As some of you know from my last post about the Bay, I really enjoyed my time there. I was working from the office, I was seeing all the cool things they had around the place. And most importantly, I was being important. And plus I took public transportation each time, which was nice.
They were asking me questions and my input. I was working and giving suggestions, throwing out solutions and all that jazz. I really feel comfortable knowing that I can spend my career doing this and knowing I am useful. I am appreciated.
Another great thing was that I got to hang out with friends. Seeing my old college buddies was great. I even got a chance to see a friend who happened to be working at Amazon nearby whom I haven’t seen in 10 years I think. It was really nice to just be back in the Bay and totally relaxed
As you can see above, that’s one of the cool things along the walls at Yahoo. And I think I will be back sooner than later.
I am so happy to be back in the Bay. Sure it’s mainly the South Bay, but I spent six years of my life here. It’s something. Plus, look at the welcome they gave me.
I had to fly out of LAX at 7:40am, which meant the shuttle that picked me up came at 4:30. Ooof. And what’s worse was when the shuttle pulled up, I walked out of my house and straight to the car door. The driver didn’t open it for me. I just stood there. Apparently he was standing next to the trunk waiting to see me leave my house. I entered the car by myself.
Then the driver walked to the front door and waited and even called my phone. He didn’t know I already entered. SMH.
After two years with the NFL Network, I have a new job. It was a bittersweet ending to my time with the network but after a contract dispute, I decided it was just time to move on.
Now I’m in Santa Monica editing stories that go through the mobile app. I get to read a lot of stories, edit and really be the boss. Also what’s great is that I get to travel. Sunnyvale, I’m coming for ya.
Thank God for this. I knew that I would get a new job soon, but I didn’t think it was this soon. Yahoo is great and they treat me well. They have catered food around the clock and the people believe in me and envision me being around a long time. I like purple. Always been a Yahoo fan. So happy to be here! New fun challenges awaits!
Well, after two years, it’s done. It sucks, but I have left. On to the next thing. I don’t know what that is. But I get some time to rest.
I think one of the craziest things about my career is that it’s ever changing. Whether or not it’s my position or the assignments I do, it’s always changing. Most times these things are unpredictable but that’s what I love about my job. It’s not your M-F, 9-5 kind of deal. Every day is different. The hours are different. It’s fun.
So I sit here wondering what is my next step. I’ve gotten real far and I know I got the skills. But where do I go from here? I think that maybe I’ll figure it out soon. But until then, I know where I stand and where I’ll go.
To be continued and onward and upward. Life’s good because God is good.
BTW, I can’t wait to head back to the Bay this weekend. Oh yeah!!!
Last night I attended a job fair that was held at Staples Center. Part of the perk was that I could get a ticket to the game.
But the job fair was supposed to be sports related but it ended up being all ticketing and marketing sales. They had Clippers, Dodgers, Kings, UCLA reps there but it was not all that great. I still got a chance to talk to a few reps but it really wasn’t all that. But who knows where my resume goes.
But I did go to the Warriors game afterward. But they lost. Weak.
Here I am with work getting better and better. Well, it’s still a tough sled because they haven’t fully transitioned me away from my old position. As much as I would love to get away from it, somehow, I feel that they need me. It’s not to say that I am the best, but I am the best. I know so much about how the ticker works and what needs to go in. I have the best background in writing and I understand the program. Plus, I actually helped build it so I know what it can and can’t do.
But as they continue to keep putting me on, I still wonder if I will ever be off it. I have embraced my new role as the social media coordinator and it’s so fun doing it because it’s different. I am not worried about news and timely information. Instead it’s a pop culture approach to the NFL world. I get to be creative, figure out what the NFL fan wants and really add fun to the whole deal. The past two weeks have been great, great weeks in terms of production and it’s been TV gold.
But where am I going now with it? Am I still stuck with my old gig because I am so good at it and they can’t find a good enough replacement? Or can I move on and try on something that could be so much better and fun?
It’s sucks not knowing. Today I did a little bit of both and it was just as great. The uncertainty is not to my liking but still having something to do is good. I like being busy and I rather be busy than not having any idea of what is out there. I have focused so much of my life with work that maybe I can just finally rest a little and not have to worry so much. Can I?
EDIT: Here’s the clip
They asked me earlier in the week to come up with some ideas for social media. This was one of them and they used it and the results were aired live on TV earlier today.
With my knowledge of wrestling and pop culture, this was a great idea. And it has received a lot of reaction.
Stone Cold won.
Damn. I’ve been filling out the questionnaire about my race at the end. Did that hurt my chances of landing a job?
Originally posted on knowledge of self:
If you don’t believe that racism in the job market is real, then please read this article by Yolanda Spivey. Spivey, who was seeking work in the insurance industry, found that she wasn’t getting any job offers. But as an experiment, she changed her name to Bianca White, to see if employers would respond differently. You’ll be shocked and amazed by her phenomenal story.
Before I begin, let me quote the late, great, Booker T. Washington who said, “Of all forms of slavery there is none that is so harmful and degrading as that form of slavery which tempts one human being to hate another by reason of his race or color.”
For two years, I have been unemployed. In the beginning, I applied to more than three hundred open positions in the insurance industry—an industry that I’ve worked in for the previous ten years. Not one employer responded to…
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