January 25, 2008

Grad emails?

I got these emails from a rep at ISU a few months ago, asking about my job status etc. to add to the ISU statistics. I was really tired of being asked about my job/salary, so I politely let her know (and that my first name was not David either). Here's what she said in response:

I’m sorry you feel that way. We use the placement information for various things that not only benefits your peers, but incoming students. If you would just answer the questions, then you wouldn’t get bombarded with emails. I am guessing with the attitude that you have, that you haven’t done the necessary things to be gainfully employed – thus the negativity. This type of attitude won’t serve you well in life.

Good luck with your future endeavors.

[her name]
Well, I was not in a good mood when I received this, so I responded.
Implying that I'm not employed (and bitter about it) is not going to make me want to hand over information. I feel that my salary etc. doesn't need to be shared with everyone. Just because you feel the need to boost ISU's scores doesn't mean that you get to be impolite about my wish to keep MY information private. That wont serve you well in life.
Was I too mean? Did anyone else receive these emails upon graduation, or am I the only one?

January 24, 2008

Where has the time gone?

So, I've been ignoring my "blogging responsibilities" lately. I've had at least 2 of my friends ask about it, so I guess I'll post while I have time. So here's what I've been up to.

Three weeks ago I started my new job at a large engineering company. So far it's been pretty good. The first few days I job shadowed with everyone on my team, and installed software. I'm still working on getting my computer all set up so I can do all the things the other software guy on the team does. This week we are in a class about Java web Development, to help us with the internal website we maintain. Luckily it hasn't been hard, although they did eventually find something legitimate for me to do.

In other news, I went to Ames last weekend with John, and I had a great time. We had a small (15 people) party the first night, and basically passed out at 10PM the second night. No, not from booze. I ended up sleeping around 6 hours Friday night because Nimit woke up at 8AM and decided to watch TV in the room we were sleeping in. Combine that with an exciting Cyclone bball game, playing our own game of basketball, and a huge dinner, and we were really tired. Either way, it was great to see everyone and I look forward to our next trip down.

A few days ago I got an iPhone. I LOVE it. I'm still getting used to all the fun stuff it can do, and I think I really like it. I've found that nothing has gotten done in the past few days because I pull up FB (or similar) for a second and then find that an hour has passed. Hopefully it will lose some of it's cool factor soon.

Also, next weekend I'm flying to CO to see my friend's senior show. I'm really excited to see her, the show and especially her friends, who I really enjoy.

Oop, class is starting again. Ttyl!