11 August 2008

The Jobing Career Expo Pt. II

So, Druw and Bryan had arrived at the Faire for Jobs in Dale Glen in the Queendom of Anozira! Upon parking their Cobalt carriage, the duo walked the half-mile to the Fairegrounds, held at the home of the local sports team, the Anozira Cardinales in the excruciating heat, made all the worse by the heavy woolen jackets and ties the friends wore. Seeking a brief respite in the shade of the nearby buildings, Druw wondered why they hadn't parked closer. Eventually, they made it to the grounds. Upon entering, they were directed down a series of ramps and through several lines used to check in the participants of the Faire. Entering the massive stadium, Druw and Bryan realized that they were actually on the concrete floor of the sports field; they had assumed that the Faire would be held on the concourses of the building. The throngs of roving people, all pressing for the attention of the boothmasters for each company, roiled around the floor like tuna on the deck of a fishing trawler. People in suits and ties and carrying briefcases and bags and in t-shirts and jeans and carrying copies of resumes and application forms crawled everywhere, no more or less interesting than ants from their hill. Druw and Bryan pushed their way through the crowds trying to see which companies were represented, but found nothing better than a lot of "call centers" and collections agencies. A disappointing sight. After spending an hour trying to get around single mothers with their children in strollers, and important-looking businessmen, and teenagers with sideways caps, they decided to give up, more because neither of them saw anything that piqued their interest than from a lack of ambition. So they left. On the ride back, all they could think was how disappointing the state of the world was, that even at a highly publicized Faire for Jobs, there would be nothing there worth applying to. The friends went and got a drink at a local place, and then drove for home. THE END --------------------------------------------------- I hope and trust you have enjoyed this epic tale, and even if not, that you enjoyed my prose. I leave you with this: "What is it that you like doing? If you don’t like it, get out of it, because you’ll be lousy at it. You don’t have to stay with a job for the rest of your life, because if you don’t like it you’ll never be successful in it." - Lee Iacocca

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