An interesting email..
This morning I woke up a surprising e-mail. I’ll explain. A little over a year ago I had decided to leave my teaching job in Maryland. Right at that time, I wasn’t sure what I would be doing after that. One of the things I was seriously considering was a career in pharmaceutical sales. My teaching partner’s daughter works as one, and I had heard alot of good things about the job. It was a dream compared with the conditions of my teaching job. Significantly better pay, hours, benefits, and a certain amount of freedom to choose how I spend my day. Anyway, I had sumbitted a handful of applications to some of the largest drug companies. I was confident that I was reasonably competitive. My friends in the business said that teachers can sucessfully switch to pharmaceutical sales. They have a skill set that serves the sales industry.
I did manage to get one interview with Pfizer, which I think went really well, but ultimately I didn’t make it to another round. I decided to take that sign as a closed door, and I started to pursue some other options (ultimately leading to Korea).
Anyway, today I got an automated e-mail from AstraZeneca inviting me to fill out an application. I had posted my name on their site last spring, but didn’t ever hear from them. I’m not planning on applying. I just think it’s interesting that I got it a whole year after showing some interest!
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