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Rob Ainbinder – Digital Dad

Chronicling my adventures in DIY, Home Improvement, Barbeque and Fatherhood

March 9th, 2004

Rediscovering “The Point!”

I remember this music from my childhood (thanks Mom!) and now more than 34 years later I ordered and received The Point! to share with my daughter. Her reaction to “Me and my arrow” was a big smile. Hearing it again put a smile on my face and that of my wife. Of course, my wife’s inner critic did come out “sounds like it’s from the 70′s….pass the herb!” I am looking forward to sharing more of this great story with my family.

March 8th, 2004

Some business “logic”

It’s no secret (I’ve always been on the “job hunt”) but, this interview took the cake. I show up on time (5min. early) and wait to be seen (an additional 15 min). My interviewer (the owner/president) says “I thought we had it scheduled for tomorrow”. (Clearly, this was NOT the test of ambiguity I was hoping for from a prospective employer.) Indeed, I referred to my notes and I was there on the correct day and time. My interviewer was “gracious” and spent sometime with me. During this time I learned that this “multifacted” job was an “entry-level” job. (I admitted, I must have over looked that detail.)

I described my accomplishments to date and he inquired as to my salary requirement. Being a somewhat trained interviewee I gave him my range. He stated “There was no salary set but, that was out of the range.” Fine, best of luck to you.

Now, here’s the most interesting post interview thought…If you run (or aspire to run) a business would you trust two company functions (Marketing & Website developement) to an entry level candidate? If you want entry level “results” I guess so.

Personally, I hire the candidate who could get the job done based on the salary research I did in advance.

Next interview…please!

February 25th, 2004

Thanks Amazon.com for telling me about “The Passion”

Thanks to the “helpful” folks at Amazon…now I know about a new movie coming out. If I’d been living in a cave a might need this friendly reminder. I wonder exactly what is was that I bought that Amazon thinks I might like this movie?

DVD player? Sci-Fi book? Grilling book? Decorating book for the wife? Jewlery for the wife? Or, maybe it was the stuff on my wish list…American Chanukkah (CD)?

Rob Ainbinder – Digital Dad

Chronicling my adventures in DIY, Home Improvement, Barbeque and Fatherhood