Thursday, August 23, 2007

Tonight I'm Pondering The Porn.

Not everyone you meet when you deal with the general public is a retard. Most are, but from time to time you will meet someone interesting, someone who can get your brain thinking and mulling over the mysteries of life. A couple days ago I talked to someone whose family's money came from the marketing of porn. I have been struck ever since by one fact:

Porn has to be marketed.

Keep in mind that the person's job was not the making of porn, which I'm sure is more work than most of us realize, but the marketing of the finished product. Here's how I imagine a typical day at work to be in this field:

Marketer: Hi, I have some porn here.

General Public: How much money can I give you?

Yet this person makes more in a year than the entire net worth I have managed to accumulate in 15 years of telling people their meds aren't covered. And there are conventions. Porn conventions. And....I mean.....even if you were a bad porn marketer, if that were possible, it's not like your product has an expiration date. You could keep honing your skills until you got it right. I could totally be talked into some of that 80's porn with the wild hair. I miss 80's hair.

Did I mention there are porn conventions? And that I spent today next to a bathroom with flooding problems?

Some nights there isn't enough scotch in the world.

7 comments:

greensunflowerRN said...

I think whoever this person is should get you tickets to such a thing:)

Mother Jones RN said...

The good news is that it’s never too late to change careers;-)

MJ

Anonymous said...

If you go...don't forget your goodie bag....I can only imagine what freebies there are for the taking....cdk

TheOtherSideOfTheWorld said...

You should read this blog (marginally safe for work). He's your equivalent in the adult entertainment world.

http://www.ishootporn.com

future pharmacist said...

Hah, I have been to the convention... at least the one in Las Vegas. And we learned you just have to randomly be drunk and meet some guy going to it the next day to get in for free. And don't forget to make a stop at the amateur booth...

Jennie said...

May I solicit your advice?

Would you rec going to the pharmacy profession? I have finished my undergrad and am applying to both medical school and pharmacy school for 2009 admissions.

From reading your posts it seems you really do not like retail pharm. If you could do it all over, would you choose pharmacy? Any advice for a newbie thinking of breaking into the drug industry?
Your thoughts would be much appreciated.

gratefully,
Jennie (www.xanga.com/jennie_nguyen)

DrugMonkey said...

Young Jennie,

In a nutshell, a career in retail pharmacy should be treated the same way as a blood transfusion from Keith Richards:

Allow yourself to die before you accept it.

It's too late for me. Save yourself.

Good luck to you.