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Murphy-Goode Announces Top 50 24 Hours Early; AP not on list

June 26, 2009

Murphy-Goode announced the Top 50 for their Wine Country Lifestyle Correspondent 24 hours early –and I’m not on the list.

What’s up with that? Not just that I didn’t make the list, but 24 hours early? Did they outsource the selection to AUS? Programming snafu? Their site was showing there was more than a whole day to vote when all of a sudden there was not! I know because I was on their site around midnight California time!

beachMGapshot Gwendolyn Alley aka Art PredatorAfter all the goodwill and interest Murphy-Goode has generated with this campaign, how much of that will disappear because of disappointed losers? It’s one thing to be disappointed because you didn’t make the cut–another thing to find out you didn’t even get one more day to campaign!

Not that voting seemed to really have much of an impact. I was able to see the numbers of the Final 50 before they totaled them out. (I know you would have thought they would have done that BEFORE going live!) Some of the Final 50 had less than 100 total votes–some even under 50. An HR firm did the vetting–wish I could have been a fly on the wall there to see what they thought made a really goode job candidate.

beachwriteED Gwendolyn AlleyVinTank had a good grasp on who would make the cut–7 of their 8 candidates made it.

But I didn’t. So I’m drowning my sorrows in some really good single malt, I’ve voted for some of the VinTank few like Todd Havens who will do a really goode job, I’m teaching myself how to spell good again (good not goode), and then I will take myself off to bed knowing that the really right job is just around the corner.

In the meantime, I’ve got my life back. I’m not chasing after that job. I am enjoying being back in the classroom again teaching lit this summer. In the fall I have two comp classes where we’re going to study Chris Carlsson’s book Nowtopia and put into practice ways to reinvent the future today.

I would LOVE LOVE LOVE to work in the wine industry doing social media. In particular, my goal is to work to support and promote local and regional wineries actively embracing the biodynamic/organic/sustainable spectrum. VinTank, are you listening? Learn more about me here –and find out why I am may be perfect for YOU!

In the meantime, life’s really good. Without that job where I put an e after that word.

Really.Hire Gwendolyn Alley

And, if I took that really goode job, when would I have time to blog for YOU, my loyal readers?

Thank you for your votes, your kind words, and your support during the past few days as I drummed up last minute votes for my last minute campaign.

PS My beloved Macbook Pro is on the fritz–the power cord doesn’t want to take a charge. So if I disappear here for a few days, it’s because I’m wanting for Apple to send me a new one–FREE. Gotta love Apple. They take care of their peeps.

3 Comments leave one →
  1. Greg permalink
    June 26, 2009 10:21 am

    Hey there fellow MG applicant! Too bad we both didn’t make the top 50. But I must say it IS pretty annoying they announced 24 hours early. That last day was especially important for people like me who entered late (last Friday). I had gotten 300+ votes in six days — 100 alone just yesterday and was closing in on the top 50 votes-wise. I just don’t get that decision. In any event, good luck with your future wine pursuits!

    A bit sad and grumpy in LA… lol

  2. June 26, 2009 3:12 pm

    Wow, that’s a lot of views and votes in a short amount of time! You must have a strong network–and video! That was my goal also–breaking into the Top 100, then beyond if possible. I’ll have to go find your video and check it out.

    I’m thinking it might be fun to do an LA/Socal area MG Final 50 and wannabe meet-up–maybe in the wine country near Ojai.

    I wish you well and may we both find our wine country correspondent jobs!

  3. June 29, 2009 2:40 am

    If you didn’t make the top 50 there was obviously some mistake. Demand a re-count!

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