Hired Quotes

Hired Quotes by Denis O’Hare, D. B. Sweeney, Martha Plimpton, Jane Byrne, Kari Skogland, Dean Ambrose and many others.

My first paying gig was a play called ‘The Voice of the Prairie‘ at a theater that no longer exists in Chicago called Wisdom Bridge. I played a fast-talking radio huckster – a salesman of crystal sets in the 1920s – and I actually won an award. Look at that! And then promptly didn’t get hired for a year.
Hire the best people, and trust what you hired them to do.
At this point, I don’t get hired a lot because people don’t think I could finance a movie.
City employees will be hired and promoted because of their abilities – without outside interference.
My husband is an editor, and in fact he was the first person who hired me as an assistant editor. Then we fell in love and the rest was history.
I’m not some schmuck they just hired and threw down in the Performance Center and gave him an entrance or anything that like. I’ve been around enough and have enough experience; I know what I’m doing pretty much.
I went to Cyprus with a friend and her family when we were about 16. She was riding on the back of a scooter we’d hired when we got surrounded by local boys on their scooters down a dark country lane. They tried to get us to pull over.
In the case of The Loved One, I was hired to collaborate on an updated version of the book.
When I was hired to write and direct a movie, my Christian duty suddenly became quite clear: My primary duty as a Christian in Hollywood is to do my job well.
Heinrich Heine once imagined the exiled Israelite as a dog who regains his stolen manhood only when he embraces the Sabbath bride. I see western swing performing a similar function in hardscrabble Texas, turning dirt-poor hired hands into Dapper Dans with magic feet at the Saturday night hoe-down.
In 2013, the 76ers hired Sam Hinkie as general manager and president of basketball operations.
John Cena’s match with me, the one that kind of got him hired with WWE, I remember they were there to look at John, obviously. He looked great – he was like the blue-chipper – and John was a good friend of mine, so I had no problem whatsoever helping him kind of highlight and do his thing.
Obviously, many people may remember me as the first winner of ‘The Apprentice,’ but prior to that, I was an entrepreneur. I started my first business when I was in college, and then getting my lucky break was when Donald Trump hired me on.
If you’re a ‘character actor,’ you get hired to play baddies a lot.
Before I was hired by Obama‘s team as the CTO for his 2012 re-election campaign, I had certainly never been involved with anything of that nature before. Yet, I somehow knew I could do the job. I attribute that confidence to my experience as a hacker and the subsequent willingness to take risks.
The biggest job we have is to teach a newly hired employee how to fail intelligently. We have to train him to experiment over and over and to keep on trying and failing until he learns what will work.
I was an executive running a pretty substantial group before becoming CEO, and I had no idea what it was like. When something goes wrong, people say, ‘It’s all your fault.’ Your reaction is, ‘It’s not my fault.’ But what do you mean? I was the founder, I hired everybody in the company, I was managing it.
Everywhere that Americans spread off the Eastern seaboard, heading west across this country, they put up the schoolhouse first, hired a schoolteacher, and put all the kids in school.
We hired a CSR person at Twitter, years before we hired our first sales person, to make sure we had a culture and impact of doing good.
I get hired because I improvise well.
Marc Evan Jackson
I personally knew and worked with Sammy Davis, Jr. Sammy hired me to open for him at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas when I was a 19-year-old standup comedian, and that’s where my fascination with his incredible story began.
All tours are filled with humiliation. My publisher once hired a private jet to fly me to a venue where 1,000 people were waiting. It almost bankrupted him.
You’re constantly getting rejected in acting. You get rejected more than you get hired!
Truth: I loathe the idea of being hired because of my gender, and I shudder at the thought that one day I show up on set, and half of the crew thinks, ‘Here comes the quota hire.’
I was one of the key people responsible for building Facebook‘s News Feed. When we launched it in 2006, users hated it. There were ‘I Hate Facebook’ groups; random people organized protests. We even hired a security team.
This is a tough business, and you’re asked to do a job. And part of doing that job is to rate and to do well and to perform, and at certain points, when people are unable to do the job they’re hired to do, what happens is people are let go. Their contract is not renewed.
I saw Berry in concert a couple of times in the late ’70s – and like almost every North American male of a certain age, I went because a friend was hired by Berry that very day to be part of the legend‘s backup band.
I’ve been on predominantly ‘whiteshows before, and I had also been on predominantly ‘black’ shows. I would complain that when I was on a white show, they would only hire me because there was a black character or they needed a black voice. But then I would be mad if they went and hired a white dude in my position.
I got a chance to host the ‘Late Late Show’ for two nights before they hired Craig Ferguson. I enjoyed it, but nothing can replace the thrill of calling an NFC championship game or a Super Bowl or a World Series.
Firstly, we have personnel records of persons we hired, persons we fired, reasons we fired them and so forth. These records have nothing to do with the assassination of the president and, therefore, ought to remain in the files.
In July 2011, U.S. Soccer announced that they’d fired Bob Bradley and hired Jurgen Klinsmann as head coach. Jurgen had once been a world-class German striker; now he was regarded as a successful, if controversial, coach.
I can’t get hired in a studio movie. Everything is so uphill.
First and foremost, I enjoy working. I’m not at that level where I can pick and choose anything. When I get hired, I take it, and I’m like, ‘Let’s go!’
The writer in movies is about as low as you can get and you really are a hired hand. You are paid a lot of money to be treated like dirt.
It’s beyond my control who’s going to cast me or how you’re going to pigeonholed, so for me, it’s just I want to keep doing different things because I want to get better, so hopefully I’ll be hired to do them.
I wrote the script of Patton. I had this very bizarre opening where he stands up in front of an American flag and gives this speech. Ultimately, I was fired. When the script was done, they hired another writer and that script was forgotten.
Everyone has to understand what the role is – what the role of the player is, the role of the coach is. You’re hired to do something. You’re paid to do something.
In the newspaper business, I was in the last generation before the arrival of the personnel manager. You were hired by editors – and editors who would take a chance on what they perceived to be talent and not hire a resume.
Yes, I was hired by Universal because they needed a comedy director. They had seen Scandal and liked it. I saw an opportunity even in those comedies to begin my project of American films.
In any given month, a large number of workers are being hired or are leaving their current jobs, illustrating the dynamism of the U.S. labor market.
Electronic Accounting Systems processed my little payrolls like one big payroll. I did the selling, and the people I hired did most of the operations.
So it was sort of an odd time because I had been hired, but my paperwork hadn’t gone through. So I worked as an intern during the government shutdown, as an intern, but I already had a job.
I don’t want to be 45 competing with 20-year-olds, running to go get Botox. I want to be an expressive actor hired for the age that I am, portraying women who are my age: 40. I’m just hoping I can find some of those roles to play. Otherwise, I have to find something else.
I’m an actor. I’m hired to play whatever it is they want me to play – if I’m lucky enough to be cast for the part – which seems to take a lot of luck these days.
When I was a senior in high school, I worked at a theater where they hired New York actors. And they told me about ‘Backstage,’ and so I got my school in Pennsylvania to subscribe. And there was an audition for a tour of ‘The Sound of Music,’ and I got the job. Deferred my admission to college just to go on tour.
I was hired because I am Zsa Zsa Gabor, but when I go to work, directors try to force their methods on me. John Huston’s intense, precise directions tortured me.
The Gruden-McVay relationship goes all the way back to 1970. John McVay and my dad are best of friends. My dad continued to work with McVay as a 49er. When John McVay became the general manager, he hired my dad to be one of his scouts.
As an actor, you get hired to repeat yourself. It wears you out.
I’ve never come into anything successful before. I’ve always been hired by horrible radio stations with horrendous reputations and nothing to lose.
When I came out to L. A., I got a part in an episode of ‘Star Trek: Voyager,’ and I hired an acting coach.
While the documentary community is way ahead of Hollywood, it is still nowhere near where it needs to be. Filmmakers of color rarely get hired by the powerful production companies, and they are not getting supported enough by broadcasters and funders to tell their own stories.
Usually in TV… A TV director could be anything from a main grip to just a glorified cameraman, and sometimes a director can be the person who is hired last. It’s very much a producer‘s medium.
I don’t take a stance to score political points. That’s not what I’m about. That’s not why the people hired me. If I do take a stand on something, it’s because I’ve thoroughly researched it.
Employee loyalty begins with employer loyalty. Your employees should know that if they do the job they were hired to do with a reasonable amount of competence and efficiency, you will support them.
I was hired to make United better, and that’s what we’ll do.
I was hired as a computer programmer for a national laboratory at age 15.
New York City has finally hired women to pick up the garbage, which makes sense to me, since, as I’ve discovered, a good bit of being a woman consists of picking up garbage.
For minority actors, developing our own projects has to be the eventual path. We have a lot of stories to tell and a really unique voice. But none of that is going to be heard as long as we’re just the hired hands, acting.
I did not have any Bollywood connection and it was difficult to find a footing in the industry. But I was pleasantly surprised when Red Chillies hired a newcomer like me.
The director respects what they’ve hired you for and chosen you for: to do the part and respect what you’re doing.
I decided to work really hard in 1987. I hired Matt Doyle, a former pro player, and he helped me with my physical training. Lendl was the first to focus on that. He used to be weak, physically and mentally.
Stop looking for the ‘rightcareer, and start looking for a job. Any job. Forget about what you like. Focus on what’s available. Get yourself hired. Show up early. Stay late. Volunteer for the scut work. Become indispensable. You can always quit later, and be no worse off than you are today.
I tend to get hired because the filmmakers like what I do, so there’s usually not that much conflict about the direction.
In the late 90s I was hired to participate in a 2 year initiative discussing intimacy and depression which was funded by an educational grant by Glaxo Wellcome.
I hired a full-time chef, so I wasn’t taking that time to order pizzas or eat Wild Wings or stuff like that. I travel somewhere, I’m gone for a long period, I have a chef. I think that elevated my game.
D’Angelo Russell
I was crazy poor, but I was learning and putting myself out there and getting hired to do whatever gig I could and auditioning.
For about a year, I worked for ‘Daily Kos.’ They were great. I mean, they allowed me to write whatever I was thinking about and feeling. ‘The New York Daily News‘ saw it. They were making some pretty big changes. They hired a new editor in chief. I was his first hire.
Oracle, for example, has even hired people to dumpster dive for information about its competitor, Microsoft. It’s not even illegal, because trash isn’t covered by data secrecy laws.
Just being hired by a great director is complimentary.
It was only a few years ago that I couldn’t get hired to save my life.
As founder of Eventbrite, I’ve interviewed almost every single person we’ve hired.
I basically never believed that I was a commercial actor. Just because of the outcome of many auditions over time. No one hired me.
Even when I was in my 20s, very few of my friends even knew that I had alopecia. I kept it under wraps. I didn’t want to let anyone know, and I didn’t want it to affect my career or the possibility of me getting hired for a job.
Thinking things like, ‘I will never get hired for this job,’ or ‘Nobody ever listens to me,’ can alter your behavior in a way that makes those predictions come true.
You built a factory out there, good for you. But I want to be clear. You moved your goods to market on the roads that the rest of us paid for. You hired workers that the rest of us paid to educate. You were safe in your factory because of police forces and fire forces that the rest of us paid for.
The best part of my life is I’ve been hired to work for the people of the state of Maine, and I’m very humble and very proud.
I had the worst birthday party ever when I was a child because my parents hired a pony to give rides. And these ponies are never in good health. But this one dropped dead. It just wasn’t much fun after that. One kid would sit on him and the rest of us would drag him around.
My dad for a long time was an accounting professor at Rice University. And then he went out on his own, and he got hired by a client. He ended up being CEO of a hospital management company before he retired, called Lifemark.
Africa is doing little to protect its most valuable assets, the wildlife. Some of the game wardens are poaching on the preserves they’re hired to protect.
Orlando‘s a really cool guy. They hired him for ‘Lord of the Rings‘ out of drama school. He’s very new at this still and doesn’t have a lot of experience. So we were in this together and we’ve tried to help each other out. We felt very equal which was good.
If you’re hired to be a funny person, you have to trust your judgment but also be open because sometimes you think something’s funny, and the next day you read it and go, ‘Oh, my God.’
If all I hired were cake decorators, our cakes would just look like cakes that people decorate. We do astounding work at Charm City Cakes and to do that you need people who think in astounding ways. Artists just think in different ways.
I had been hired and fired so many times and been so very blessed and lucky.
I had this dream in my head of, if I got hired by ‘SNL, what that moment would be like. And I dreamed that I would, like, collapse on the sidewalk and cry to the heavens. I got this call, and it didn’t happen naturally. But I did it anyway because I wanted to have that moment. So I did collapse.
The men and women that are hired to take care of players‘ health, their salaries are paid by the team. Before games, you would see team docs and trainers, and they’re every bit as as excited to, say, beat the Raiders as you are; their emotions are tied up in it.
Originally a record producer more or less hired a bunch of professionals to participate in a recording session, the performers and the technicians, and a music director was put in charge. That directly related to a film producer’s job.
I hired a guy named David Sze to do consumer investing at Greylock. And he went on to invest in Facebook and LinkedIn. So I guess I did something right.
After a subsequent interview at Brooklyn Poly, I was hired, and life as a fully independent researcher began.
I get recognized by some people in my community, but not a lot. In fact, they would say, ‘What do you do?’ And I would say, ‘Well, I did ‘The Bernie Mac Show.” And they would say, ‘Oh, really? Well, do you know so-and-so?’ And I’d say, ‘Yeah, I hired them. I was the boss!’ They don’t believe it.
I didn’t have a job because nobody would hire me. My friends were getting hired, and I couldn’t even get a job interview. That really rocked my self-esteem because I didn’t understand what I did wrong on those job applications.
I hear from everybody, and they sayJoe, nowhere but in Washington do they think not working together makes sense.’ We’re not hired to fight.
We often say that the biggest job we have is to teach a newly hired employee to fail intelligently… to experiment over and over again and to keep on trying and failing until he learns what will work.
I actually then went on to direct an after-school special where one of the characters was deaf. They hired me without even knowing I had any connection to the community.
When you play professionally, you get accustomed to turnover. Players come and go – they get injured, they get transferred, they get cut from the team. Coaches are hired, and coaches are fired. It’s just part of the world you live in.
I’m one of nine sisters. My parents were dairy farmers in Wisconsin. My father didn’t believe in girls doing farm work. Girls did housework, and he hired young men to do farm work. I would have preferred to be outside.
After I graduated in Vancouver, I had been working on a book about war-affected children and land mines with the foreign minister – he was working at a place on campus and hired me. I then got a job as a Human Rights and Refugees Officer in London, and I loved working there.
When I graduated, I was really lucky because I got hired immediately by CBS as a production assistant.
Congress is where Americans are supposed to have our big, messy political fights. That’s because the people who make the laws need to be hired and fired by the people. Don’t like the laws? Fire the lawmakers.
I didn’t go to university or get a degree, but I hired somebody as a mentor – and that I considered my university education.
I promised myself: Before your 18th birthday, you’re going to be at Jean Paul Gaultier. And it worked. I was hired.
I was hired by the ‘Tom Joyner Morning Show‘ to do commentary that makes people think. I want my audience to feel like they are learning and not being pandered to.
When I got married, I hired a great choir – the St. James Choir, an all-black gospel choir – to sing at my wedding.
I don’t treat the band like I’m above them or that they’re a hired hand for me. We’ve never worked that way. So I’m a team player. I would be very uncomfortable having to do this alone.
When I was 17, my dad was teaching in the States. He hired an A-Team-style van, and we drove all over. My resounding memory of it was that we saw all these wonderful places but that my sister and I were being horrible, sulky teenagers.
It was an event whenever ‘CHiPs’ would come on in my house. There wasn’t a lot of Latin people being hired to star in TV shows or movies back in the day. Not only was it a fun show, there was a Latino starring in it – so we thought it was extra cool.
The Republican National Committee hired me, and they hired me because they wanted someone who could look members straight in the eye and tell them the truth.
People sometimes ask me what I did when I was hired at HAL. The answer is that I was a programmer. And an engineer. And a designer. And I marketed our games. I also ordered food. And I helped clean up. And, it was all great fun.
The way I see it, the expensive people who get hired when you have money are the fancy people who tell you what you can’t do.
Back in August 2002, I was hired as a reporter for a website covering New Jersey politics, then still a pretty novel concept. I was 22 years old, not from the state, and thoroughly inexperienced.
I took a lot of pride, honestly, in hiring these young guys, that not only to become future head coaches, but I wanted young guys that could help me – guys that can coach, guys that could study, guys that loved it, that would do it for nothing. That’s how I got into coaching with the 49ers when John McVay hired me.
Proof‘ is a really cool pilot that I was lucky enough to read by Rob Braggin for TNT that’s about a surgeon who’s an agnostic, tough, grounded, scientific mind and she‘s hired by a Steve Jobs-type who’s just been diagnosed with cancer to focus on near death experiences and what happens when you die.
I think some superstars feel they get trapped in their established screen persona over and over again. That’s what they get hired to do.
Uber has a lot of money, and they’ve hired a lot of good people, and they have the capacity to professionalize.
I think either Robert Blake wither pulled the trigger or hired someone to do it, but it will be a tough case to prove. I think there’s a very good chance he may take the stand, and that’s what I’m waiting for.
I remember, I was at the house with my oldest son and I got that call from Johnny Ace. You know that call. Johnny was the guy that hired me, fired me and hired me back, which was kind of cool. But I was just fired, everything stopped, my whole world stopped.
I will continue to push for solutions to eliminate reliance on hired guns to provide security in war zones.
When I hired the first group of cruiserweights – which consisted of Dean Malenko, Chris Jericho, and Eddie Guerrero – I sat them down in my office, and I was very clear to them. I said to them, almost verbatim, ‘You need to be my human car crashes at 9 P.M.’
Now, I’ve never hosted a reality TV show, but I know the true mark of a successful businessman is not the number of times you say, ‘You’re fired.’ It’s the number times you say, ‘You’re hired.’
When I’m hired just to be an actress, I don’t have to worry about anything else but showing up on set, making sure I know my lines and making sure I know what I’m bringing to the character. When I’m a creator and executive producer, I have to worry about the whole thing.
It is probable that for a long time to come the mass of mankind in civilized countries will find it both necessary and advantageous to labor for wages, and to accept the condition of hired laborers.
I also did an Ozzy piece for him, and so I got hired. Everything happened really fast. I can’t give people advice, because everything in my life changed completely in less than a year and it’s still not something I am used to.
The more shows that are produced, the more writers are hired, producers are hired, actors are hired, directors are hired, it means the more people will get employed. It’s better for the economy. It’s a fantastic thing.
I might defend the reviewing trade, but a handful of haughty hired hands no longer having the last word on books is not a bad thing.
When I was first in the fashion industry, I would get hired for a day and be thankful that they wanted me back the following day. There was no long-term security.
I have felt terribly from the beginning when I saw the problems and recognized that they would be ongoing. We were hired to put back the contours of the greens as closely as possible to George Thomas‘s designs and were real proud of what we did. It’s a sad situation now.
A lot of the people who are hacking on behalf of governments are doing so on a contract basis. And they also do other things. They will hack on behalf of spammers, and will just be hired for a specific job.
To become a Secret Service agent, applicants must pass a polygraph exam. But after being hired, agents are never required to undergo regular lie detector testing again.
So the good news is, if you’re unemployed and you go to apply for a job and you’re not hired for that job, see a lawyer – you may be able to file for a claim because you were discriminated against because you were unemployed.
As people know in coaching, you can get fired and hired just like that.
I’ve never really hired anybody that people thought I should hire.
I’m not going to normally get hired to play those emotional things, and I’m capable of it. I was raised by a single mother in Iowa – I’m just trapped in a big, dumb body.
I was first hired at Staples in 1992, by company founder Tom Stemberg and eventual CEO Ron Sargent, to be the first director of marketing and merchandising for the catalog business.
I hired people who would help me, you know, like a director of photography who wouldn’t blind me with jargon about ratios and pull-downs.
My agent says that I’m a ‘repeat business guy.’ If you hire me to come do a movie, I’ll be on time, know all my material, be ready to go, have a good attitude. I’m here to work, so I get hired over and over again by the same producers. If you just be a team player on set you can work so much more often.
The officials have a tough job to do. But that’s what they’re hired to do and that’s what they spend all their time doing.
I hired a personal trainer to help me lose 25 pounds and get from obese to fat. My next step will be to get from fat to chubby.
I said it when I got hired. I said, for five years, I had a 1,000 people telling me I was going to be a head coach in the NBA. And when I got the job, those same 1,000 people were shocked.
When I was a teenager, I thought maybe I’ll be a filmmaker, making film documentaries. My dream when I was a girl was I would be hired by ‘National Geographic‘ or work with David Attenborough, but it didn’t happen. I became a model.
I hated to see tabloids with my pictures where I looked so plump. I visited so many doctors, clinics, hit the gym, hired an expensive trainer but nothing worked. I went into an acute depression. Its then that somebody advised me to take up Yoga.
Gail didn’t want me commenting on the opinion pages. I was hired by the news department and, despite the rabid assertions of the Times’ enemies and detractors, the two really have nothing to do with each other.
I got to train with some of the best and have critics like Oscar de la Renta and Calvin Klein. As a student under Calvin Klein, my project was to make a coat, and then years later, I was hired at Calvin, by Calvin, to design coats for him. It came full circle!
Miles Davis had me play and he hired me the following week and after that, everything broke wide open.
We hired extremely slowly at the beginning. It took us a year to get to four people. It’s hard to hire as a very small company, and we wanted to make sure we found people who cared a lot about what Stripe was doing.
I was hired as a sous-chef at a restaurant on the Upper East Side. The chef liked to drink – some mornings we would find him sleeping. Two weeks after its opening, I became the chef. I was 20 years old, and way over my head. I had to hire the cooks and do the menus.
I studied physics as an undergraduate, and after I graduated from Rice University, I was actually hired at the Johnson Space Center as a flight controller.
I learnt a salutary lesson when I was being hired for the ‘Six O’Clock News’ and others were being fired, people who I thought were great, like Jill Dando. Letting her go was a big mistake, in my view. But that is probably going to be me one day – I’ll read about it in the press and that will be that.
I always wanted to help people. I graduated from college and applied to a couple of police departments, Omaha and Denver, because I liked Denver a lot. It turns out they liked me and accepted me right away. I got hired both places, but I wanted to try fighting.
Sometimes work is a bit slow, and I always wanted to be a princess at Disneyland. There were 1,500 of us who auditioned, and 11 of us were hired. I went through all of the training, but never ended up actually getting to play Belle because ‘Revenge‘ started. It was the time of my life, though!
Rather than spend so much time wondering if I’m going to get hired, or is it a problem that I’ve got this black-tar history, I’ve just got to keep doing what I’m doing and try to be decent.
I had developed the initial opening menu on my own in my home kitchen before we had even hired any sort of kitchen staff. And I’m pretty methodical, so I had a recipe booklet written out, everything done in metric units, something that anybody could look at and replicate.
I started my career wanting to make a ‘James Bond‘ movie, and I couldn’t get hired! I made ‘The Bourne Identity,’ and ultimately the impact of that film was that it changed the ‘James Bondfranchise.
It was very spur of the moment. When I heard WWE was having tryouts… I would not let the opportunity pass me by. I hired someone to make my video, and I sent in the video, thinking nothing would come of it.
If I were FX, I wouldn’t have hired me.
Rush Limbaugh is a lame professional swine, and he makes a good living at it. He is like a hired geek in some traveling backwoods carnival – the freaks who bite the heads off chickens – but Limbaugh is a modernized geek who thinks he can bite the heads off of people.
If a firm hasn’t hired a single female partner in its history, I don’t think it will finally happen by accident.
When hired three years ago, I willingly accepted the challenge of leading the Bulls back to the type of team this city richly deserves. I’m proud of the fact that each year the team has taken another step toward an NBA championship, and played with intense pride and determination.
The last reason I want to be hired is because of my gender. I want to be hired because you trust me, because of my potential, because you believe that I know basketball, and we go and we build from there.
In an age of social media and content being key, it’s important to change the mold where you have $100,000 to $150,000 for one video. I hired some guys that are young, just out of college, and we used some new, far-less-expensive cameras and technology to make videos.
I’ve always found a way to make my way, and now I’ve had the fortune of being hired by a great companyChrysler Corporation – one of the original Big Three.
Any good production team is going to allow an actor to breathe life into the characters – that’s why they hired that woman, that man, whatever the case.
I am Evanescence. I am the only original member. I have basically hired the band. Evanescence has become me. It is mine and it’s exactly how I want it to be.
The focus has to be about making good work. I don’t ever want to be hired for a job because I’m a woman. And I don’t ever want to be recognized for a job because I’m a woman.
When I was young, I was a sucker for smooth men. Bryan Ferry hired me, at 19, to be painted blue and dress up as a mermaid for the cover of his albumSiren.’ It was love at first sight.
When you interview at Google, they don’t tell you what the job is. You get hired for a pool and the reason they do it that way is they don’t want outsiders learning their secrets in the interview process.
I was trying to help Gazprom Media explain why they took over NTV, a television network. If that somehow down the line helped the Kremlin, that wasn’t what I was hired for.
Diana Ross saw me on Merv Griffin and hired me to be her opening act.
You have to accept people for who they are. You can guide. You can give people chances. But you cannot hold on to people in fear that you are bad because you can’t keep everyone you’ve hired.
And I actually had to beg for my last tryout at NXT. Yeah, I actually had to send multiple emails to say, ‘I want another tryout and there’s no reason you will not hire me after this tryout.’ And that was the tryout that they hired me from.
Usually, I get hired because I’m tall.
Be serious. You’ve got to do the job you were hired to do well, but there’s always more you can do. When I was an assistant, I would say to myself, ‘You may not be an executive, but act like one.’ I would volunteer for any creative assignment – read scripts, do ‘coverage,’ write notes.
I think that when I’m an actor, I get hired, and you say jump three inches, I’ll jump three inches. I just kind of trust what the writer’s vision is.
Victor Young had been hired to write the score for the dances of The Ten Commandments but he became very ill. You were then hired to write the score. But at the same time you’d written The Man with the Golden Arm score.
My daughter, I’m proud to say, is senior vice president of ABC Family network. She could hire and fire me. She has hired me, but she has not fired me.
I’ve hired people I’ve met at parties and other events, and I’ve hired a lot of people right out of college. It’s really based on personality as opposed to experience.
Most Fortune 500 companies began as small start-ups whose entrepreneurial founders slowly developed the infrastructure, hired the staff, sourced manufacturers or built their own factory, and created distribution, sales, and marketing plans.
I’m not somebody who’s emotionally attached to an outcome of a character that I’m hired to play. The fans are.
One has the responsibility to oneself, to the writer, director and the people who put up the money, to put out the best of what one has experienced and understood about the human condition as it relates to the role one has been hired to portray.
I look for people who have drive, who have ambition, who are humble. I’ve hired many people at very strange places.
Money begets money. If you don’t have that, you wait around to be hired by somebody at the mercy of others. If you have that money in your hand, you desperately try to make the best use of it and move ahead. And that’s generating income for yourself.
If you can write and create original characters, do your own show, develop your own material, it gives you more power than just waiting around to be hired.