Thursday, July 19, 2007

Kinda makes you go 'hmmm'...

I’m going to kvetch here for just a minute. My roommate is 23-years old and she got a job with the CIA right out of college. Her job doesn’t have anything to do with what she went to school for. And even though the website for the CIA says that they are looking for applicants with military experience or travel experience in the Middle East, China, or Africa, my roommates only international travel was her study abroad in Australia. She doesn’t speak a foreign language and my point to all this is that I am jealous. If I stay in the non-profit world, I’ll be about 35 before I am making what she makes right now at 23. Anyway, I chalked it up to her being in the right place at the right time, but I changed my mind this past weekend.

On Saturday night, my roommate decided to go to a Toby Keith concert with a bunch of people she works with and they met up at our house before heading out. First of all, a group of ‘military analysts’ spending money to go see Toby Keith is scary enough. I mean, talk about a douche bag. I hope he didn’t brainwash them all into assassinating the Dixie Chicks and committing us to three more years in Iraq just to teach those goddamn anti-patriotic terrorists a lesson.

Anyway, the other really annoying thing I noticed about everyone that went to the concert was that they were all girls and they were all super cute, young, under qualified and looked like they went straight to the CIA from Kappa Beta Gamma. All white, all blonde, and all alcoholics apparently. They came home so bombed it was actually quite comical. My roommate missed the one step leading up to our front door and busted her chin open and left blood all over the house.

All these girls also got hired from career fairs where they interviewed in person. I have been to several career fairs for my current job and we always get the hippies that put on clean jeans to impress us. The government always has a booth with people lining up for miles in full on suits with multiple copies of their resumes. There are short people, tall people, black people, and white people. I think I saw that oldest kid from Malcolm in the Middle there once. And the people interviewing candidates are usually middle-aged white men. Hmmm…

6 comments:

5 of 9er said...

I just cannot stand Toby Keith... he makes me want to barf... and put a boot in his ass.

valorie said...

i don't even know who toby keith is to loathe him, and i was also quite ignorant that CIA even attended college career fairs. argh. why have i been living under a rock with my eyes closed and my fingers in my ears!

moondog said...

i actually talked to the FBI at a career fair in college. they told me they were looking for people with around 3 years of professional experience for the special agent positions. when the recruiter asked to see my resume i said "come on, you should have it already!"

but my big question is, is she doing intelligence work or is she just basically taking up space at the office?

and toby keith?? wtf?

chuckdaddy2000 said...

It actually makes me happy that the CIA appears to be recruiting dumb sorority girls. Makes the CIA less likely to fuck up the world.

NAME: Dr. Kenneth Noisewater said...

Maybe the CIA is planning a secret mission with an army of hotties. I hope the uniforms are SMOKIN'.

Anonymous said...

LESS LIKELY TO FUCK UP THE WORLD!!!!!! HAVE YOU EVER SPENT FIVE MINUTES IN A ROOM FULL OF GIRLS TRYING TO ONE UP EACH OTHER!! SOON WE ARE ALL GOING TO BE REQUIRED TO WEAR BOY SHORTS UNDERWEAR (EVEN IF WE HAVE TRIED EXTENSIVELY AND IT STILL DOES NOT FIT US RIGHT) AND USE A REFREHSING FACIAL SCRUB EVERY NIGHT BEFORE BED. WHAT IS THIS WORLD COMING TO!?!!?!?!?!