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Thursday, September 10, 2009

I was interviewed by a triathlete: She's gotta like me now.

Today's interview went great, I think. First off, the woman asking the questions is a triathlete who was competing for an Ironman in Utah when she injured herself last April. When she told me that, I was like, 'Great, we have a connection. How can a triathlete not hire a marathoner?'

We talked for about an hour and she did most of the talking, basically making sure that I knew what I'd be getting myself into. This company spends a lot of money training its new employees and doesn't want to have to retrain a bunch of people all of the time.

After the interview, she paired me up with an employee who showed me what they do. Fascinating stuff. We talked for 40 minutes.

I was a little disappointed that they didn't offer me the job right on the spot, but I know they have other people to talk to. They also need to call my references and do a background check - normal things.

So, at this point, I'd be surprised if I didnt get the job (especially since they are hiring 8 to 10 people), but I won't celebrate until I get the offer letter.
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Meanwhile, the Austin American Statesman continues to offer me work. I'm covering a high school football game Thursday night (Hutto-Akins, 7 p.m. at Burger Stadium) and Friday night (Converse Judson-Pflugerville, 7:30 p.m. in P'ville.)

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I see black people: Not only did I meet and talk to another black runner after my run Wednesday, turns out Dionn has a blog - www.txtrimom.blogspot.com - and is a member of Team Rogue. Funny thing is, I've seen Dionn on the Town Lake trails before and she always looked strong, like she could run for days. After my run Wednesday, a bunch of us dipped into Barton Springs and she was standing on the third step (too cold to get all the way in) and she was talking to some of the same people I was talking to. So, I just walked, swam right up to her and introduced myself.

Dionn is also a triathlete and from reading her blog, you can tell she is a very accomplished one.

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3 Comments:

Blogger lindsay said...

fingers crossed for the job! the endurance-athlete connection HAS to be a shoo-in, right? :)

September 11, 2009 at 9:48 AM  
Anonymous Jess said...

This is exciting news! Also, nice job in that race you almost missed. :)

September 11, 2009 at 12:03 PM  
Blogger Just_because_today said...

Kevin, sounds like this is it. Keep us posted!!!

September 11, 2009 at 10:18 PM  

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