Monday, January 24, 2005

Two Hours Of Pushin' Brooms...

Wondered why you haven't heard anything about the resume you sent in for one of the Nats jobs? Maybe that's because they've received over 15,000 resumes.

Or maybe you're not desparate enough:
Less than 48 hours after [Tony Tavares] arrived in town in October, he picked up the phone in his hotel suite, despite being in the middle of a meeting, and began to listen to a wannabe employee. "If you're interested in a job with me," he said hastily, "e-mail me at . . . " and he provided his address. He has had people arrive, unannounced, at his Georgetown office, looking for work. He has taken a few meetings with particularly persistent people, only to wish he hadn't....

Take Sendar. He wrote a letter to Tavares in November, wistfully recalling his days growing up as a New York baseball fan, back when he annually attended the World Series. "My fascination with baseball has continued unabated," he wrote. "My knowledge of baseball history is near-encyclopedic." He said he had "harbored the desire to work in sports management" for years, and that he would offer help in legal and administrative matters for free.

With people like you offering their services, it's a wonder that everyone isn't working for free.


  • The "King of the Road" reference is much appreciated. Good to see someone still remembers the great Roger Miller.

    Trailers for sale or rent
    Rooms to let, fifty cents
    No phone, no pool, no pets
    I ain't got no cigarettes...

    By Blogger Colin, at 1/24/2005 12:15 PM  

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