I’ve been looking for a job since we have moved so I went to a job fair last week.
I dressed up nice and printed out a few dozen resumes and thought I was ready to kill it.
I was happy to see that there were a bunch of companies there recruiting. But, as soon as I walked into the venue, I knew something was wrong. All the men had their ties half untied and a few buttons down, women were fanning themselves with brochures, and it was hot inside. There seemed to be a problem with the HVAC system. I did the rounds but did not look my best because of the heat. After a few minutes, I was all sweaty and panting. It was funny that there were a few HVAC companies there looking to hire. Although they were competing companies, I overheard them speculating on what was wrong. One said that they could feel air blowing but it was warm air so perhaps there was a problem with the compressor. The other said he suspected it was a freon leak or shortage. I didn’t understand some of the other possible issues they put forth. Finally, I blurted out, “why don’t one of you fix it.” They explained that they had both offered to. But, apparently, the person who approves such things wasn’t at the venue and couldn’t be reached. I ended up discussing HVAC systems, in length, with one of the HVAC companies. It turns out they are looking for a customer service agent so I gave him my resume. At least I know if I get that job, I’ll never have to worry about working in an unairconditioned office.