My Job History, Part Two: Seven Years Ago Today

If you want to read the first part of my job history, click here.  I’ll summarize briefly before moving onto part two:

From 1996 to 2005, things were pretty good.  Everything moved forward as I was an IT professional, getting my feet wet on a help desk, moving toward day to day support and implementation working for a small company, and moving to the health care arena in 2002, where I made process improvements at several regional hospitals.

In short, things were awesome.  But, seven years ago today, my world got rocked.

On March 1, 2005, for the first time in my life, I got fired.

Canned.  Let go.  Axed.

I’ll move into a little more detail about the job where it occurred.

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Don’t Yell At Telemarketers

I love telemarketing calls.   Few things make me happier than picking up the phone, hearing a few seconds of silence, only to get pitched some product or service that I don’t want.  It just makes my day.  It all makes me so happy that instead of the ‘DO NOT CALL’ list, I wish they would invent the ‘PLEASE CALL’ list.  I’d be the first one to sign up.

OK, absolutely none of that is true. 

Truth be told, I hate telemarketing calls just as much as well…everybody else.

But I won’t yell at them.  Or be mean to them.

Why is that?

Because a job experience many years ago taught me a few things about telemarketers.

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