Pete's Open Road
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One thing that keeps me happy and has kept me here and kept me motivated is feeling like you're part of something and you're moving this thing forward.
- His parents were in the FBI and the CIA, respectively; they wanted him to follow suit, but he knew neither of those paths would make him happy.
- After college, he took a series of unfulfilling temp jobs where most of his time was spent alphabetizing or stacking papers.
- His finances were tight, so he had to choose between lunch or the train ride home; as a result, he often walked the 45 minutes home.
- During his walks, he'd daydream about getting a career in the one area that truly interested him: entertainment.
- After years of temping, he finally took a night shift at a news station; he didn't have an interest in the news, but it was a foot in the door.
- Eventually he found himself working at NBC, for shows like SNL and Late Show with David Letterman.
- Although he was working for the some of best shows in television, he was still performing trivial tasks, like copying video tapes.
- When a friend suggested that he apply for a job at Cartoon Network, he jumped at the chance to work in cartoons, a longtime dream.