I was working for the Atlanta Regional Commission’s (Metropolitan Planning Organization for Atlanta) commute options program called Commute Connections as a systems analyst assisting with the regional ride matching program. One of the senior outreach coordinators left the program to work for Georgia Tech’s parking and transit department. I think it was the day after he arrived that he started to recruit me. A couple of interviews later and I became their first IT systems specialist in the spring of 1999.
How was I tricked? During my first week on the job the person that recruited me left. The week after that the director left and within two weeks, everyone I knew was gone. Fortunately for me the university brought in a great interim team. Each person was completely new to parking but had been at Georgia Tech for several years. To this day, they are still part of my parking family.
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Texas A&M University