Thursday, November 17, 2005

I've Never Been More Inspired To Get A Job

Sorry I haven't really posted this week, but I've been distracted with various things - like planning Sydney's first celebration of my birth, yay! And to be completely honest, other than a supposed attempt at a surfing lesson that turned into just another trip to a pub, I haven't been up to much.

But today, the most glorious thing happened. I went for a job interview (no, that isn't it, smartasses) and I'm not sure I've ever wanted to work for a company more. Granted, I'm easily impressed, so little things like the big marble floor and the 25th floor view of Sydney Harbour would have been enough. But really it was when my interviewer walked up and said "All the conference rooms are full, do you mind if we sit down in the bar?" that my heart skipped a beat.

I shit you not, this company has its own bar. Not only that, but before we had even started talking about whatever position I was supposedly there to interview for, she uttered the words "Yeah we work hard but we play hard too. This bar opens at 5pm every day and it's all free."

I think after that she might have rattled on for anywhere between 5 and 30 minutes about something or other, but all I could hear was "free bar, free bar, free bar" in-between getting distracted by big shiny metal things I believe we call 'airplanes' gliding past the window.

I also liked this line: "Just to warn you, our company is definitely more corporate than most. One of our major rules is that there's no drinking before 5 in the office." Um, yeah, I think I can manage, thanks. Could you sound any more Australian right now?

So yeah...whatever it is you people want me to do, I will do it. Just hire me.

6 comments:

Moore Fiya! said...

Alex, you've done it. I don't know how, after all the inappropriate jokes and comments and nights of inebriation, but you made it to heaven. Good luck getting that job.

Vicki said...

I hope you didn't write anything interesting after "free bar" because I stopped reading and started looking up how to get my Australian work visa.

Joe said...

Fuck. You're not coming back are you? I'll pour some malt liquor on the ground in honor of your birfday and soon-to-be acquired australian citizenship. God-damn debtor's prison colonies; they just don't have the puritanical relationship w/ vice that this one does. FuCK!

Truecraig said...

Sweet Jesus...

emla said...

Joe, America was made by Jesus.

Dorothy said...

Well sounds as if you finally found the perfect job for you, good luck!