My video rental store career began in 1999 when I briefly worked in a tiny outlet. It was an awkward experience because I soon discovered that I actually hand't been hired. Things worked out later after I did get hired at a newly opened Hollywood Video chain, and when I finished college, I snapped up another job at a small town establishment in Western New York run by a wonderful young couple with a baby. I later moved to Portland, where I was hired at a local video store/gym chain called Videorama. Starting as one of the weeknight clerks, I eventually opened a new store and redesigned and managed another in Portland's hoity-toity Pearl District.
Where’d your last hundred bucks go, William Foster?
Dan Kois answers the question, I wonder whose job it is to make all those karaoke tracks for karaoke bars.
The job was selling cemetery plots over the phone. Essentially, the worst telemarketing job you could possibly imagine. I took it.
Where have you lived, William Foster?