Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Really Goode? Seriously?

I don’t know how many of you have been following the Murphy-Goode Winery’s ‘A Really Goode Job’ search. I have, in passing, because a friend of mine was in the running. He made the initial cut down to 50, but failed to make the final 10.

The thing that surprised me the most about the final 10, after I got over my initial disappointment that my friend hadn’t been included, was that their wasn’t a single Bay Area resident on the list. After all, the Bay Area is the center of the tech industry and the center of the U.S. wine industry. I don’t believe for a second there isn’t at least one local person (even if not my friend) worthy of being in the top 10. The only explanation I can think of must be some sort of bias in favor of out-of-town applicants.

Shame on you Murphy-Goode.

I can maybe understand some preference for a non-local to actually get the job, in order to keep the rest of the world interested in this person once they have it, but to not have a single Northern Californian in the top 10 seems unconscionable, and quite frankly a slap in the face (especially with 3 Southern Californians on the list). Just because your contest got the world’s attention, Murphy Goode, doesn’t mean you had to look outside your own backyard for the winner.

1 comment:

  1. WOW! I can't believe not ONE northern california resident is in the top 10! That is totally lame.


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