Mike had never been, and I think the highlight for him was seeing the courthouse square in downtown Prescott where the famous scene in the 1971 cult movie Billy Jack was filmed. This clip shows you exactly where we were.
We watched Billy Jack on Netflix a few months ago. What a cool movie; a great reminder of our youth. That's the beauty of being with someone the same age as you--you have the same pop culture reference points.
Man, Billy Jack is cool...
Anyway, thanks for all your support on the job search front. I appreciate hearing your comments and knowing I'm not alone in my frustration. Misery loves company, no? In case you missed it, I want to share what my buddy Vegas Flea had to say. I know Vegas Flea in real life, and believe me, he's a no bullshit kind of guy.
I've experienced the same kind of thing. I once went for an interview for an IT position and was handed a ten page test. Basically, a college exam. I made it through about 2 questions and went back into the manager's office and asked,I had a similar experience a few years ago. I passed the screening interview for a six-month instructional designer position. Then I got an email with an attachment that was essentially a final exam for Instructional Design 101. I called the recruiter and said, "I'm not filling this out. I'm sorry your client can't assess my qualifications from the experience listed on my resume."
"What's the salary for this position?"
I put the exam on his desk and left.
I've since tried to nip this bullshit in the butt, by forcing someone from the company to answer some questions before the interview process even starts.
A couple of days later the recruiter called back and said their client was really interested in me and that I didn't have to do the test.
"Not interested," I said. "Any employer who would expect a candidate to complete a test like that is going to be a real pain in the ass to work for. Nope, not interested."
Of course, it was easy for me to say that because at that time I still had a job (that I hated) and was pretty much testing the waters. So I could be picky. Would I do the same now? Yep. Let them know they're missing out on a great candidate--and someone's who's a friggin' blast to work with.
Bahs-terds. Hmmm... gotta wonder, what would Billy Jack do?