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Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Derek Zoolander: RIM employee?

Two days ago at work I was trapped in another meeting that I didn't want to go to. The best thing I could say about this was at least it was a lunch meeting (as in food was being served) and that it was at least promising to be an interesting one. This meeting was with RIM (Research in Motion), the company who created and owns the Blackberry brand.

I walk in with a coworker, fully expecting another bland presentation from another company with frumpy used car salesman type, but was blown away with what I found. Let's just say that when they were young they became pretty sure that there was more to life than being really, really, ridiculously good looking, and they planned on finding out what that was. That turned out to be working for RIM apparently, because all three people were pretty much models in business attire.

You had the gorgeous woman with her stylish nearly pink cut of hair and edgy looks, you had the slightly older (and foxier) head woman to the team, and you had the dude who suited up and sported blue steel as he walked around.

I was in shock. This was exactly the opposite of who we get to deal with, and normally at best, you get one of the crew that is remotely attractive, as opposed to all three being blog worthy in their attractiveness. Plus they were Canadian, so they were inherently hilarious with their perpetual dropping of "eh" and "aboot" (especially the edgy one, who actually said "oot and aboot").

Later, I talked to a coworker about this:

Me: Did you notice something about those RIM reps?
Coworker: You mean did I notice how they were all hot?
Coworker: I was in Waterloo last year (where RIM is based) and that's what their entire campus is like. They're all skinny and chiseled and look they just walked out of a catalogue. It's great.
Me: I can't believe I'm saying this, but I'm moving to Canada.

I'm not, but you could understand why. Apparently this company not only hires the best and the brightest (as you can tell by their company being a perpetual hype machine), but they even somehow manage to only hire the most attractive people possible. Apparently all of their time in the "Derek Zoolander Center For Kids Who Can't Read Good And Wanna Learn To Do Other Stuff Good Too" was time well spent.


Bobbie said...

I love Zoolander!

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