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Old 12-01-2011, 10:15 PM   #106
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u jelly?
Oh hell yeah I'm jealous. Since I can't play contact sports I feel like a job involving professional sports in some capacity would be excellent. Of course I'd need to go back to school to do that, and blah blah blah excuses excuses. Maybe someday though.
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Old 12-01-2011, 10:56 PM   #107
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Why would you need to go back to school? What's your current skillet? This is such a crazy change for me. I'm like Marty Schottenheimer agreeing to coach a UFL team. But it's exciting.
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Why would you need to go back to school? What's your current skillet? This is such a crazy change for me. I'm like Marty Schottenheimer agreeing to coach a UFL team. But it's exciting.
I don't know about Mooby's, but I like the country fried steak with sausage gravy and biscuits.
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Old 12-01-2011, 11:04 PM   #109
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LOL. Stupid auto correct
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Oh hell yeah I'm jealous. Since I can't play contact sports I feel like a job involving professional sports in some capacity would be excellent. Of course I'd need to go back to school to do that, and blah blah blah excuses excuses. Maybe someday though.
There's a company here in Atlanta that has advertised "Sports Marketing" for kids out of college. What they didn't tell you in the interview was they drop you off at some neighborhood far away from your home and have you go door to door selling coupons they may or may not involve the Atlanta Falcons and your pay is 100% commission. Lucky for me the internet reviews flag such jobs for you.


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I went for a sports marketing position whilst I was still in uni (casual? part-time? can't remember...). Turned out that sports marketing == selling raffle tickets in shopping centres. They actually took me to a shopping centre to show me how to sell them too...
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Old 12-02-2011, 02:31 AM   #111
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Only if you are peanut butter.
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Old 12-02-2011, 06:29 AM   #112
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Why would you need to go back to school? What's your current skillet? This is such a crazy change for me. I'm like Marty Schottenheimer agreeing to coach a UFL team. But it's exciting.
Well actually I use a griddle instead of a skillet, since the only thing I really use it for is to make eggs in the morning. But that's beside the point.

As far as sports/media behind-the-scenes jobs go, I know not much if anything. I took sports marketing and advanced sports marketing back in high school, but all we really focused on was the marketing aspect of it, i.e. learning about ways to attract new customers, focusing on your target market, etc. Real basic stuff. I'm pretty much assuming from this point if you would like to get a job working with a professional sports team, or working in the media aspect of sports coverage, you'd need to have a college degree of some sorts. I think most professional sports teams have basic marketing departments, sales departments, finance departments, etc. and they all probably hire interns with a degree, or interns who are working towards a degree.

And I'm sure media is the same way. Most people who work behind the scenes on radio or tv went to school and got a job as an intern, and that's how they got started out in the business. And the ones that work the technical side of it probably received training at a trade school. But as of right now, I really can't think of any position where they would hire someone with no experience and only a high school education. And honestly I'm not even sure where my skillset is, idl sales positions, and technical aspects, like computer programming/etc. aren't my thing either. I'm sure I have a niche somewhere, but I have yet to find it. Most of my knowledge comes from the classes I took back in high school .

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There's a company here in Atlanta that has advertised "Sports Marketing" for kids out of college. What they didn't tell you in the interview was they drop you off at some neighborhood far away from your home and have you go door to door selling coupons they may or may not involve the Atlanta Falcons and your pay is 100% commission. Lucky for me the internet reviews flag such jobs for you.
I've seen ads similar to those, and actually went and interviewed and got offered a position. Basically the ad looks similar to this, only it mentions professional sports teams in some capacity, so you go to their interview in Tysons Corner (and get pulled over for speeding on the way there ), they tell you you'd be working in Home Depot trying to sell roofing estimates, and you get paid according to how many estimates you sign people up for, and you don't get paid if they cancel the estimate for any reason. And maybe down the line if you do good selling estimates at Home Depot, then they give you the opportunity to sell something sports related at a convention or w/e.

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Old 12-02-2011, 08:28 AM   #113
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So where is SS working now?

SS I went from working with Marriott for 10 years out of college then to a smaller company, there were ups and downs but the freedom of being out of the handcuffs of a large corporation felt awesome! God just to do my management review at Marriott was a unbelievably ordeal.
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I don't know about Mooby's, but I like the country fried steak with sausage gravy and biscuits.
mmmmm

thats some mad skillet right there
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Old 12-02-2011, 01:22 PM   #115
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I started a new job about 2 months ago at a property restoration company its been a pretty shaky start so far but not too bad. I am a project manager which means I am basically the general contractor that keeps the project moving. They recently changed me over to all of the major jobs all of which have all been mismanaged so far, by that I mean a jobs that should have been completed in the summer still being open and no where near being finished. And the majority of them are million dollar homes so its going to be a nightmare getting them on track and completed asap and keeping the customers happy as they are rightfully upset with the company I work for. Yesterday I meet one of the homeowners of a project in DC that I am just getting my hands dirty on, that homeowner happens to be one Mr. Bobby Mitchell. It was pretty awesome when he pulled up and I got t finally meet him. I didn't talk any football with him just to keep it professional but he seemed like a really awesome guy and very approachable. Other people in the company have told me his has given them footballs with multiple HOFers signatures on them but want to wait to ask for any thing like that. But the redskins patriots ticket has Bobby Mitchell on it since the did the whole HOF redskins on the tickets this year and I definitely want ti try and get that baby signed. Anyway that's what I did at work yesterday, and it was pretty sweet.
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Old 12-02-2011, 01:45 PM   #116
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Definiltely pretty sweet.

So that football i have with Bobby Mitchells autograph also has like 4 other HOFers on it. I cant remember who else signed it but i think there was at least 1 or 2 other Redskins. My brother was the one who got it and used to work with a lot of contractors so maybe the ball came through someone in your company? I need to do some more research and figure out where he got the thing.
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Old 12-02-2011, 08:04 PM   #117
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Today I thought about ordering new business cards.
I really couldnt decide about what to put on there as a job desription.
I wear about seven different hats where I work.
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Old 12-02-2011, 08:40 PM   #118
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So thatís what the CEO Time Use Project is doing. I interviewed Prof. Raffaella Sadun this morning for an upcoming Fortune.com piece, which Iíll write more about in the future. You can see some results from Italian CEOs here. One interesting finding? Look at table 2A in the appendix for the distribution of number of hours worked per week. Itís a normal distribution aroundÖ 40 hours per week. It doesnít go over 60. The average was around 47. Now, this doesnít take into account work hours that the assistant was not aware of, such as if the CEO answered emails at night from home, or did some reading on the weekend. But the assistant knows if thereís a phone call booked, a dinner booked, etc. Maybe this is just an Italian thing. Or maybe CEOs donít actually work 80 hours a week either. We shall see as more data comes out!
I knew most CEO's were full of shit when they said they slept 4 hours a night. That little sleep over a long period of time is the equivalent of walking around drunk.
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Old 12-02-2011, 09:15 PM   #119
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Italians don't work. Except Mario.
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Old 12-06-2011, 09:46 PM   #120
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I've been thinking that theres a lot of useless jobs in today's economy.

Tim Tebow's defense attorney, John Madden's pilot, Jay Leno's driver, Michael Vick's dog walker. The economy has been rough.
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