It is my considered opinion that the hairdresser is the most influential person in any community."
So when I got my haircut yesterday, I told my hairdresser all about my job situation. It turns out that his sister just graduated from college in Washington State and spent the last week looking for a job in New York, in part through his client base. Steinbeck was on to something and now I am, too.
Later in the day, I had time for a manicure before heading to a dinner so I stopped in a salon near the restaurant. A few minutes into the visit, I noticed a woman there with a bag marked with a brand of office furniture. Perhaps she works in the industry? How to talk to her? After a bit, the beautician moved me to the station right next to her. I started the conversation and it turns out she works for a firm I am familiar with. I complimented a recent project, she told me a bit about her work, and we see eye-to-eye on a lot of aspects of design and maintenance. While our nails were drying, she mentioned a good chance of an opening at a place I would like to work.
Thank you, Steinbeck!
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