Odd Summer Job: Jamie McDonald, CEO of Give Corps

Odd Summer Job: Jamie McDonald, CEO of Give Corps


>>I WORKED FOR A SUMMER IN A– I DON’T THINK IT EXISTS ANYMORE, BUT IN A STORE CALLED THE– “THE HAPPY HIPPO– [laughing] TOY STORE,” AND ONCE A WEEK, ON THE WEEKENDS, THEY WANTED SOMEBODY TO BE IN A HIPPO COSTUME– [laughing] TO DRAW PEOPLE IN TO THE STORE, AND, YOU KNOW, THAT WAS THE ONE JOB NOBODY WANTED, RIGHT, ‘CAUSE NOT ONLY, YOU KNOW, ARE YOU DRESSED AS A HIPPO, BUT YOU’RE DRESSED AS A HIPPO IN THE HEAT OF THE SUMMER, AND, YOU KNOW, IF YOU DREW THE SHORT STRAW, YOU WERE THE ONE THAT HAD TO GO OUT AND DRESS IN THE HAPPY HIPPO COSTUME. AS AN ADULT, YOU KNOW, WHEN I THINK BACK ABOUT WHO MY MOST SUCCESSFUL – I’VE HIRED A LOT OF PEOPLE OVER THE YEARS – WHO MY MOST SUCCESSFUL EMPLOYEES HAVE BEEN, I WOULD SAY THAT THEY’VE ALWAYS BEEN PEOPLE WHO WERE WILLING TO DO ANYTHING.

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