[MA-SOC] A bit of personal news...
zenmanji at gmail.com
Thu Sep 16 18:34:24 EDT 2010
Good to hear you got a new job. Hope all goes well for you.
On Thu, Sep 16, 2010 at 6:13 PM, Michael Haney <thezorch at gmail.com> wrote:
> Congratulations! I wish I could get an anime related job.
> On Thu, Sep 16, 2010 at 4:53 PM, James Leung <jamesrai at yahoo.com> wrote:
> > Congrats, Serdar.
> > --
> > James Leung
> > raiwebs.com
> > --- On Thu, 9/16/10, Serdar Yegulalp <serdar at genjipress.com> wrote:
> >> From: Serdar Yegulalp <serdar at genjipress.com>
> >> Subject: [MA-SOC] A bit of personal news...
> >> To: "Metro Anime New York City--social list" <ma-nyc-soc at lists.baka.org
> >> Date: Thursday, September 16, 2010, 4:49 PM
> >> I've been pretty quiet lately, partly
> >> because I'm been busy as hell and because a lot of that
> >> effort has been directed towards something that is kinda a
> >> big deal, esp. as far as people on this list might be
> >> concerned.
> >> As of a few minutes ago, I was officially hired as the new
> >> anime guide for About.com.
> >> I'd originally applied for this position back in January,
> >> and after several months went by I assumed they'd found
> >> someone else for the position and thought nothing more of
> >> it. Then, outta the blue in June, I heard back from them:
> >> they liked what I had submitted and wanted to see more. So I
> >> was accepted into their guide training program, went through
> >> the steps, and bit off all my fingernails several times
> >> over.
> >> Finally, after some back-and-forthing, I was approved as
> >> the new anime.about.com site guide earlier today. I still
> >> have to go through a good deal of further training and
> >> additional work to make the site publishable, but the gears
> >> have finally started turning in earnest. It's a paying
> >> position, and for that reason I plan to treat it like I've
> >> treated any of the other paying jobs I've had -- it's just
> >> that this time it's about something I'm deeply fond of.
> >> One of the odd things that happened along the way sorta
> >> smacked me in the face while I was at Otakon. I was in the
> >> press room -- I was there under the auspices of Advanced
> >> Media Network, whom I'd done anime coverage for before --
> >> when I mentioned to someone else that I had applied for that
> >> position and was in the process of being considered. The
> >> response I got was something like, "You're the first person
> >> I've heard about who even got responded to when they
> >> applied." That made me all the more nervous about it. (I
> >> still don't know if I was in competition with other folks,
> >> or who they might have been, or to what degree.)
> >> But here I am. I hope I can do the right thing. And I'm
> >> thrilled.
> >> * * * * *
> >> Serdar Yegulalp
> >> serdar at genjipress.com
> >> www.genjipress.com
> >> My problems have become social rather than musical.
> >> -- John Cage, composer
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