Thursday, September 4, 2008

What the....?

So I started this new job at EMC at the end of May. Pretty good company and a great job.
Anyhow they sent me to Boston for a week of training that included the ususal death by powerpoint that leaves you feeling like you tried to drink from a firehose. So the last night they bring in this "Tony Robbins" like motivational speaker to talk to us about thinking outside the box and pushing our limits, yada, yada, yada...... So at the end he brings us outside of the hotel conference room to the parking lot. They had a big tent setup and a bon fire and by this point I am thinking ok drinks and casual conversation for the rest of the night. Not so fast my friends....

Thats right I am now a certified "Firewalker". How you like me now??


James said...

Uhh...what's next? Snake handling and swallowing swords?

Didn't they do that on The Office last season? I know a guy that ate glass.

DP said...

I have to admit it was a little cult~ish. Apparently every account manager and executive go thru this process. I think last count was something like 6000+ had done it.

Nevertheless it is good to know I can know fall back to sideshow freak should the current job not work out.

James said...

Put your boy Greg S. back in his bikini and you guys could make a hell of a sideshow.