Please set up your voicemail

So in my internship, I’m making phone calls.

I hate phone calls.

I can and will make them.

But for goodness sake, if you have a voice mail box or an answering machine, set it up. It’s hard for me to call a number and ensure that I’m getting to the right person. And I find it frustrating. Similarly employers are going to find it just as difficult.

In this day and age, our contact and speech is quick, to the point, and very often does not involve actually talking to someone. Talking in person has become a rarity, and is now really awkward for many. Our world is quite often filled with “lol” and “brb” and “ty” and “ttyl” and so on. Our language has quickly been reduced to shorthand that everyone is expected to know.

But to actually hold a full conversation is quite difficult. I find it very frustrating when I interact with others whom lack the ability to hold a conversation, and I find myself frustrated when I cannot hold a conversation. All of this to say, when I call someone on the phone, I want to hear a message that tells me who you are, and not just something that says “Five one eight two three two seven four six nine, is not available.” That explains nothing to me, nor does it help.

Just a late night thought. I want to be sure that I’m going to reach the person I’m trying to reach just like your future employer will want to.

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Sports Interviews and Sportsing

Okay, so I’m not the biggest fan of sports. I’ll watch them once in awhile (preferably the local teams because I know the one’s who are playing), and occasionally I might play (usually Ultimate Frisbee). But the televised sports, those are a real pain in the neck for me. I can usually sit through some of the big ones like the Superbowl, but often I’m just hanging out with friends for that.

Beyond that, the order of sports would be soccer, basketball, football, baseball, maybe wrestling somewhere in there…you see I really don’t care oftentimes.

But soccer I enjoy the most, followed by basketball. After that they all kind of meld together. Anyways, the entire point of this post, besides me sharing a little bit about my feelings for professional sports, was this picture that I had seen on Facebook before and from my point of view, was pretty damn true.

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