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Sounds like someone has a case of the Mondays

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  • BucketmanBucketman Dyslexic Puppy Skraggle RockRegistered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Ugh fuck my job. I'm applying for some internships next week at our Career Development Office at school. Hopefully I get this ones thats basically a hospital bitch, but pays 13 an hour.

    NeoToma wrote: »
    Is it a frog? A little dinosaur? Also he has the good sense to stay on all four legs. Look at those other two, standing on their hind legs, putting on airs. Do you think you're people? Pfft. Bulbasaur is the working man's Pokemon. Bulbasaur is blue jeans and big dreams. Bulbasaur is Bruce Springsten. Bulbasaur is America.
  • OrikaeshigitaeOrikaeshigitae Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited January 2011
    power through it, sal, but do only as much as you need to keep up and spend the rest of your time snoring

  • zen-zen- Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    I'm in my last year of uni now, and I'm trying to find anything full-time to keep me going while I start up my own business.

    I'm hoping that working at blockbusters and having a degree will be enough to let me walk into a library job, because fuck working in a call center (seemingly the only other option in my city).

  • Lost SalientLost Salient Z is for Zillah who drank too much ginRegistered User regular
    edited January 2011
    power through it, sal, but do only as much as you need to keep up and spend the rest of your time snoring

    Maaan way to give me the responsible advice. Okay, I'm gonna do it, as long as when I wake up tomorrow I can breathe through my nose.

    If there's still no breathing and a lot of tissue-shoving activity I can't make any promises.

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  • YukiraYukira My watch is stopped on Jump Time.Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Ugh, there's fevers and head colds and allergies running rampant in my office right now.

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  • BeastehBeasteh THAT WOULD NOT KILL DRACULARegistered User regular
    edited January 2011
    i got fired an hour ago

    applied 2 places already, just super nervous about telling my dad who is in a super dire financial situation right now and needs all the money we can both make (extension taking months longer to complete than it was quoted)

  • WietWiet Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    That sucks, Beasteh. What sort of work did you have?

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  • BeastehBeasteh THAT WOULD NOT KILL DRACULARegistered User regular
    edited January 2011
    it, data entry for a small discounted heating company

    my contract states its 3 months (i started november 26th) and i am required to be given 1 weeks notice if they wish to terminate employment

    i was called up and asked to leave at midday today

    went straight to sign on as unemployed, ugh ugh ugh

  • lostwordslostwords Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Dang beasteh, that blows D: sorry duders

    You should make a scene

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  • NotASenatorNotASenator Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Someone tell me again not to apply for the Bethesda job.

  • JoeUserJoeUser Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Beasteh wrote: »
    it, data entry for a small discounted heating company

    my contract states its 3 months (i started november 26th) and i am required to be given 1 weeks notice if they wish to terminate employment

    i was called up and asked to leave at midday today

    went straight to sign on as unemployed, ugh ugh ugh

    How about a CSR for Orange?

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  • LanglyLangly Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
  • SporkAndrewSporkAndrew Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited January 2011
    Someone tell me again not to apply for the Bethesda job.

    Go for it.

    The one about the fucking space hairdresser and the cowboy. He's got a tinfoil pal and a pedal bin. His father's a robot and he's fucking fucked his sister. Lego. They're all made of fucking lego.
  • BeastehBeasteh THAT WOULD NOT KILL DRACULARegistered User regular
    edited January 2011
    JoeUser wrote: »
    Beasteh wrote: »
    it, data entry for a small discounted heating company

    my contract states its 3 months (i started november 26th) and i am required to be given 1 weeks notice if they wish to terminate employment

    i was called up and asked to leave at midday today

    went straight to sign on as unemployed, ugh ugh ugh

    How about a CSR for Orange?

    on it like a fat kid on cake thanks joe!

  • NotASenatorNotASenator Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Langly wrote: »
    why would you not apply?

    My current job is 10 miles away over open back roads. Bethesda is 28 miles away via rt 66 to the beltway. So I'm going from about 20 minutes to probably more than an hour commute each way.

    Secondly, where I'm at now is a known quantity. I like the people here, I have a lot of responsibility and am allowed to be somewhat autonomous. I've been put in charge of some projects recently.

    Also, I'm paid well, and that's a consideration. I would need to at least make the same amount. Of course I realize that without going in, I won't find out how much I would be paid, but still.

    I think the main thrust of the issue is that I am neck deep in a couple of essential projects here, and I'm the only person in the company who does certain things (benefits of a small business), so I have that security. I can't say what the environment would be like there. Could have a shitty boss or end up in a situation I'm not as happy with. And it's with the Zenimax corporate part of things, I wouldn't be working on game development or anything, just near it.

    So my hesitation comes from not wanting to take on uncertainty and a much longer commute (giving me even less time at home to work on my own projects), just so I can work for a company that also makes games.

  • LanglyLangly Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    those are good reasons.

    but also

    morrowind, dude

    I bet they have a copy of the elder scrolls just sitting around every office!

  • NotASenatorNotASenator Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Well, yesterday I got my Microsoft cert for SharePoint, which made me significantly more qualified on paper for the job too.

  • WeaverWeaver send help pirates have meRegistered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Nas stay where you are. The things you like about your current job aren't worth giving up just so you have Bethesda on your business cards

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  • StaleStale Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Borommakot wrote: »
    I hate to kind of harp on Federal Reserve jobs but Stale, but if you're really looking for something new I know the Atlanta branch is looking for Network Engineers, Information Security Analysts and what I'm assuming best fits you Senior Websphere MQ Admin.
    Qualifications for Websphere Admin
    Spoiler:
    I also know the Richmond branch is looking for an Information Analyst 3(4-7 years Comp Sci experience), Operation Center Specialist(4-7 years Comp Sci experience), and what I'm assuming fits your experience/salary the most Enterprise Engineering Manager.
    Spoiler:
    The other Fed branches are probably hiring too, but I chose Atlanta for the obvious reason and Richmond because we have the entire Fed Reserve IT system headquartered here. If you want more details fo to either the Atlanta or Richmond fed website and look at what they have open if you're willing to take what might be a lower paying job.

    This is a solid bit o advice, and one that you had mentioned before, I appreciate it.

    While I certainly am familiar with Websphere, I don't really have the hands-on with it to be comfortable applying for that particular one, Now the Enterprise Engineering Manager, I cold probably talk my way into. I'm short in a couple sections, mostly a year or two here and there.

    I'll take a look this weekend when I'm throwing resumes at the wall to see what sticks, thanks dude.

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  • LanglyLangly Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    nas take a miserable job and get me into bethesda offices so I can play all the new vidja games.

  • cadmunkycadmunky One hand on the bottle, The other a shaking fist.Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Langly wrote: »
    why would you not apply?

    My current job is 10 miles away over open back roads. Bethesda is 28 miles away via rt 66 to the beltway. So I'm going from about 20 minutes to probably more than an hour commute each way.

    Secondly, where I'm at now is a known quantity. I like the people here, I have a lot of responsibility and am allowed to be somewhat autonomous. I've been put in charge of some projects recently.

    Also, I'm paid well, and that's a consideration. I would need to at least make the same amount. Of course I realize that without going in, I won't find out how much I would be paid, but still.

    I think the main thrust of the issue is that I am neck deep in a couple of essential projects here, and I'm the only person in the company who does certain things (benefits of a small business), so I have that security. I can't say what the environment would be like there. Could have a shitty boss or end up in a situation I'm not as happy with. And it's with the Zenimax corporate part of things, I wouldn't be working on game development or anything, just near it.

    So my hesitation comes from not wanting to take on uncertainty and a much longer commute (giving me even less time at home to work on my own projects), just so I can work for a company that also makes games.

    hmmm, i would say stay put as well. there's something to be said about stability.

    not that i would know.

    but most importantly, opportunities for growth need serious consideration. which offers the best avenue?

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  • LanglyLangly Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    cad I should also let you know that there is a serious lack of getting me onto rockets coming from your side of the table.

    get me on a space ship is this too much to ask?

  • VisionOfClarityVisionOfClarity Registered User
    edited January 2011
    So my friend's company isn't hiring now but will be in the next month or so. So it's good that the head guy has it but nothing would some of it for a month or so even if he likes it.

  • YukiraYukira My watch is stopped on Jump Time.Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    At least you have time to get lots of Mass Effect play throughs done.

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  • NotASenatorNotASenator Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    cadmunky wrote: »
    hmmm, i would say stay put as well. there's something to be said about stability.

    not that i would know.

    but most importantly, opportunities for growth need serious consideration. which offers the best avenue?

    This is what is causing the rift in my thinking in the first place.

    Not only does my current job have a lot of opportunity for growth (even though it's a small business) but it already has rewarded me well for the work I've put in over the past couple of years. I've got a guy working for me and I'm running projects by myself and there's been nice increases in my pay two years in a row.

    However, the question is - does this growth actually take me in the direction I want to go? In the longest term, I would stay here, eventually become a Director of Technical Services Management or something and be first in line to move into the VP slot if my boss ever leaves. Then I could be the Vice President of Government Contract BS and Writing Proposals All Night Long. There are great opportunities here, but nothing that gets me excited about them. Like I said, I love working here, and the fact that I'm always having to learn new things and expand my knowledge is great, but I don't envy my boss for what he does and I don't have aspirations on that sort of job. From the tech side, there's really not any other place to go. I'm pretty much the senior guy here in terms of IT.

    So, does Zenimax offer anything better? I don't know. It could be that I could go there and be fated to develop SharePoint BDC apps for the rest of my life. But there is that whole foot in the door concept that everyone goes on about, and it's a company where any advancement forward would be in a field I care deeply about.


    So that's why I keep banging my head on the wall about this. I do like the stability though. It's mostly when one of those work things comes up that sucks a bit, which everyone has from time to time, no matter how great the job, and I start thinking about the fact that the job posting is still up there.

  • VisionOfClarityVisionOfClarity Registered User
    edited January 2011
    What does your wife think of this and how would switching jobs affect you two wanting to start a family? Do you want a longer commute if you're going to have a baby around? Will there be any changes in your benefits, especially health insurance and paternity leave?

  • Shazkar ShadowstormShazkar Shadowstorm Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    So my friend's company isn't hiring now but will be in the next month or so. So it's good that the head guy has it but nothing would some of it for a month or so even if he likes it.

    i cannot parse this last sentence
    at all

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  • Brovid HasselsmofBrovid Hasselsmof T-rex doesn't want to be fed Actually wait, yes she doesRegistered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Job hunting is so depressing. Every single vacancy I have looked at today has said previous industry experience is essential. How do you get experience if nobody will give you a job because you don't have any experience?

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  • Shazkar ShadowstormShazkar Shadowstorm Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    smof wrote: »
    Job hunting is so depressing. Every single vacancy I have looked at today has said previous industry experience is essential. How do you get experience if nobody will give you a job because you don't have any experience?

    the eternal dilemma

    but you should just apply to shit anyway, regardless of requirements, who knows

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  • SassoriSassori Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Would it be wrong to send one of my office assistants to get me coffee? I am barely able to keep my eyes open today...

    Do not wanna go to class. Argh.

  • VisionOfClarityVisionOfClarity Registered User
    edited January 2011
    Only if you didn't give them money to buy themselves a coffee too. As an undergrad my work study boss used to send me out for her morning bagel and coffee but she always gave me money to get something for myself too so I didn't mind.

  • ZoelZoel Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    exploit interns every day.

    e: builds character.

  • SassoriSassori Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    I'm so glad I don't have a conduct meeting today. I would probably kill someone at this rate.

    I'm hoping for a freak snow storm this evening so classes are canceled because I don't know how I'm going to make it today...

  • cadmunkycadmunky One hand on the bottle, The other a shaking fist.Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Langly wrote: »
    cad I should also let you know that there is a serious lack of getting me onto rockets coming from your side of the table.

    get me on a space ship is this too much to ask?

    oh hey, glory goes up next month. i have .561m^3 of space i can squeeze you into next to the hydrazine tank. well, actually, around the tank.

    bring a jacket.

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  • NotASenatorNotASenator Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    What does your wife think of this and how would switching jobs affect you two wanting to start a family? Do you want a longer commute if you're going to have a baby around? Will there be any changes in your benefits, especially health insurance and paternity leave?

    Well, our lease is up in September, and the plan was to look for a bigger place at that point so we could have room for NAS Jr. One of the other benefits of where we live now is that it is pretty close to both school and work for her. However, if we could land someplace that was in the middle, it could mitigate the commute issue.

    I really have no clue about their benefits. I don't have anything to base any assumptions on, except that they are a big company.

    Also, I didn't know this, but Jerry Bruckheimer, Leslie Moonves, Donald Trump's brother and Cal Ripken, Jr are on the Board of Directors for Zenimax.

  • KakodaimonosKakodaimonos Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Christ on a cracker. We have three six figure senior guys here who all have written succesful algo trading systems. Tell us what you want and we can tell you when it will be done. Keep trying to antfuck the process and changing your mind on what you want and we'll just get annoyed and go to your competitor.

  • NotASenatorNotASenator Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    So my friend's company isn't hiring now but will be in the next month or so. So it's good that the head guy has it but nothing would some of it for a month or so even if he likes it.

    i cannot parse this last sentence
    at all

    One letter change:
    So it's good that the head guy has it but nothing would come of it for a month or so even if he likes it.

    Or: So it's good that the head guy has my resume, but nothing would come of it for a month or so, even if he likes it.

  • NotASenatorNotASenator Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Shit, this doesn't help:

    http://www.gameinformer.com/b/news/archive/2011/01/10/video-behind-the-scenes-of-skyrim.aspx

    EDIT: They literally have an old computer sitting around for people to play Arena on.

  • UsagiUsagi WOMP WOMPRegistered User regular
    edited January 2011
    You should go for it NaS

    You have the capability of doing what the job description is looking for, and I can tell you from personal experience, once you start meeting your coworkers and describing your talents and interests you may end up doing what you want rather than what you're hired for (see: how I went from analyzing weight reports to doing functional design for subs)

    Also, identify what your ultimate goal is: if you don't want to be Sr VP of Staying Late and Writing Proposals for Gvt BS and that's where your current path is taking you, it's time for a new path

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  • NotASenatorNotASenator Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    I'm not trying to talk myself out of it, really, but I think vocalizing (sort of) the issues in my head is a good thing - the other side of it is that I have a whiteboard with a general to-do list plus my three projects on it, and there's something like 30 entires on there for major steps that need to get done to finish those projects. Some of them can be done pretty easily, I was just put in charge of those projects, but one of those projects is a major step for the company, I'm working on it alone and I am the only person in the company even vaguely qualified to do it.

    I feel like I have a responsibility to finish this before I consider leaving.

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