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- Wavy Gravy and Jahanera Romney and the Hog Farm and Camp Winnarainbow, Grateful Dead, Bobby Weir and Ratdog, Phil Lesh and Friends, The Merry Pranksters, The Jefferson Starship, Hot Tuna, The Hells Angels, Rolling Stone Magazine, Up Against The Wall/Motherfuckers, Salon, Wired, The WELL, SEVA Foundation, The Rolling Stones, The Beatles (Paul McCartney), Pink Floyd, Elton John, Eric Clapton, Carlos Santana, The Who, The Band, Bob Dylan, Dr. Timothy Leary, Ram Dass, Dr. Ralph Metzner, Dr. Larry Brilliant
- Full Name
- Eric Abrahamson
- About Me
ERIC ABRAHAMSON'S IT AND (SOFTWARE) SALES RESUME
Eric Abrahamson, Yale University, Pierson '71
P.O. Box 1112
Berkeley, CA 94701
I am writing in response to the position in your internet ad. I feel I would be an asset to your organization. After Yale University Class of '71 (www.yale.edu), I completed three years of the Information and Computer Science Major at University of California at Irvine and California State University, Northridge and I am attending California State University, East Bay in Hayward as a senior Computer Science Major to finish my final year of the B.S.C.S. with a $12,000/year financial aid Stafford loan and a Pell grant which I'm asking to be increased to $19,000/year. I was a junior Computer Science Major at CSUN, withdrew to have some operations, and my family cut off my $60,000/year trust fund (at UCI I got $100,000/year, not including credit cards) except for Blue Cross PPO, meds, and medical bills. I also applied to Cal, the University of California at Berkeley (www.berkeley.edu) to be a senior in the College of Engineering, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science for Fall 2007; I heard April 30 that I wasn't accepted because I should have applied to the College of Letters and Science. I tell them that if I do well enough and the financial aid (I'll get off my SSI) holds out I may become the oldest grad/professional student seeking perhaps a joint degree with two of the following: M.D./J.D./M.B.A./Ph.D. in Computer Science or Music from Cal and/or Ph.D. in Medical and Biological Informatics from UCSF. I went from UCI to Cal State because of low grades even though I got straight A’s in Lowell High School, have an I.Q. of 159, and got B’s (High Passes) at Yale because I have a learning disability, a bad memory, possibly Alzheimer’s, I think from the chronic prostatitis I caught at age twenty-six. I have five years of programming experience and two years of sales experience. I am applying to Silicon Valley companies like Apple, IBM, Microsoft, Intel, HP, Google, and Sun for such positions as software engineer, database administrator, and programmer/analyst. I want a six-figure job. December 11, 2007 Resume Update: My computer science CS 3120, Programming Languages Concepts, Professor Hilary Holz says I did very well on the midterms [my expression is “aced”], that I make a positive contribution to the class, that I was always on time for class, that she wants me to go for a Masters, and that she thinks I’ll succeed.
I met Wavy Gravy and the Hog Farm (www.wavygravy.net) when they were security at the Woodstock Music Festival and lived with them on their commune in Llano, New Mexico. I hung out with them in Berkeley, and I attended Adult Camp at their Camp Winnarainbow (www.campwinnarainbow.org, www.skypilotclub.com) in Laytonville three times. I worked security with them and the Hells Angels at pop festivals, and they also are backstage for the Grateful Dead, Phil Lesh and Friends, and Bobby Weir and Ratdog (www.dead.net). I was a lifelong friend of Hog Farmer Little Richie Shirley, who I met at Woodstock, who worked in the Dead’s backstage crew and whose wife Andrea worked in the Grateful Dead office and is head cook at Camp Winnarainbow. Wavy Gravy, his wife, Jahanera Romney, Ram Dass, Bobby Weir, and Dr. Larry Brilliant also have an opthamological blindness project in Nepal and India called the SEVA Foundation financed by benefits by artists like Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young, Bonnie Raitt, Jackson Browne, Loggins and Messina, Buffy Ste.-Marie, Joan Baez, Peter, Paul, and Mary, Odetta, The Band (that backed up Bob Dylan), John Lee Hooker, Kris Kristofferson, and Sweet Honey in the Rock. I am volunteering for the IT Director. I am taking the Eudora emails, putting them into Excel or Notepad, and putting those into The Raiser's Edge nonprofit fundraisers' management database software. I also play lead guitar and sing a Jerry Garcia Tribute in a Grateful Dead (and other bands we like) cover band with originals: The Eric Abrahamson Band. I am CEO, President, Chairman of the Board, CIO, Boss, Owner, Founder, and God, of EricAbrahamsonsBoutique.com, an ecommerce international business offering licensed Grateful Dead Merchandise, downloads, and electronics. For the last fifteen years I have been married to Laurie Senit, a Hollywood actress and comedian with a B.A. in Psychology from UCLA (she got straight 'A's' in M.F.T. grad school at Pepperdine University, was a Penthouse Pet, and was invited to the Playboy Mansion).
I would like to impress you with my family's prominence. My mother, Lucille Abrahamson, was elected to the San Francisco School Board for six years and served two years as President, worked in the San Francisco Mayor's Office of Childcare under Mayor Dianne Feinstein, and was appointed to the San Francisco Human Rights Commission by Mayor Frank Jordan, the former police chief. My sister, a Bel-Air lawyer, worked in the White House as Assistant Chief-of-Staff to Vice-President Bush and is Chairman of the Barbara Bush Literacy Campaign. She also worked on AIDS research as a board member of the Jonas Salk Foundation at UCSD in La Jolla, is a board member of the National Geographic Magazine, and runs a thinktank, the Jefferson Institute. My brother-in-law, Jonathan Aronson, is a USC Professor of International Relations, formerly department director, and Executive Director of the USC Annenberg Center for Communications. My father, James Abrahamson, who still lives at 29 West Clay Park in San Francisco, is a retired restaranteur and institutional furniture salesman and has a B.A. from Stanford University in Economics. My brother-in-law got his Ph.D. from Stanford University and his B.A. from Harvard University. My sister got her J.D. from Boalt Hall at Cal, her Ed.D. from the Graduate School of Education at Harvard University, and her M.A. in Art Education from the Stanford University School of Education. I was also accepted to Stanford University as a freshman, and UCSC, but chose to attend Yale University instead.
I would like to share my enthusiasm for this position with you. You will never find a better or more dedicated worker. I am a dynamic people person and am well-liked by my co-workers. I would be pleased to become part of the team. I work hard, love computers, am a strong programmer, and have excellent verbal and written communication skills. I have an IQ of 159, am the world's greatest IT executive, and am truly the best and the brightest.
I will be pleased to discuss my background in further detail upon meeting with you in person. I look forward to hearing from you in the near future. Thank you in advance for your time and consideration.
6/2007 - present PACIFIC PETITIONS, San Francisco, CA and LONG HAUL INFOSHOP, Berkeley, CA
I petiton at Farmer's Markets, Flea Markets, stand outside supermarkets, etc. They tell me petitioners can make $400-$600/day, $5000/week, $24,000 in three weeks, or $60,000 in two months; doing well by doing good.
2/2007 - present PEACE ACTION WEST, Berkeley, CA
End All War For Our Grandchildren--$20/year
FORESTS FOREVER, San Francisco, CA
Global Warming and Save The Sequoias
TELECOMM, INC., San Francisco, CA
Phone Sales of the S.F. Chronicle--$19.99 for 52 weeks
11/2005 - 3/2006 INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY, Los Angeles, CA
Inside Sales Representative
I loved this job. I sold subscriptions on the phone to this competitor to the Wall Street Journal. Top salespeople made $2000 per week. I won the 'stops' sales contest where, if you make seven sales by Thursday at three, you get to call the stopped subscriptions, and you make more money.
8/2005 - 9/2005 e-QUIZitive, LLC, Los Angeles, CA
Medical Software Sales Executive
I sold MedQ web-based JCAHO (Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations) compliance software to hospitals, clinics, doctors' offices, nursing homes, staffing agencies, and independent nurses. The job ad stated the salary as $150,000-$200,000 a year. During this time I did much internet research about, learned much about, and became very interested in pursuing a career in software sales. I quit when at least ten business advisors from the Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE) of the Small Business Administration advised me by email to run from a company that couldn't tell me how many installed users they had who I could use as references when selling to my clients, and that had a commission 'hold back' clause in the contract, among other things.
6/2002 - 7/2003 CHABAD JEWISH CHARITIES, Westwood, CA
I did telemarketing/fundraising for this organization which presents the Chabad Telethon on TV every fall. My ex-wife Laurie got me involved, and she was working there recently. The building is located across the street from UCLA. We raised $36,000 in three months, breaking all sales records.
2/2002 - present SELF, Los Angeles, CA
I do tutoring at people's homes in basic internet, wordprocessing, spreadsheet, and database skills, as well as a little programming.
10/1999 - present ASSOCIATION FOR COMPUTING MACHINERY - L.A. CHAPTER, Los Angeles, CA
I do this Los Angeles Records Controller Committee Chair volunteer job for this prominent computer society (www.acm.org, www.ieee.org) whose national branch accredits the computer science department curriculum in every university.
12/1996 - 1/2002 aNET COMMUNICATIONS, Los Angeles, CA
Web Developer and Programmer
I did web development in Visual InterDev, Drumbeat, and Cold Fusion and programming in Java, Visual C++, and Visual Basic. aNetCommunications is an internet service provider that does web hosting, web site design, and e-commerce solutions.
6/1996 - 12/1998 DR. BOB MATIRKO, Santa Monica, CA
Computer Consultant and Guru
I set up his computers, taught computer skills, and did medical transcriptions of psychological evaluations.
9/1995 - 6/1996 NEW MEXICO HIGHLANDS UNIVERSITY, Las Vegas, NM
Tutor/Computer Lab Assistant
I helped students with their programs and was responsible for maintenance ofthe NMHU Computing Lab. The lab at that time had ten Gateway P-100's and P-75's, about twenty 486 DX2 66's, and twelve printers, including two laser printers.
9/1993 - 6/1994 CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, BAKERSFIELD, Bakersfield, CA
Instructional Computing Lab Consultant
I assisted students with the four instructional computing labs with VAX's, terminals, PC's, and Macs, maintained the labs, locked up, etc.
CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, NORTHRIDGE - Computer Science Major
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA AT IRVINE - Information and Computer Science Major
YALE UNIVERSITY - Philosophy and Religious Studies Major
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