One of my shorter lived (but surely not the shortest) jobs was the honorable title of ‘shop rat’ at VTTI. VTTI is the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute which is a collection of smart people making roads and cars smarter.
It should already be obvious I didn’t belong.
They have quite a few facilities and even have their very own private smart road with a giant out of place bridge (allegedly the tallest state maintained bridge in Virginia). I truly have no idea how I ended up working there, or what I thought I would get out of it. I believe it was sophomore year of college so I was probably just looking to make a few extra dollars but it was one of those jobs where I spent more time asking for things to do than doing things. I was pretty much responsible for keeping the shop and tools clean. Nothing engineering related or that required something resembling a brain. A tough gig. I was nearly qualified.
Inevitably boredom won over and I called it quits. I don’t think it was more than a few days.
Man this delve into my career history is a bit of a rough eye opening experience. I assure you it’s not going to get better, and there are about 8 posts to go. Stay tuned!
- Extremely Employable – Part I
- Extremely Employable – Part II
- Extremely Employable – Part III
- Extremely Employable – Part IV
- Extremely Employable – Part V
- Extremely Employable – Part VI
- Extremely Employable – Part VII
- Extremely Employable – Part VIII
- Extremely Employable – Part X
- Extremely Employable – Part XI
- Did You Try Turning It Off And On Again?