Today, Yahoo! News decided to post a wonderful link for me to see about a woman who causes a disruption on a Metro North train. If you watch the video (which is also on YouTube) you can quickly learn about this woman’s personality.
She feels the need to repeat over and over that she’s well-educated, emphasizing what schools she’s attended. She goes on to ask the train conductor (who has managed to keep her cool throughout the whole incident!) if she thinks she’s “a little hoodlum.” This woman then says she was engaged in a “private conversation.” This just in: your conversation’s not very private if you’re speaking loudly on a cellphone. If you’re that well-educated and it’s that private, text.
Now, I usually don’t post about things like this… but it’s a little too out of hand for me. I decided I would find out who this woman was who took it upon herself to cause such a commotion on a train. Her name’s Hermon Raju, but her full name is Hermon Kaur Raju!
Then I found her LinkedIn page! Let’s observe what’s listed there, shall we?
In her summary, she’s listed “excellent [...] communication skills.” Oh, yes, this video truly shows you’re completely capable of running your mouth.
She’s was a Graduate Intern at BNP-Paribas, a Senior Account Coordinator at Estee-Lauder Companies Inc, a production intern with ABC News, and a congressional intern at the congressional office of Joe Crowley (D-NY). It’s interesting to note that in her congressional internship, she never listed writing research reports though she decided to put this into her LinkedIn profile and left out the fact that one of her main jobs was sorting mail.
I can’t help but wonder how she managed to attain any of these positions based off of her attitude. There was no good reason for her to make such an issue out of being asked to keep her voice down or asked to get off the train.
After a bit more searching, I found out many things, including that her birthday is February 11th, 1984. Wonder if she’s a typical Aquarian or Rat (Chinese Zodiac)? It’s interesting to just go through all the information out there and find out so much about her. Kind of wonder why she didn’t mention her attendance to the National Young Leaders Conference from 2001. She listed lots of other things, so I can’t help but be curious why she didn’t list that one.
I just found another piece about her. She apparently thinks lowly of SUNY students as well, seeing this old conversation she had. If you don’t want to scroll through the whole thing, here it is:
HermesR211 has entered the room.
MyDadIsAWeenie: hermon, what are you doing as an adult now
HermesR211: i am the senior accounts coordinator of the Northeast for Clinique, a brand of the estee lauder companies
MyDadIsAWeenie: why does everyone have insane badass jobs
MyDadIsAWeenie: god, i really wish we could get jocelyn in here
MyDadIsAWeenie: she has this sleezy unreal job
MyDadIsAWeenie: okay, and anthony/hermon, what are you planning on doing longer term
RumberoNYK: go to grad school, get my mba, and maybe start my own business
MyDadIsAWeenie: would you like to go into business with me? i’m starting a bookstore called the smitten mitten
HermesR211: either staying with lauder working my way up to something badass but for sure getting my mba and jd
MyDadIsAWeenie: so is everyone in this room going for something more than a bachelor’s degree
nystateofmind623: Unfortunately, yes
RumberoNYK: and i can go into the book business with you if you want, we will have to talk about that later
MyDadIsAWeenie: anthony slash hermon, do you feel that nyu prepared you for your adult shizzle
HermesR211: yes im better prepared than others 4 the world
MyDadIsAWeenie: just because you went to nyu? or just in college in general
HermesR211: of work and living in nyc on my own
HermesR211: i dont feel like i would be as savvy though if i went to say suny binghamton
Her twitter account is @hermesr211. It has been deleted, though, along with her facebook and myspace I believe.
Now, you may be wondering why I posted this. It’s a little atypical of me. Due to numerous run ins recently on the MTA with all sorts of people and having grown up knowing both the haves and have-nots, I decided that this woman should be better known. She was drawing herself so much attention, why not just help her draw some more? It was clearly what she wanted, what, with her “I’m educated!” chant.
Call me an ass, call me whatever you want. But the higher up the ladder you go, the harder you’ll fall. If you’re an employer or potential employer, you’re free to make your own decisions about her. But I know I wouldn’t want her as an employee, unless I’m trying to make a scene and look ridiculous.
PS: I apologize for any crappy grammar, spelling, and punctuation! I have also used this post to highlight some of the six lessons of Loki.