Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Shots heard round the World

Bullet comments. First you think they are harmless. Trite. Succinct. Not so much. Interestingly enough, I got hood-winked (read...I'm a dumb-ass). Turns out that my work's IT department has a Google search going for any time the company's name is mentioned over the World Wide Web. NICE. In a prior post I had written that I wasn't entirely happy about going back to work with this former employer. If you can imagine, a large and distasteful amount of crow was eaten by the M-Dot Bigun before, during and now after reapplying, re interviewing and then reaffirming my reentry into the world of luxury sales. Oh yea. The CEO of the company read my comments, forwarded them to my manager, and a conversation ensued that was not easy to take part in. So a word to the wise: never mention your company in the same post that you mention a job hunt. For all I know, my CEO now reads my Blog. Voluntarily. Egads.

Did you happen to watch Obama's address the other night? Remember Elkhart, Indiana? RV production capitol of the world. The whole city unemployed. Looting and rioting in the streets. I couldn't have gotten back into selling RV's a moment too soon. I got my brand spanking new Name Badge this morning before going home with a fever, so I guess I'm officially "in" again. Nothing like a name badge to make you feel like you belong. Lovely.

So, do you think they will actually have a 2010 May Ironman in St. George, UTAH? I checked it out on Google Maps, and I could hardly find a body of water big enough to support a 2.4 mile swim. Perhaps at the reservoir north east of the city? It's just too bad it's so far away, way out there near Las Vegas, all the way across the country from where I WORK. You folks out west, like in Phoenix and in Salt Lake and Ogden, ya'll have fun with that one. I'm really, really jealous.

15 comments:

Wendy said...

Oooops!

Jamie said...

Sometimes it is hard to remember that sometimes people outside of our little tri-geek bubble actually read our stuff, but unpleasant surprises like this will sure make it hard to forget.

Keep at 'em BigUn.

Calyx Meredith said...

So sorry you almost got dooced!! I don't comment a lot (um, ever? can't remember) but I'm sending you good job mojo!

On a completely and totally not at all related note - I had the chance to swim in Lake Mead with Stef (of Rambling by Design) and had dinner with Izaac (Fromulaic) last summer. It was fabulous. Neat area. Fun peeps. In case you're ever out there. :D

Ryan said...

Dohhh!

That is exactly why I am holding out for a management/CEO position in my job search, I have made a lot of questionable statements that will come up to haunt me at some point in the future...at least you were being truthful.

Feel better soon big fella!

Paul LaFontaine said...

We're all constantly Googlesearched and data-debased by someone somewhere. Long ago I wrote a thing on my own website - completely sanitized - and my corporate attorney called and said 'what you can infer from your writing could be considered confidential...'

Big Brother isn't some centralized machine, its us all reading each other's blog web twitter digg tweets.

Even if you wear a nameplate and despise your paymasters, we think you are all good Big Guy!

Andra Sue said...

Oh, Jeebus! That really stinks. Glad to hear it didn't cost you more than an uncomfortable conversation, though. Sometimes I think the whole public persona on the web thing is just not worth it. So far at least I have refused Twitter. :)

Lana said...

Youch. That's gonna happen to me someday. Sorry, Bigun.

greyhound said...

ix-nay on the ames-nay.

Kevin said...

DOH!!

ShirleyPerly said...

Bummer! On both getting busted and getting sick. (me too on the last one)

IronJenny said...

I like Greyhounds suggestions From here on out use piglatin when in doubt.Make that ig-pay atin-lay.
xoxo

Brent Buckner said...

Clearly, the remedy at work is:
SELL! MAKE THEM MONEY! MAKE YOU MONEY! SELL! MAKE MONEY!

The CEO is paying attention. Strikes me as a good sign.

TRI-ROB said...

I'm willing to bet that you can see the HELL outta some RVs! A means to an end bro.... don't forget.

Oh. And screw that CEO guy. You want me to come down there and make him cry?

Breathe...

Taconite Boy said...

That's great Tri Rob...probably reads this blog now and just read your comment. Smooth. :)

The Wrench said...

Reminds me of many moons ago when I did a Yakima vs Thule component wars. I got hits from the entire Yakimia corp all day long.