Today is the 4 year anniversary of me being job interviewed by my current employer. I’d been back in Windsor for 2 weeks from doing Theatre Production for Princess Cruises in the Caribbean, and was planning on going back in early January 2005.
Dragan Sasic told me he saw a job posting on viceland.com, so I got in touch with VICE’s General Manager at the time, Saul Metnick, and he told me to come up to Toronto for an interview. I had an interview with Shawn Phelan and Erik Lavoie in the afternoon on Dec 16th 2004. By coincidence, Erik and I both ended up at the Chelsea Room that night where Pablo Mozo was djing.
I talked Erik’s ear off all night telling him my life story in excruciating detail (like this journal, but drunk and without pictures) and why I’d be so great for the job, begging him to hire me so I wouldn’t have to fly back down to cruise ships. His friends ditched him at some point and he was visiting from NYC, so I let him sleep on Nick’s couch (at 159 Manning) that night. He told me the next afternoon that I had the job.
The first year was shitty but I’m glad I stuck it out, it’s been worth it.
I wonder what I’ll be doing 4 years from now?