Our new Indie Games subforum is now open for business in G&T. Go and check it out, you might land a code for a free game. If you're developing an indie game and want to post about it, follow these directions. If you don't, he'll break your legs! Hahaha! Seriously though.
Our rules have been updated and given their own forum. Go and look at them! They are nice, and there may be new ones that you didn't know about! Hooray for rules! Hooray for The System! Hooray for Conforming!

There's no job thread? Now there is!

13567100

Posts

  • BeastehBeasteh THAT WOULD NOT KILL DRACULARegistered User regular
    pretend to contract a horribly contagious illness?

  • YukiraYukira My watch is stopped on Jump Time.Registered User regular
    Enjoy the free food and get as wasted as you can?

    Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn - Masha Amariyo
    3DS Friend Code: 4854-6566-1045
    My fashion sense is impeccable.
  • JayKaosJayKaos TWIN FIST SAW CLAWSRegistered User regular
    Spend the entire dinner hitting on them.

    http://steamcommunity.com/id/jaykaos This is my steam profile.
  • vermiculturevermiculture Registered User regular
    gross post dont read if you are squeamish.
    Spoiler:

  • That Dave FellaThat Dave Fella Registered User regular
    Is the animal ok?

  • StaleStale Registered User regular
    Having had a long history with the wonders and horrors of the living body, it truly is amazing just how much stuff is actually inside of us, under pressure.

    easysig2.jpg
  • MysstMysst King Monkey of Hedonism IslandRegistered User regular
    Liiya wrote: »
    I am going to have to go out with my boss and her husband and dad for a meal to celebrate the peak periods being over next week, I couldn't really get out of it.

    >:I

    'I can't have dinner with you, sorry. You see, I just don't like you. At all!'

  • Slacker71Slacker71 Registered User regular
    I am back in an ops role as a contrator at Microsoft. I get most of my roles via Monster and Dice.

    s6e07BlueSig.png
  • PeenPeen Registered User regular
    I guess I just wondered how viable Monster still is, I haven't looked anywhere besides librarian specific sites in a while. If people still use it I'll go take a look at my profile and bang it into shape.

  • JelloJelloJelloJello Registered User
    edited March 2012
    If you can afford to quit, I always recommend it.

    I've devoted my life to not working. And yet, I'm perhaps the most successful person from my high school graduating class. It's an example of one of the many dualities found in the universe.

    I moved to the UK shortly after finishing college. This was a good few years ago now. And for the past four years, I've been working on average 20 hours a week but getting a full-time wage. I recently changed companies and I'm working even less now but getting more money. These jobs also have work from home components.

    I owe it all to the Taoist concept of Wu Wei. "Non-action" is the most common translation. While other people are out there hustling and fighting each other for crappy jobs, I sought the path of least resistance. And as a result, the good, interesting, well-paid jobs came to me.

    As Lao-Tzu opined, "Sitting quietly, doing nothing, Spring comes, and the grass grows". By doing nothing, I've accomplished everything. I just allowed the natural order of things to take it's course.

    Naturally, Wu Wei isn't about sitting in your own filth. You have to do something. Sort of. It's more the application of non-doing.

    For example, I recently sent my resume to a few places. I got a reply asking me to take some test. I said I'd do it. She said she'd email me the test the next day.

    Next day comes, nothing. So I send a short email reminding her of who I am, the phone call, and this promised test.

    No reply. Some people might have got pissed off and sent angry emails. Others might have got desperate and sent groveling emails. My reply: none. Wu Wei in action.

    So the next week, she sends me an email apologising for her lateness and sending me the test. I sent it in the next day. Without even looking at it, without an interview, without checking references, she immediately offered me work. And at a rate of pay higher than anybody else working for that company (as I found out later).

    The real test wasn't in the email. It was in the delayed response. But doing nothing, I demonstrated that I don't need the job. My skills are in high demand. So she said, "I better contact this guy before somebody else snaps him up. The job came to me. Not because I'm awesome. It was just the inevitable result of non-doing.

    This is just one small example of my applying Wu Wei to positive results. I started reading about Taoism when I was 19 and it changed my life. If you'd like to learn more about Taoism and Wu Wei, consult your school library. There's also a lot of good stories in there giving Confucianists the business. That said, "Books are the dregs and refuse of the Ancients. They took all their true knowledge to the grave." As true today as when it was written. And it would be embarrassing for anyone to point out any perceived contradiction of a book denouncing books. That would be small-thinker talk.

    tl;dr It's your loss.

    JelloJello on
  • MysstMysst King Monkey of Hedonism IslandRegistered User regular
    JelloJello wrote: »
    If you can afford to quit, I always recommend it.

    I've devoted my life to not working. And yet, I'm perhaps the most successful person from my high school graduating class. It's an example of one of the many dualities found in the universe.

    I moved to the UK shortly after finishing college. This was a good few years ago now. And for the past four years, I've been working on average 20 hours a week but getting a full-time wage. I recently changed companies and I'm working even less now but getting more money. These jobs also have work from home components.

    I owe it all to the Taoist concept of Wu Wei. "Non-action" is the most common translation. While other people are out there hustling and fighting each other for crappy jobs, I sought the path of least resistance. And as a result, the good, interesting, well-paid jobs came to me.

    As Lao-Tzu opined, "Sitting quietly, doing nothing, Spring comes, and the grass grows". By doing nothing, I've accomplished everything. I just allowed the natural order of things to take it's course.

    Naturally, Wu Wei isn't about sitting in your own filth. You have to do something. Sort of. It's more the application of non-doing.

    For example, I recently sent my resume to a few places. I got a reply asking me to take some test. I said I'd do it. She said she'd email me the test the next day.

    Next day comes, nothing. So I send a short email reminding her of who I am, the phone call, and this promised test.

    No reply. Some people might have got pissed off and sent angry emails. Others might have got desperate and sent groveling emails. My reply: none. Wu Wei in action.

    So the next week, she sends me an email apologising for her lateness and sending me the test. I sent it in the next day. Without even looking at it, without an interview, without checking references, she immediately offered me work. And at a rate of pay higher than anybody else working for that company (as I found out later).

    The real test wasn't in the email. It was in the delayed response. But doing nothing, I demonstrated that I don't the job. My skills are in high demand. So she said, "I better contact this guy before somebody else snaps him up. The job came to me. Not because I'm awesome. It was just the inevitable result of non-doing.

    This is just one small example of my applying Wu Wei to positive results. I started reading about Taoism when I was 19 and it changed my life. If you'd like to learn more about Taoism and Wu Wei, consult your school library. There's also a lot of good stories in there giving Confucianists the business. That said, "Books are the dregs and refuse of the Ancients. They took all their true knowledge to the grave." As true today as when it was written. And it would be embarrassing for anyone to point out any perceived contradiction of a book denouncing books. That would be small-thinker talk.

    tl;dr It's your loss.

    Cxc2K.gif

  • Beef AvengerBeef Avenger Registered User regular
    also make sure to neg potential employers

  • EdcrabEdcrab Registered User
    I got my current admin cover job by badgering everyone, everywhere until they caved in to my demands and hired me

    cBY55.gifbmJsl.png
  • ScudoScudo Registered User regular
    let's all quit our current jobs and start a shady social media marketing company

    we can rent a trendy San Francisco studio and flood Twitter with #PepsiJazz

  • SheriSheri Resident Fluffer My Living RoomRegistered User regular
  • ScudoScudo Registered User regular
    you don't think Pepsi Jazz is poised for a comeback?

  • JavenJaven Registered User regular
    Edcrab wrote: »
    I got my current admin cover job by badgering everyone, everywhere until they caved in to my demands and hired me

    That's basically what I'm doing now

    I have to fight every instinct I have to not be obnoxious. If being a nuisance gets me a better job then I'll just have to suck it up.

    bar-cc-1.jpg
  • MysstMysst King Monkey of Hedonism IslandRegistered User regular
    how much is pepsi paying us? I can tweet about how awesome pepsi jazz is, sure

  • LiiyaLiiya Registered User regular
    Mysst wrote: »
    Liiya wrote: »
    I am going to have to go out with my boss and her husband and dad for a meal to celebrate the peak periods being over next week, I couldn't really get out of it.

    >:I

    'I can't have dinner with you, sorry. You see, I just don't like you. At all!'

    That would be so good!

    @Yukira, Im not going to get drunk around them, especially as the boss' husband makes me uncomfortable. No no.

    liiyasig_zpsd04b684c.jpg
    Sticks wrote: »
    "I know I can do it." Liiya said, placing another flower in the arrangement. "I'm sure in time their deaths will become a mystery even to me."
  • JoeUserJoeUser Registered User regular
    Liiya wrote: »
    Mysst wrote: »
    Liiya wrote: »
    I am going to have to go out with my boss and her husband and dad for a meal to celebrate the peak periods being over next week, I couldn't really get out of it.

    >:I

    'I can't have dinner with you, sorry. You see, I just don't like you. At all!'

    That would be so good!

    @Yukira, Im not going to get drunk around them, especially as the boss' husband makes me uncomfortable. No no.

    Can you bring someone?

    PSN: JoeUser80 Steam
  • EdcrabEdcrab Registered User
    Javen wrote: »
    Edcrab wrote: »
    I got my current admin cover job by badgering everyone, everywhere until they caved in to my demands and hired me

    That's basically what I'm doing now

    I have to fight every instinct I have to not be obnoxious. If being a nuisance gets me a better job then I'll just have to suck it up.

    I basically got a reply saying "well you can do weekends for two months? I guess?"

    To which my response was "SHUT UP AND GIVE ME THE CONTRACT"

    cBY55.gifbmJsl.png
  • JelloJelloJelloJello Registered User
    Edcrab wrote: »
    I got my current admin cover job by badgering everyone, everywhere until they caved in to my demands and hired me

    No question. I used to do admin jobs. You have to beg to do crappy, dull, low-paying work. That's the wrong way to go.

    As Lao-Tzu suggested, "To bend like the reed in the wind, that is the real strength". If they were stiff, they would break. By bending, they live out their lives.
    let's all quit our current jobs and start a shady social media marketing company

    I do a perfectly legitimate job in a specialised field that I won't mention. But there are a lot of jobs like this. I read about some guy who had some job involving airplane parts. I don't know. He wasn't a mechanic or a pilot. It was some job you never heard of. But it was in high demand and specialised. So when he was looking for a job out of state, his employer paid for the relocation.

  • DrZiplockDrZiplock Registered User regular
    Peen wrote: »
    DrZiplock wrote: »
    What's your field?

    Since a few people asked this, I'm a librarian. A public librarian, at that. My job now is touching on a bunch of other things like HR, basic payroll management, and grant management (writing, executing, reporting, etc.) and those skills would transfer elsewhere but I'd have to convince someone of that.

    It's not even that I don't like my job but dang heck I could use some more money.

    There are usually professional associations associated with each field. Something like this: http://ala-apa.org/ for instance. I don't know what the big one in your field is, but I'm sure you do.

    Their websites usually have a job board of some kind that is pretty specific in terms of jobs you'll see. Try there.

    snap02869.jpg "zip, i dunno what it is about you, but there's something very cat-like about your face. i can't really place it. like, a puma or something. you'd make a good mountain lion." Hail, Satan!
  • UsagiUsagi WOMP WOMPRegistered User regular
    I always make sure to insult my interviewer's shoes

    You heard it here first, folks.
    Putting your finger in someone's butthole.
    Basically the same as flowers.
  • ScudoScudo Registered User regular
    Mysst wrote: »
    how much is pepsi paying us? I can tweet about how awesome pepsi jazz is, sure

    as much money as we can make recycling 2 liter bottles in California

  • DrZiplockDrZiplock Registered User regular
    In other news, I just got a report from one of my references saying that he got a call from TG by the woman who I spent a majority of my time there with.

    When my reference asked if TG had met me yet, her response was "Yes, we think Steve is great." Sooo...we'll see. Maaaaaaaaan...



    snap02869.jpg "zip, i dunno what it is about you, but there's something very cat-like about your face. i can't really place it. like, a puma or something. you'd make a good mountain lion." Hail, Satan!
  • LiiyaLiiya Registered User regular
    JoeUser wrote: »
    Liiya wrote: »
    Mysst wrote: »
    Liiya wrote: »
    I am going to have to go out with my boss and her husband and dad for a meal to celebrate the peak periods being over next week, I couldn't really get out of it.

    >:I

    'I can't have dinner with you, sorry. You see, I just don't like you. At all!'

    That would be so good!

    @Yukira, Im not going to get drunk around them, especially as the boss' husband makes me uncomfortable. No no.

    Can you bring someone?

    No. I think as Ed suggested, their dad (who helps out in the shop a lot) will be there so it'll be okay. He's the only one of them I like, and that's because he's a sweetheart and looks after me like I'm his grandkid. He tried to give me advice about traveling to America, saying it'd take 15 hours and to "try to get a seat facing forwards, not backwards" and then my boss pointed out that the last time he'd been to America was in the 1950s in mandatory military service!

    liiyasig_zpsd04b684c.jpg
    Sticks wrote: »
    "I know I can do it." Liiya said, placing another flower in the arrangement. "I'm sure in time their deaths will become a mystery even to me."
  • YukiraYukira My watch is stopped on Jump Time.Registered User regular
    Liiya wrote: »
    Mysst wrote: »
    Liiya wrote: »
    I am going to have to go out with my boss and her husband and dad for a meal to celebrate the peak periods being over next week, I couldn't really get out of it.

    >:I

    'I can't have dinner with you, sorry. You see, I just don't like you. At all!'

    That would be so good!

    @Yukira, Im not going to get drunk around them, especially as the boss' husband makes me uncomfortable. No no.

    Oh, then not a good idea at all!

    Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn - Masha Amariyo
    3DS Friend Code: 4854-6566-1045
    My fashion sense is impeccable.
  • AphostileAphostile Registered User regular
    Applied to probably 30 more places yesterday.

    I always forget how long it takes to get a job that you actually want.

    Tinychat is dead. Long live Tinychat. D3 BTag: Aphostile#1366 OKC : Steam - ADD ME JERKS : Hello Satan! | Xbox Live : LastAphostile
  • YukiraYukira My watch is stopped on Jump Time.Registered User regular
    DrZiplock wrote: »
    In other news, I just got a report from one of my references saying that he got a call from TG by the woman who I spent a majority of my time there with.

    When my reference asked if TG had met me yet, her response was "Yes, we think Steve is great." Sooo...we'll see. Maaaaaaaaan...

    Good luck!

    Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn - Masha Amariyo
    3DS Friend Code: 4854-6566-1045
    My fashion sense is impeccable.
  • That Dave FellaThat Dave Fella Registered User regular
    Sending positive vibes your way Steve.

  • JansonJanson Registered User regular
    Liiya wrote: »
    JoeUser wrote: »
    Liiya wrote: »
    Mysst wrote: »
    Liiya wrote: »
    I am going to have to go out with my boss and her husband and dad for a meal to celebrate the peak periods being over next week, I couldn't really get out of it.

    >:I

    'I can't have dinner with you, sorry. You see, I just don't like you. At all!'

    That would be so good!

    @Yukira, Im not going to get drunk around them, especially as the boss' husband makes me uncomfortable. No no.

    Can you bring someone?

    No. I think as Ed suggested, their dad (who helps out in the shop a lot) will be there so it'll be okay. He's the only one of them I like, and that's because he's a sweetheart and looks after me like I'm his grandkid. He tried to give me advice about traveling to America, saying it'd take 15 hours and to "try to get a seat facing forwards, not backwards" and then my boss pointed out that the last time he'd been to America was in the 1950s in mandatory military service!

    Awww!
    DrZiplock wrote: »
    In other news, I just got a report from one of my references saying that he got a call from TG by the woman who I spent a majority of my time there with.

    When my reference asked if TG had met me yet, her response was "Yes, we think Steve is great." Sooo...we'll see. Maaaaaaaaan..

    EEEEEEeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!

    sharasugar_80.png sharanomsugar_80.png
  • UsagiUsagi WOMP WOMPRegistered User regular
    DrZiplock wrote: »
    In other news, I just got a report from one of my references saying that he got a call from TG by the woman who I spent a majority of my time there with.

    When my reference asked if TG had met me yet, her response was "Yes, we think Steve is great." Sooo...we'll see. Maaaaaaaaan...

    Woo!

    So did you do the Superman t-shirt thing?

    You heard it here first, folks.
    Putting your finger in someone's butthole.
    Basically the same as flowers.
  • EdcrabEdcrab Registered User
    Liiya wrote: »
    No. I think as Ed suggested, their dad (who helps out in the shop a lot) will be there so it'll be okay. He's the only one of them I like, and that's because he's a sweetheart and looks after me like I'm his grandkid. He tried to give me advice about traveling to America, saying it'd take 15 hours and to "try to get a seat facing forwards, not backwards" and then my boss pointed out that the last time he'd been to America was in the 1950s in mandatory military service!

    He sounds fantastic!

    ...is he on Facebook?

    cBY55.gifbmJsl.png
  • HunterHunter Chemist with a heart of Au Registered User regular
    Man do I dislike LabSupport. So many jobs seem to be listed through them. Jobs I might like. However, every time I apply to a job they are staffing for, I never see so much as an interview with the actual company. I fill out applications and go to 'interviews' with the labsupport folks, but nothing pans out. It always seems like a huge waste of time going through them for anything.
    This is compared with the current place I am contracted with. They found me, got me a job and didn't string me along with useless busy work. Also, they used email. This labsupport lady keeps calling me- I hate using the phone. She seems nice enough, but I am not feeling it. Last month she had a job for me, but it fell through. Never even got the name of the company. Now she has another- for reals this time! Should call her back in case it's real but

    I was never impressed with LabSupport. Always did better finding interns, technicians, and new blood staff members through contacts like the ACS, A2LA, and even Linkedin friends of friends.

  • PeenPeen Registered User regular
    DrZiplock wrote: »
    Peen wrote: »
    DrZiplock wrote: »
    What's your field?

    Since a few people asked this, I'm a librarian. A public librarian, at that. My job now is touching on a bunch of other things like HR, basic payroll management, and grant management (writing, executing, reporting, etc.) and those skills would transfer elsewhere but I'd have to convince someone of that.

    It's not even that I don't like my job but dang heck I could use some more money.

    There are usually professional associations associated with each field. Something like this: http://ala-apa.org/ for instance. I don't know what the big one in your field is, but I'm sure you do.

    Their websites usually have a job board of some kind that is pretty specific in terms of jobs you'll see. Try there.

    Way ahead of you, I've got librarian job listings for days. I was asking about more general sites because I'm curious about how far I can stretch what I'm doing now into other (possibly more lucrative) industries. I can manage the shit out of some pretty large scale programs, that's got to be worth something.

  • HunterHunter Chemist with a heart of Au Registered User regular
    Liiya wrote: »
    I am going to have to go out with my boss and her husband and dad for a meal to celebrate the peak periods being over next week, I couldn't really get out of it.

    >:I

    Make out with her dad to guarantee never being asked to go out to dinner again. Also it will give the old guy a kick and make his decade.

  • UsagiUsagi WOMP WOMPRegistered User regular
    Peen wrote: »
    DrZiplock wrote: »
    Peen wrote: »
    DrZiplock wrote: »
    What's your field?

    Since a few people asked this, I'm a librarian. A public librarian, at that. My job now is touching on a bunch of other things like HR, basic payroll management, and grant management (writing, executing, reporting, etc.) and those skills would transfer elsewhere but I'd have to convince someone of that.

    It's not even that I don't like my job but dang heck I could use some more money.

    There are usually professional associations associated with each field. Something like this: http://ala-apa.org/ for instance. I don't know what the big one in your field is, but I'm sure you do.

    Their websites usually have a job board of some kind that is pretty specific in terms of jobs you'll see. Try there.

    Way ahead of you, I've got librarian job listings for days. I was asking about more general sites because I'm curious about how far I can stretch what I'm doing now into other (possibly more lucrative) industries. I can manage the shit out of some pretty large scale programs, that's got to be worth something.

    Have you thought about getting a PMP cert? That might make you marketable to more industries as a project manager

    You heard it here first, folks.
    Putting your finger in someone's butthole.
    Basically the same as flowers.
  • LiiyaLiiya Registered User regular
    Edcrab wrote: »
    Liiya wrote: »
    No. I think as Ed suggested, their dad (who helps out in the shop a lot) will be there so it'll be okay. He's the only one of them I like, and that's because he's a sweetheart and looks after me like I'm his grandkid. He tried to give me advice about traveling to America, saying it'd take 15 hours and to "try to get a seat facing forwards, not backwards" and then my boss pointed out that the last time he'd been to America was in the 1950s in mandatory military service!

    He sounds fantastic!

    ...is he on Facebook?

    I'm afraid not! He is pretty great though!

    liiyasig_zpsd04b684c.jpg
    Sticks wrote: »
    "I know I can do it." Liiya said, placing another flower in the arrangement. "I'm sure in time their deaths will become a mystery even to me."
  • DrZiplockDrZiplock Registered User regular
    edited March 2012
    I did not.

    However, it wasn't for lack of trying. I went to the mall that night to buy myself the appropriate t-shirt and scout out for possible overshirts. I have two shirts with snap buttons, but they aren't something I'd wear even to an interview there. Found a few options, but as the comic that was posted predicted....it all came down to thread count. Anything that was an option would have shown that I was wearing a graphic tee underneath. Shame, because I think it was pretty awesome.

    Heh..just got an email from the person doing the hiring following up on a few questions I asked in the "thank you" email. I asked "How are you all currently measuring coverage and exposure in the press?"

    Her response answers the question but then gets to this
    Also, it's okay to say "y'all" here. Just in case you were wondering. :)

    With every fiber of my NY born and raised body I. Will. Not. Especially in an email to a possible employer.

    DrZiplock on
    snap02869.jpg "zip, i dunno what it is about you, but there's something very cat-like about your face. i can't really place it. like, a puma or something. you'd make a good mountain lion." Hail, Satan!
This discussion has been closed.