- A Couple of months & "a relationship" = let her down gently over dinner
But, how does it work in recruiting. I'm a corporate recruiter and have saught out these candidates and have sold them on turning their life upside down for me. But, only 1 out of the 5 candidates can eventually be chosen, and unlinke dating, we really do want to "stay friends." What do I owe this person? What level of recruiting relationship equates with available break-up options?
I promise, it's not you....it's me!…
, the waitress was young, We ordered drinks, she asked Granddaughter and room mate for ID.s they produced them. I was busy trying to read the menu (it had little print - i hate that - there should be a law - we have wheelchair ramps-handicapped parking, why not a law requiring LARGE print for those of us who are a cat's whisker this side of 70). I digress..our waitress kept standing there looking at me. The thought ran through my mind that she had never seen an old gal squint at a menu. I looked up in all my imperial "the queen is not amused glory" and said, "yessss?"
Grandaughter, trying not to break out in hysterical laughter looked at me like she was talking to a senile senior citizen and said, "Mims, she wants to see your ID".
Now, i don't look anyplace close to my age ( i win a lot of bar bets that way) but it's been over a half century since i was old enough to drink. Grandaughter knows that one never knows what to expect from me so was round eyed in anticipation of what was gong to happen next.
I handed my DL to the cute little girl with a straight face. She looked, looked again, held it under the light and looked for the third time, turned pale, then red and started stammering something about how sorry she was as we all came apart in hysterical laughter. The manager hearing the noise came over to see what the problem was. The poor child was mortified, the manager apologized again.
I quit laughing, looked at everybody and said, "Would somebody please tell me why it is so effing funny that i look like i need to be carded." "This young lady obviously is a smart marketer, she just got herself a fifty dollar tip." Our dinner was comped, i tipped the kid 50.00, it will be the story that is told this holiday season to gales of laughter and if i ever have another date , well trust me, i will go to the same restaurant and ask for the same waitress and give her a wink.
Thanks for the intro to your followers on twitter yesterday Mench. It has been my experience that life is too short to get your rompers in knot over much of anything for very long. The last guy i dated i met when he slide into my car on the ice. I was so damn mad that i told him he could just drive 15 miles on the ice to feed my horses in the middle of a snow storm, he did, we ended up having dinner and laughing about the things people would do to meet someone.
Maybe woodle wumps here just wants some attention. After all for some folks negative strokes are better than no strokes at all.
I value our connection Mark. Happy Holidays, I am envious of those from the 12 tribes you guys get two holidays us mutts only get one. Maybe i should retrace my heritage but afraid it would end in a teepee.…
hrough dinner Saturday.
I don't have regular work hours - most days I begin at 6:30 or 7:00 AM talking to people on the phone. They are either on their way to work or at their desks already. I will make telephone calls until about 6:00 and take calls after that. I talk with people at 11PM when necessary. My schedule depends on my search load and other people's schedules. I try to make myself available to best suit the people I want to talk/meet with. I meet every candidate before they interview with my clients so I schedule time for that during the weekdays or Saturday mornings.
I stop talking on the telephone whenever I am tired during the day so I work in segments of two to three hours then break for 20 minutes then begin again.
I also make sure that I spend at least four days in a row each month not working - I tell my clients ahead of time and my voicemail will say I am unavailable until XX day. I make sure that I read a fiction book every week, one that I don't have to think about so it's always an easy read (think Debbie Macomber type books) along with one business related book (marketing, recruiting, technology, etc.). I save James Patterson, David Baldacci and others for my four days off.
I like Stuart Musson's system and might try to implement the system to suit my needs - not using full/half days but using hours run together. …