I Am a Media Whore
The guy in the circle is none other than yours truly.
A company called Clean Burn Fuels is opening an ethanol plant in nearby Raeford, NC.
That morning, while eating breakfast, I saw an article about this company conducting a cattle call for job applicants that afternoon at 3:00.
According to the next morning's newspaper over 300 people showed up for the 41 available jobs. 300 seems about right.
I did manage to turn in an application, with resume, and have a brief job interview for the "Lab Tech" and "Office Administrator" positions.
Since the plant is slated to open up in January, if they call me back it will be in the next couple of weeks.
I also had a couple other job interviews this month.
One was at a window manufacturing company. They're looking for a production manager. That not exactly anything I've done before, but I emphasized my years of supervision and middle-management exprience.
I had a nice, hour-long talk with the Director of Operations. He stressed that this was only an initial interview and it would probably be after the holidays before any furth action is taken.
Yesterday, I had a total "Nightmare Alley" experience as I interviewed for a Q.A. Inspector position at Smithfield Packing.
If the glamor of working at a slaughterhouse wasn't enough, the 4:00am start time, temperature estremes from stultifying hot and humid (on the kill floor) to uber-frosty (in the refrigerated wharehouse) were just so much icing on the cake.
Well, what can I say but,