I remember they had some kind of problem getting the various members of Blondie to coordinate with one another.
Back in I think 1995 I interviewed for a job as project manager for the electronics display systems at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. I was replying to a classified ad in the Sunday Washington Post, and my resume was probably the first one in. Someone called me early Monday morning and sounded like he was ready to adopt me, but when I arrived for my interview two days later, he looked at the same resume that he had gushed over and basically said, "What in hell are you doing here, interviewing for this job?" I at first guessed that this was one of those "stress" interviews where the interviewer is trying to see how the candidate deals with hostility, so I alternated between acting like I didn't notice the demeaning and hostile nature of his interrogation, to defending myself, and finally, counterpunching, but none of that did any good. I remembered a decade earlier being told that if it didn't take much for someone to fall in love with you, it won't take much for them to fall out of love with you.
A couple of years later, the person who had beat me out for that job wrote an article about it that was published in one of the trade journals I used to get. She did a sucky job writing the article. Still, I have to wonder how this gigantic A/V engineering company, that boasts a list of project credits including the Smithsonian and the Holocaust museum, would choose to hire this job out rather than having it managed in-house. I do business with another large company in this market, Washington, DC, and they sometimes give prestigious jobs to certain people to pander to the interests of others while those hirees really do nothing other than putting their name on letterheads. I'm sure that being the person representing a company at a glittery ribbon cutting is worth something to someone. I suspect that the entire project was really managed and engineered in-house.
Edited by AntAltMike, 04 March 2014 - 09:08 AM.