1.07.2008

Monday Mailbag: A funny request

I've never done this before, but I've toyed with the notion for a long time. So I'm going to just give it a shot and see how it goes. On Mondays from now on, I'll post some of the fun, exciting, silly email / messages I get from folks. Feel free to be bored by it.

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Joe,

Hey - this should make you laugh. I'm getting back into the workforce, and [I've been] advised to take a retail job or something less stressful than nursing... So, I applied to Walmart today and put you down as a reference. Is that okay? Half of my decision was that I had your number on my phone, and the other half was that I knew it would be a hysterical joke. Happy new year!

Sarah

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Hey Sarah!

First, good to hear you're back in the work force - but having "been there, done that," Ifail to see how Wal-mart will be any less stressful than nursing...

Second, feel free to use my name anytime, anyplace, as much as you want. You have carte blanche! That goes for everyone else too - if you need a reference for work, feel free to put me down. Just... Don't be shocked or surprised at the questions that your potential employer will come to you with afterwards.