Jump back a bit in time to just after my last outing to Las Vegas in the Spring. It was a dire trip from a poker perspective. That in itself isn't anything really of note - fruitless trips in a small sample size are commonplace even for people who consider themselves (or just are) proficient at the game. It's just sometimes what happens, and I was fine with it. Just pack up your crap, come home, regroup, and start over again. Not the first or the last time I'll live by that mantra I'm sure.
Home I came. Resumed normal life and that was kind of that. Suddenly, through a weird twist of fate, a new job came up. I say a new job, it was more or less my old job, in the stone industry, for around the same money, but for a different outfit, and a LOT easier to get to and from each day due to the distance from home. I stumbled upon an ad one night, and gave them a quick call. The ad actually turned out to have been placed by the guy who was leaving the position to go abroad. We had a chat, and he quickly got back to me saying his boss was very keen to meet with me once he heard that I knew the game. I have good sales experience, industry knowledge, and most importantly I think, people skills and confidence. I went down to meet the guys at the new place, and it immediately seemed a pretty good fit and I was offered a job virtually on the spot. Readers of old will know I'm not shy about a bit of hard work, so we worked out terms and off I went. They were very good about honouring my prior Summer WSOP commitments as my holiday time, and so far the job largely seems to be going well. Who'd have thought boring old stone could be sexy?
I'm prepping my WSOP schedule to go up on site this weekend. It will be only over 3 weeks at the end of June to mid July, however it will include the $10K main event, and a decent selection of sides in the Rio or Planet Hollywood, Venetian, Encore, etc for around the same amount. Watch this space, and we'll see how we go.
Update: WSOP schedule is now live, and can be found HERE