See, cp? You're irresistible.

The kind of salesperson they wanted at your last job would have made me avoid that place forever. A sinking ship is a sinking ship --- demanding that you do the bailing wasn't going to help.
CIBC, you have my heartfelt good wishes. I believe you will look back on this as a rough time, but will get through it. Hang on. Just keep hanging on.
Should I go to a networking event in a few weeks? I'm busy now, with a little bit extra trickling in, but after I finish my current projects, I'm not sure what's next.

I hate networking. It's like going to a party for real task other than to sell myself. Blech. But everyone's always saying "Oh, you have to network, blah blah blah."

If I go, is it okay to have a drink first?