I have to look back through my calendar to see all that I’ve been doing in the last few weeks. Suffice it to say that I’ve been all over the place (did you know that you CAN, in fact, land an airplane in 40 mph crosswinds… and that when emesis is “deposited” on a plane, that the replace the seat and seatbelt?).
Anyways, the bulk of my days are consumed with trying to hawk raffle tickets for HOBY-NC’s Vette Raffle. I can’t believe we’re actually doing it. But we are… and when I got an e-mail from the Sacramento, CA’s DA’s office, I almost lost my mind.
Apparently, the raffle is illegal under California law… and since I’d advertised it in a way directed at California residents, I was violating the law. I don’t really think that’s true. Neither does the HOBY-NC lawyer. But I don’t feel like contesting the issue… so I withdrew our ads in California.
What a pain in the butt. 🙂
I’ve got to write more about the job search… sorry if that’s boring… but it’s really unbelievable.
There has been a position posted for this area (first cool thing) doing what I do (second cool thing). It pays pretty well (third cool thing) and it’s been open for awhile, too (fourth cool thing).
So I applied through a search firm. And then I started to find “similar” jobs from other recruiters in this area. But they weren’t exactly the same. So I wasn’t sure whether to apply to all of them or not (you can’t usually apply for the same job through two recruiters – it just doesn’t look good to the employers) because I didn’t know where they were.
One of the recruiters was initially really interested in me. Then she told me that she was going to submit me. And then she dropped off the face of the planet. Oh well.
So I talked with another recruiter. SHE also thought I was a match. She fell off the face of the planet.
And then I talked with yet another. SHE thought I was a match. She said she was going to submit me. I called her again today. She said she did, but didn’t know the results and regardless was going to submit me again with additional information just to get me in the door to talk with the hiring manager.
Let’s recap. One (apparent) job. THREE recruiters. ZERO follow through on their part. Which is interesting considering that they will make about 30% of my starting salary just for getting me hired. Not a bad days’ income for doing almost nothing (since I was finding THEM).
Pisses me off!
Oh well, I just do what I do. 🙂