Saturday, March 02, 2013
A 2004 interview at an airline, with an interesting result
I saw a sticker on a contractor’s car for “Independence Air” the other day.
This was a budget airline that ran out of Dulles Airport.
In March 2004, I actually went to a “job fair” at Dulles for a job (“interim job”) as a gate agent. It would have paid $9.50 an hour, and would have been a uniformed job (time spent dressing wasn’t paid).
I remember having to make a verbal presentation. I described how I had “saved” a small consulting company (to become Lewin later) in 1989 one day by solving a particular problem.
I didn’t get "selected" (thankfully). Nor was I selected for Hollywood Video. I would soon become a substitute teacher (at age 60).
But I did get to make two round trips (to Atlanta, and later to Tampa) for only the price of a ticket tax. So I guess just going to the interview paid off. Practically free air travel for a year. Maybe my speech on how to save a company made an impression.
I think this company was eventually absorbed by AirTran.