Friday, May 19, 2006

Explanation

For those of you wondering, I haven't been blogging at my usual pace because I just went through my last couple of weeks of grad school. The pressure of final papers compounded with the urgency of finding a new job can sometimes be overwhelming.

Anyways, I am at least done with finals now.... So if you have any job opportunities just waiting to be filled, shoot me an e-mail! Who knows? Maybe this particular loud mouth can actually become a productive human being!

;-)

22 comments:

Doha said...

Raja,

If worse comes to worse, we can just add a tip jar on the site and add a couple of google ads and you'll make ends meet ;)

hummbumm said...

The fact hat you are searching for a job only confirms that you are part of the corrupt capitalist, imperialist system. this of course explains your obvious bias against our dear brotherly neighbor bashar.

Doha said...

Oh, I have a job for you, amazing benefits for life: become a "nayeb" :)

Raja said...

doha, I think the tip jar will actually be a drain on my finances....

First time readers may actually demand money before leaving and never comming back!

Doha said...

Okay, shoot me, but I have another job for you: Become a protest leader, or a chanter in protests: you'd come up with the creative slogans whenever needed! I think the demand on this stuff is high right now.

abu kais said...

whatever happened to the presidential campaign? Didn't I nominate you to replace Lahoud?

Raja said...

doha... I would shoot you if I could!

abu kais, It's obvious those politicians don't want a strong, effective president. What other reason could they have for not getting rid of Lahoud and voting for me?!?!?

Raja said...

oh wait... there's that whole Maronite issue!

Well, maybe the speaker of Parliament! but then there's that shi'a issue!

Well, how about Prime Minister! ah... there's that Sunni issue!

Aaah Lebanon! my sweet Lebanon! Okay, now back to me... I'd like to be a janitor, can someone please get me on the phone with jumblatt!?!?!

Ali said...

Raja,

I'm sorry to inform you that in order to be a Janitor you have to have a PHD. There are very few jobs left in Lebanon and people carrying PHD's have priority!!

Raja said...

lol! good one ali! I will oblige to your demand! After all it is only fair!

Raja said...

but wait! I still don't have a job! Forget fair! Where the hell's jUmBlAtT?!?!

hummbumm said...

In all seriousness, are you really looking for a job in Leb? or in the States. If in lebanon, why shoot for nayeb as Doha suggested, you should aim higher, strive to be a Zaim. that qualifies you and all your descendants to a life of undeserved priviledge. The sole job requirement is to have an open house on the weekend, and put up with hundreds of people kissing your ass.

the perpetual refugee said...

Good luck on the job bit.

Forgive my ignorance but what is it you're looking to do?

Raja said...

i'm just messing with Lebanon, hummbumm. there's no way i can get a job there. i don't even want a job there. not yet at least.

besides, i am also an american citizen, so i might as well take advantage of that for the time being.

Raja said...

pr,

from a functional angle, i am looking for policy formulation, advocacy and implementation (preferably through non-profit or for-profit organizations as opposed to government). I would also settle for research, writing & analysis, I guess.

from an "area-specific" angle, I am interested in economic development, civil society, alternative energy and almost all issues pertaining to Lebanon and its environment.

hummbumm said...

Sounds socialist to me, you are not a communist are you?
heehee
Have you looked at Mckinsey & Co. They are a strategy consultant, but they also have a large non profit practice as well as the Mckinsey global institute which tackles these kind of issues. Most of the guys I worked with there have left (I left Mckinsey 4 years ago), and recruiting is pretty stringent, but it could be interesting. They hire all kinds of post grads not just MBAs

Doha said...

Raja communist????!!!!!! hummbumm, I though you knew Raja better.

hummbumm said...

Come on, look at his choice of fields, non profit, alternative energy, sounds communist to me....
Of course he can't be communist cause we all know he is part of the imperialist neo-con project.

Raja said...

lol...

hummbumm, while you, Josey and I share an unreasonable zeal for market economies, I choose to encourage their existence, as opposed to participate in them.

The only thing I am capable of selling in a market is my own labor (and even in that meagre task, I struggle).

JoseyWales said...

Raja,

Mabrouk and all the best to you. Keep us posted.

Lazarus said...

mabrouk ya raja.

Raja said...

josey, laz,

thanks a lot. and by the way, 3a 'balak laz!