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Postby vtexposfan » Fri Oct 22, 2010 1:54 pm

I was asked by a bar owner friend of mine to create a promotion for him, which I agreed to do. He wanted me to host it, but I told him that I wasn't going to host events at another bar in Allston, thus competing against myself.

To that end, I posted on Craigslist in search of a host. This is the first time in my life that I've been tasked with hiring somebody. I've received a couple of well-written responses, but I'm also baffled by what some people think constitutes a reply that will get the attention of a prospective employer:

-One woman replied by giving their first name and telephone number. That's it. Wait, I'm supposed to pick up the phone and beg you to tell me your qualifications?

-Another guy said "If you take a chance on me, I guarantee you won't be dissapointed." One, this is an employer's market, in case you haven't read a newspaper in two years. I don't "take chances," I hire winners. Two, if you're going to host a spelling bee promotion for me, YOU MIGHT WANT TO SPELL DISAPPOINTED CORRECTLY.

-A man replied by typing "rock star wanted" in the subject line (which is not what I billed) and said "My availability is pretty open, let me know what day/ time you plan on having this spectacle function."

I got one I really liked, though, so we'll see how this goes.
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Postby mcm » Fri Oct 22, 2010 1:56 pm

I hire winners

lol
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Postby Giggles » Fri Oct 22, 2010 2:04 pm

Definitely keep us posted.
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Postby Sim » Fri Oct 22, 2010 2:20 pm

mcm wrote:I hire winners

lol


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Postby TeeDub » Fri Oct 22, 2010 2:34 pm

Please please please video tape the interviews. Comedy gold.
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Postby tballa55 » Fri Oct 22, 2010 2:57 pm

Make sure you put females only and pics are a must.
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Postby Giggles » Fri Oct 22, 2010 3:07 pm

And be sure to ask your interview questions like you ask your trivia questions. And put on some music while they think of answers and don't allow them to look at cell phones.
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Postby Mr. X » Fri Oct 22, 2010 3:50 pm

VT Expos trains his next group of trivia hosts

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Postby tballa55 » Fri Oct 22, 2010 3:54 pm

Two words VT "Group interview"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UqDtf1aw818
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Postby vtexposfan » Fri Oct 22, 2010 4:35 pm

tballa55 wrote:Two words VT "Group interview"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UqDtf1aw818


I'm not a huge Affleck fan, but that's pretty cool.
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Postby vtexposfan » Fri Oct 22, 2010 5:07 pm

I'm responding to these now. Everyone will get a reply whether or not I'm interested in them.

One guy wrote "Thx" in his reply. Seriously? This is a job reply, not a text message. The audience may be listening...but I'm not. Good luck in your endeavors, buddy.
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Postby rearadmiral » Fri Oct 22, 2010 5:09 pm

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Postby vtexposfan » Fri Oct 22, 2010 6:08 pm

It's not a trivia game, it's a spelling bee.
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Postby rearadmiral » Fri Oct 22, 2010 6:13 pm

It's not a purse, it's a satchel.

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Postby One Up in Peabody » Fri Oct 22, 2010 6:34 pm

vtexposfan wrote:It's not a trivia game, it's a spelling bee.


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