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Whew!!! I'm a nervous wreck!

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Benjamin Strange, May 20, 2004.

  1. Benjamin Strange

    Benjamin Strange Commercial User

    Dec 25, 2002
    New Orleans, LA
    Owner / Tech: Strange Guitarworks
    I just had an interview with Mesa/Boogie. They are currently looking for a sales director for one of their territories, and they asked me to send in a resume. That was yesterday, and they called me today. Gah!!! I talked to their Director of Sales for about a half hour, and I think I did ok. I was nervous as hell, and I think I didn't impress him as much as I would have liked him to have been. He put me on the spot, and asked me a bunch of questions about what I would do on the job. I've never had a job like this, and I think I gave him some pretty lame answers. Ugh.

    Despite my interviewing ineptitude, he wants a list of references and plans on calling me again next week. I guess that means I did ok. Wish me luck, gents!
  2. You DID say "look at internet porn all day," right?

    I hear that's the answer.

    Seriously, good luck!
  3. Brendan


    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    So that means you can hook us all up with Mesa gear? As rewards, y'know, for emotional support? ;) :D

    Good job, man, I hope you get it. My Mesa is only a few days old, and I'm already way impressed. By extension then, you're a better person for being associated with good gear.
  4. Wrong Robot

    Wrong Robot Guest

    Apr 8, 2002
  5. Benjamin Strange

    Benjamin Strange Commercial User

    Dec 25, 2002
    New Orleans, LA
    Owner / Tech: Strange Guitarworks
  6. G'luck, Benji, awesome news. :)
  7. Tom Crofts

    Tom Crofts

    Mar 15, 2001
    Nice one, hope you get the job :) The guy seems pretty keen!
  8. did you show him a picture of your rig?
    did you let him know that you, and you alone, have kept his company profitable?

    good luck. i could use a discount on a new amp.
  9. bassturtle


    Apr 9, 2004
    The real test comes in when you have to deal with guitar store owners like me mwahahahahahahahahahahahaha.

    Jes kiddin' ;)

    The handful of Mesa reps I've met for my territory have been really great guys! They all seem to have that 'California cool' thing going on. I'm sure you'll be a great fit :D
  10. rickbass

    rickbass Supporting Member

    If you get the position, I definitely think everyone here who wants one should get a 400+, free of charge, to see if they are worthy.
    You go girl!!!! I wish you the best!!!! [/}
  11. Brendan, I like your thinking! I second this! :p :smug:
  12. TxBass


    Jul 3, 2002
    Frisco, Texas
    Think positive Benjamin!
    just last Monday I had an interview (my wife and I both at the same school). I got in the car to leave and told her "sorry babe, I blew that one...I'm the weakest link here...guess we'll look elsewhere". I got called the next day---and got the job!
    make sure you send an email "thanks" for the interview if you can't get a card in the mail and to him quick enough. Good Luck!! :D
  13. Wrong Robot

    Wrong Robot Guest

    Apr 8, 2002

    I'm a big fan of his work

  14. Stachio

    Stachio Supporting Member

    Jan 29, 2002
    Reminds me of Chappelle Show with Tyron (?) the crack head:
    "Is this where I come for the free crack giveaway?" :D
    Best of luck, Ben. Bad time to switch your screen name ;).
    Bring your rack as a portfolio for the next interview.
  15. I'd like a 400+ and an RR 8x10 to go with it. :D
  16. unharmed

    unharmed Iron Fishes

    May 19, 2003
    London, England
    Good luck, Benjamin. If they guy is contacting your references then that's a really good sign. We never call references unless we've pretty much already decided to hire someobody. :bassist:
  17. Josh Ryan

    Josh Ryan - that dog won't hunt, Monsignor. Supporting Member

    Mar 24, 2001
    Good luck!

    project strength.