Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Some Things Never Change
My dad has a habit of telling stories over and over again. And then one more time. One such story is how my dad found his first job.
Both of my parents attended San Jose State and graduated in 1984. It was a year of economic downturn, and while my mom had a nice job lined up teaching pre-school, my dad, armed with a mechanical engineering degree, had sent out resume after resume with no avail. My mom still talks about laying them all out on their apartment floor and licking the envelopes - ah, the prehistoric days before e-mail.
Anyway, days were ticking down before graduation and my dad was convinced that all of his hard work was only going to earn him a position as a french fry roaster, and he had already filled out an application to Togos.
However, lo and behold, the next day he received three offers.
Now, what does this have to do with me 24 years later?
Well, as I'm graduating in exactly a month, I too am applying for jobs. Let me rephrase that - have been applying for jobs and, surprise surprise, to no avail.
However, just as I was considering picking up an application to Togos for my own, I got a call for my "dream job"... in Chicago.
More details to follow...