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A word

I just got a look at a consultant's report from a few years ago. In it, she made some preliminary remarks about my colleagues and me, based on what our résumés said.

Here's what she had to say about my résumé: "... verbose bordering on hype."

I take great offense. It certainly was not verbose.

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nodressrehersal
Aug. 1st, 2011 08:00 pm (UTC)
Ha! Bet she's got a great sense of humor and doesn't take herself seriously, not even a titch. And people clamor to befriend her.

Now get your butt in the car and start driving. I'm jumpin' outta my skin here.


Edited at 2011-08-01 09:51 pm (UTC)
patrick_vecchio
Aug. 2nd, 2011 02:05 pm (UTC)
Good food, good drink, good show and great friends last night. A perfect evening. Thanks!
nodressrehersal
Aug. 2nd, 2011 04:43 pm (UTC)
We really had a great time, too. The abrupt ending and single encore seems to be explained in a tweet by lead singer Colin Meloy last night:

Sorry Lewiston. My voice is shot.
callioperato
Aug. 1st, 2011 09:13 pm (UTC)
Pssshhh, she knows nothin' 'bout PJV.
patrick_vecchio
Aug. 2nd, 2011 02:06 pm (UTC)
Truth. But I thought the "bordering on hype" part was funny.
thecriz5
Aug. 1st, 2011 11:23 pm (UTC)
If she gave out positive feedback, she'd quickly be out of a job.
patrick_vecchio
Aug. 2nd, 2011 02:06 pm (UTC)
Chris, don't you work for people like that?
thecriz5
Aug. 3rd, 2011 02:41 am (UTC)
Most days, I don't know who I work for.
patrick_vecchio
Aug. 3rd, 2011 02:50 am (UTC)
As long as you get paid ...
tsrensel
Aug. 2nd, 2011 05:00 am (UTC)
They are called "insultants" for a reason.
patrick_vecchio
Aug. 2nd, 2011 02:07 pm (UTC)
Great word. I had never heard it. Thanks!
tsrensel
Aug. 3rd, 2011 05:56 am (UTC)
An old colleague used to say it all the time. An insultant is someone that your bosses pay lots of money to come in and tell you all how much you suck at your jobs and how you would be much better at it if you do it the they suggest. Of course they need to come back every so often and have you pay them even more money to tell you something new as you still suck at your job. Of course there are so few in my business that when I hear one of them is "in the field" I can pretty much predict exactly what they are going to tell the folks that hired them
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