On Monday, I start working at a large company - U-Haul.
I kind of find this turn of events kinda comedic cause when I first posted on Facebook about being rejected by Riot in April, interviewing at other local places then eventually getting hired by RWS, quite a few people messaged me or commented about how it was good I was working at a smaller company instead of Riot.
"You won’t get brainwashed to sell/focus on Riot’s brand." "You’ll have room to grow and do different things at a smaller company." Etc. I was totally with you guys until I realized that the job I took at RWS was misleading.
I almost feel like I wasted 7 months at RWS. I learned more about marketing and mattresses than I did about web design. We learned to work around the template system RWS uses. Does any other company use that system? Of course not. If I’m only working on websites that use RWS’s template system, then I’m only gaining experience that’s useful if I were to be hired by RWS as a full time web designer or front end developer.
And, well, despite proving myself a competent coder within the first week I was at RWS (to the extent that I was asked if I was interested in joining the design team as a code monkey… but that opportunity went away when they made the decision to fire 3 account managers), it became apparent within the last couple months that there were no horizontal or vertical opportunities to be seen.
Not only was the job description itself misleading, even the job training was misleading. AYR1 clients had completely different expectations than what was explained to us during training. As 3 CSRs vanished within a weeks time period, perhaps RWS will rethink their hiring, or maybe even get a clue that employee happiness doesn’t come only from froyo runs? (And regardless of bad blood between me and Brandy, what happened with her client list is ridiculous and really makes you wonder about management.)
In any case, after 7 months of answering tech support questions about some poorly coded user unfriendly internal program, I am eager to put RWS behind me and have a job where I get actual web design experience. @_@
Bonus Round: My team leader was incompetent as fuck.
Can’t find anything in reference to that email address though.
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Another interesting thing about her neonandchrome page is tthe design page where she states : “Performance can fuse together entertainment and social consciousness. With my costumes I like to play with social stereotypes and test the audiences boundaries. “
A quote from her on someone else’s youtube channel where she is actually having a civil discussion about Sarah Palin…
“I appreciate your point about not dismissing all of someone’s qualities just because you may be in political opposition to him/her but the fault in this argument is ignoring the ethical implications. Even if she did perform well, your analysis does not recognize the content of her performance. This woman is clearly a warmonger, purposely fueling racist fire against Obama and hates gay people… etc. etc. Her performance in no way constitutes the description of “smart, engaged, and tough.”
“From September 2005 to June 2006 a team of thirteen scholars at the The University of Southern California’s Annenberg Center for Communication explored how new and maturing networking technologies are transforming the way in which we interact with content, media sources, other individuals and groups, and the world that surrounds us.”
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His flickr page is filled with him going to various DIY video / activist / conferences…
“Rainforest Action Network working with trainers from the Ruckus Society and The Indigenous Environmental Network do a training camp for local activists at Sibbald Point Provincial Park in Ontario Canada.’