Greatest Job Ever... getting paid to surf MacRumors

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  1. h0e0h macrumors 6502a

    h0e0h

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    **Insert Back story here**
    So I work for a consumer electronics retailer, a locally owned mom-and-pop shop. We currently employ 250 people and were looking for an edge over the growing market, specifically with rumors of Best Buy/Circuit City coming to town. 16 months ago my sales manager approached me with a project. He told me to find the most exciting new product line that could put us, our store image, and our selection head and shoulders above the competition. I had the perfect product in mind, the newly redesigned Apple line up with Intel Core 2 Duo processors. I began researching, preparing presentations, and writing proposals. If you've never been in a situation to try to become an Apple retailer, its NOT an easy process. 4 business proposals later, in October I received a letter in the mail at work. It was the greatest news I'd heard since I started with this company. On Apple letterhead a stated that our company (Basic - "Your Best Buy" Inc.) had been selected as an Authorized Apple Reseller. In December the product began arriving. Also recently Best Buy elected to move to our local market. Their store will be opening in June, so to retaliate our company has designed a state-of-the-art Technology Sales Center consisting of 1800 sq. ft. of Apple, HP, Toshiba, and Acer laptops and desktops, accessories, GPS units, Digital Cameras and other various small electronics. My prudence paid off and I was recently promoted to Technology Sales and Service manager.

    **End Back Story**

    So now, my boss basically told me to stay on top of the (new to him, very familiar to me) Apple product market and the issues average customers face. My new responsibilities have removed me from the sales floor to an office setting, a 5 day regular work week (no more working retail hours), a guaranteed salary plus department incentives, and best of all... I get paid to order and maintain the most exciting product on the market today. I am virtually getting paid to surf MacRumors from 8-6 every day. This is literally the greatest job for a recent college graduate I've ever heard of!

    I write all of that to ask, anyone else in a similar situation where they're virtually getting paid to surf MR?

    (sorry for length)
     
  2. valdore macrumors 65816

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    That is so awesome. Here I thought I had a pretty sweet job...
     
  3. aristobrat macrumors G4

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    Does it count if you're really getting paid to do another job, but find yourself surfing MR during the time which you should be doing that other job? That'd be me. ;)

    Congrats on your situation. Sounds very awesome. :)
     
  4. jb60606 macrumors 6502a

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  5. cycocelica macrumors 68000

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    I was 99.9% sure this was a spam thread.

    But that is a pretty nice job.
     
  6. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    What, the answer is no longer "porn star" or whatever Hugh Hefner does (eg: feeling boobies, getting breast fed, slapping asses for fun, laughing maniacally)?


    That's when you know you've grown up.
     
  7. h0e0h thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    heh, I think Hef's title should be Executive Director of Porn Research and Development... but I still have a great job
     
  8. blackfox macrumors 65816

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    Or lost hope/perspective.

    I still hold out for a tech support/AV gig at a mac-centric Strip Club...call me a dreamer.
     
  9. PowerFullMac macrumors 601

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  11. Melrose macrumors 604

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    I would be sooooo bored in about two hours. :rolleyes:

    congrats!
     
  12. richard.mac macrumors 603

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    **** youre lucky im sooo jealous… good read there. i hope your store hoes well.

    haha ive seen so many threads over the years titled "best job" and pornstar, professional booby feeler, Hugh Hefner's job + others have all been mentioned. while it would be awesome to do these it will never happen and is a teenager fantasy.

    this job is however plausible as h0e0h has just found out.
     
  13. iSaint macrumors 603

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    I'm a teacher, off this summer, still getting paid, now surfing MR...so... :p


    Congrats on the fruits of your hard work!
     
  14. GanChan macrumors 6502a

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    I'm getting paid to surf MacRumors too. My boss just doesn't know it. :D
     
  15. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    I do now! <dogeyes>
     
  16. The New macrumors newbie

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    Ouch, nothing like getting caught doing the act of MacRumors.

     
  17. twoodcc macrumors P6

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  18. GanChan macrumors 6502a

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    But I only read it for articles. Honest.:cool:
     
  19. h0e0h thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    About 25:1 ratio of Mac:pC

    Sold $250k 1st quarter of 08
     
  20. Karpfish macrumors 6502a

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    Nice! Thats like many car dealers these days pay people to browse brand-specific forums, such a sweet job!
     
  21. JG271 macrumors 6502a

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    Wow... sounds like a great job! So what do you do with the information on potential issues? Pass them on to the retail staff?

    Keep climbing the corporate ladder!:p
     
  22. h0e0h thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Most of the information is passed along, things like 10.5.3 update and probs some people are having with it, problems with certain peripherals and apps that are not Mac friendly or problematic, etc.

    I also use a lot of the information to increase our competitive advantage. I surf around a lot looking at what products people are raving about/hating to look into getting them to sell for the store; things like backpacks, printers, sleeves, cleaning products, etc.
     
  23. themadchemist macrumors 68030

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  24. Compile 'em all macrumors 601

    Compile 'em all

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    8-6 everyday on macrumors alone sounds excessive. Get an RSS aggregator, add feeds from appleInsider/gizmodo/slashdot/digg/Gigaom/Daringfireball, set check interval to 5 mins and you are set :D. I wish I could get a job to surf pr0n though :mad:
     
  25. techlover828 macrumors 68020

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    how much less does apple charge you guys (how much markup)
     

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