Friday, March 6, 2009

A Conversation With the CEO

That was really nice. Today I had a chat with Tom Ascheim the CEO for Newsweek. I sat down with him to say goodbye in person and to wish him luck.

I have to say, out of all the people in his position, he has to be the most approachable and down-to-earth I’ve ever met. It’s very refreshing and I really do wish the situation were different and the company were doing better. I’ll just keep my fingers crossed for them.

He even asked me if there was anything I wanted to ask him for, in case I had a hidden agenda. I really just wanted to say bye and see if he could recommend anyone for me to talk to. Unfortunately he didn’t but he was kind enough to give me the green light on using him as a reference. So that was really nice.

I’m actually feeling pretty good about leaving today. I’ve gotten to talk to most of the people I really wanted to get in touch with. I’ll send an e-mail to the rest.


Cathy said...

wow, its wonderful when the big bosses are approachable and understanding. Too many of them are removed and uncaring. Kudos on being able to list him as a reference, that is a nice high profile name and position on the resme!