Monday, June 1, 2009

I got a JOB!

Funny thing about life is that you never know where it’s coming from.

I spotted this sign on Culver Blvd on my way home from my freelance gig at DIRECTV.

I was stopped at a red light just wondering where my next gig was going to come from. Or that maybe it was time to settle down into something steadier. Something more stabile.
After all, I have a wife, two kids, a mortgage and an expensive thing for the ponies at Santa Anita.

I called the number and spoke with Pete, a mover and shaker in the real estate biz. I’ve always believed in the power of real estate.

That’s why I was so intrigued by Pete’s offer. I figured if he is paying $10,000 to 20,000 a month just for an apprentice he has must be making 10 times that amount. That's the kind of successful guy I want to be in business with.

So I asked Pete, the wealthy real estate tycoon, why he would put up a sloppy, hand painted sign by the side of the freeway to recruit future apprentices.

Pete replied, "Sure I could have run down to Kinkos and printed up some spiffy signs with fancy fonts and mounted it on nicely trimmed foam-core, but I'm about making money not spending money. How about you, Rich?”

You bet I am, Pete.

I sent him a check for $1000 and my training starts next week.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

WTF?! He's only paying me 5k a week. I'm quitting.