gate…

I had a job interview this afternoon in Winchester, VA, which sounds like a long way from where I live, but it is only a pleasant 45 minute ride. The job looked good (full time) and the people were nice.

I drew my regular blank on remembering names of things (like the Mozilla Firefox browser I’m using right now to write this…who in hell remembers their browsers by name?) and all those 3 letter abbreviations that engineers and programmers are so fond of (ssl, csm, etc… for things I do or use but never have to name.

They gave me a good 45 minutes, however, and I really can’t complain… until the last statement. It’s the one I’ve gotten on every interview lately and I’m beginning to think it is the trigger for easy rejection: “We’re glad you came in, but you are the first and we have several others who we are interviewing before we can get back to you.”

At least three of my last interviews used that one… and, of course, I still haven’t heard from an of them. I don’t think I’m likely to.

But I could be surprised.

Off to Frederick for a Job Interview this morning…

…Second one in two days. Maybe things are starting to turn around. I thought yesterday’s interview went pretty well, but I would prefer this company in Frederick… much closer to work at.

I’ll be back to the blog around lunch time if not before.

I had what I hope was a good interview this morning…

…it’s only for part-time work, but it is a good location with real needs I can meet better than most people I know. Whether they will worry about hiring an “old man” or if they were really looking for a different type, I don’t know. The people were pleasant. They asked good questions and I think I answered them adequately.

And they answered my questions as well. They have a couple more interviews net week, but I was told that I’d hear for sure on Friday the 16th.

What was especially good was that I drove myself to Hagerstown for the interview and got back OK without using any painkillers for my ribs. In another week I should be good as new.

Sunshine Today – The Snow Is Melting…

…and I have a big day ahead. This might limit my blogging today, but I’ll try to get in the stuff that comes up related to our current political scene.

I have a job interview today in Frederick, MD, and a rehearsal tonite of Hunting Of The Snark without my Music Director who is away for a couple of days. That means I have to get a background music recording ready, which also takes up some time.

Anyway, I hope you all have a good Monday… check in later for my updated comments and other things.

– Bill T.

Quote of the Day – and one that Obama will regret in the future…

“I’d rather be a really good one-term president than a mediocre two-term president.”

– President Barack Obama to Diane Sawyer in a televised interview.

Wow! It’s hard to believe that ANY politician would say this. While it is a noble sentiment, we will now see the Repiglicans do everything in their power to make sure the  perception of Obama’s first (and they would hope ONLY) term is far from “good”.

Obama will have another opportunity to talk on Health Care with America Sunday night.

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Obama to Be on “60 Minutes” This Sunday

We just got word that President Obama will sit down with 60 Minutes correspondent Steve Kroft for an interview that will air Sunday night on “60 Minutes.”

The interview, his first since his televised address to a joint session of Congress on Wednesday night about his health care plan, will take place Friday in Washington.

It will be broadcast on Sept. 13, at 7 p.m. ET/PT.

Kroft last interviewed Mr. Obama – just two months into his presidency – in March at the White House. The president talked about the AIG debacle and the economy.
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This is a really good thing… let’s see how he uses it.