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Sat 9th Oct : Costume Drama

I'm in Seattle. I flew in on the 7.30am from Newark this morning to help out a crisis with a new job. What sort of crisis? Well I didn't really know... you know what it's like on your first week: everyone talking about projects but they're not really sinking in. Anyway, the boss asked and what are you supposed to say. He just told me that the main guy they hired with a promotion for one of the new clients had quit. I'd find out all about it when I'm there. It will be a great favor.

I mean, they put me up in the W Hotel in Seattle. You can't complain about that can you? Well, in reality, you can't complain to the management here either - stuck up little chaps and women in 1998 stlye suits and dark shirts. The staff are lovely but the management suck. Is that W Hotel all over? I mean, you go to W Hotel and you expect a bit of theater but whilst the ground staff are courteous and make you think 'Come on mate, you don't have to be that nice to me, I only asked where the bar was no need to escort me'; the management are aloof and snobbish and probably wanting to escort me from the premisis. Aloof and snobbish in Seattle? Seattle! Maybe it was because my one and only credit card bounced when they tried to hold the $2000 dollars against it. Well that was my piece of theater: 'no, sorry - I don't have another card. Please, please help me.' Pityful eyes to the staff whilst trying to avoid the manager's sneer behind them.

It's not the last bit of theater of the day.

Anyway I have to go out to one of the stores belonging to our new client: the Seattle Burger Company. Big in the West, they tell me. Needs the business drumming up. Someone was supposed to be here today but they quit. I meet the team: they're a nice bunch of chubby girls who have obviously tried the product.

So how can I help? Co-ordinate the team? Keep the moral high? Make them smile?

No. Altho I do make them smile. And every other joker that day.... see what job I had to fly all this way to do...
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Heya,
I left nyc after 15 years and moved to Philly so here's the obvious question: No chance you've ever done or seen this sort of agency/recruiter lists for philly is there? Something like this would be an amazing resource.

You could be onto the next craigslist for advertising insiders. Seriously! people would pay to gain access to the sort of list you've thrown together.

thanks much. I'm inspired to see what sort of off site work I can drum up.

Posted by: Jennifer | Apr 11, 2005 5:04:55 PM

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