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Simon's Avatar Picture Simon – December 18, 2007 07:38PM Reply Quote
For all your work woes.

John Willoughby – August 01, 2008 03:30PM Reply Quote
Cyberdyne Systems Customer Support
My understanding was that EVERYBODY near Cincinnati is looking for a job.

Cloudscout – August 01, 2008 04:13PM Reply Quote
Det finnes ikke dårlig vær, bare dårlige klær!
Baby, if you've ever wondered... wondered whatever became of me... I'm living on the air in Cincinnati... Cincinnati WKRP.

ddt – August 01, 2008 05:16PM Reply Quote
but cleveland rocks.

ddt

John Willoughby – August 01, 2008 05:43PM Reply Quote
Cyberdyne Systems Customer Support
And the Akron tire fire burns on.

ddt – August 01, 2008 05:57PM Reply Quote
just had a phone interview for a "web editor" position at a fairly large design software company. going in for an interview on tuesday -- the idea is at least to practice the whole "job interview" thing -- and it includes a 45min copy editing test. yeek!

ddt

ARL (Moderator) – August 02, 2008 12:05AM Reply Quote
>- Exceptional language and communication skills; Excellent listening and problem solving skills required.

They list this twice...

Cloudscout – August 02, 2008 12:07AM Reply Quote
Det finnes ikke dårlig vær, bare dårlige klær!
Yes. I was going to make a comment on that but, really, they've just become fish in a barrel to me at this point.

Cloudscout – August 04, 2008 04:08PM Reply Quote
Det finnes ikke dårlig vær, bare dårlige klær!
You IDIOTS!

I knew this was going to happen. Everything I predicted at the beginning of this project has happened. EVERY. SINGLE. THING.

Up to and including the fact that everyone involved was going to ignore my predictions and then blame my team when shit got delayed.

El Jeffe – August 04, 2008 06:15PM Reply Quote
What a journey.
You need to update your website, son.

johnny k – August 05, 2008 11:04AM Reply Quote
You should've sealed your predictions in a dated envelope to show them now.

John Willoughby – August 05, 2008 11:35AM Reply Quote
Cyberdyne Systems Customer Support
Locked in a mayonnaise jar outside Funk & Wagnalls' doorstep.

Dr Phred (Moderator) – August 07, 2008 08:54PM Reply Quote
owned by the mothership.
Had to fire someone to day for a case of sticky fingers.

being a boss can really suck.

El Jeffe – August 08, 2008 05:12AM Reply Quote
What a journey.
Do you provide moist towelettes?

Dr Phred (Moderator) – August 08, 2008 06:21AM Reply Quote
owned by the mothership.
just a police escort.

El Jeffe – August 08, 2008 09:25AM Reply Quote
What a journey.
I imagine that the thin margins means that even just one pilfering could wipe out a ton of net income.

Steve Cordova – August 08, 2008 10:20AM Reply Quote
History passes the first time as tragedy, the second time as farts. - Roy Edroso
A whole case of sticky fingers? I find just ten are usually enough, or even just one.

Cloudscout – August 08, 2008 11:28AM Reply Quote
Det finnes ikke dårlig vær, bare dårlige klær!
I'm going to take my traveler's cheques to another resort.

SoupIsGood Food – August 08, 2008 10:32PM Reply Quote
Stan - that sucks. A lot. I hear that a lot about departments who FRITter away their time on dotting the "i" and crossing the "t" when work needs to be done, and done yesterday.

The team where I'm at now is the opposite. A bunch of laid-back nerds who come in late and go home early unless the work says otherwise, in which case you stay until it's done... even if that means the day after tomorrow. The way it should be. My immediate supervisor is cool and funny and interested in what I do and how I think. His boss, the guy who hired me, comes to sit in my cube to talk about comic books and what the fishing's like up at Cape Anne this time of year. His boss, a veep, came over to help me set up Lotus Notes, as he's a "Notes Guru" and ashamed of it. His boss, a senior veep, backed me into a corner to tell me golf stories for an hour straight until his assistant came out of her office, and quite literally, kicked him in the shins.

A bigger bunch of bozos and idiots you never want to meet... and the job gets done with half the staff and a quarter the budget of similar departments, with higher visibility and greater business impact in case of failure.

So, I should be bitching, but I ain't. I wrote a shell script that used a perl script I also wrote, and my supe was all but bragging about it to the boss, who came by to tell me what my supe said, on the sly, like he overheard my supe talking to my manager without actually being my manager.

I am in =such= the right place.

The good news for the rest of us, and we've all been in the game since Wired was something new and different, is that the IT field is exploding for anyone who has solid experience... the demand for senior-level nerds is through the roof. Even if you're not, bullshit well at the interview, and they'll fucking =make= you senior level.

SoupIsASeniorEngineer Now

(It's on the business card they're never going to order me!)



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tomierna (Admin) – August 09, 2008 12:08AM Reply Quote
Hideously Unnatural
Lucky! The last place I was that role went under.

Now I just have to be satisfied with owning 1/3 of the company that my technology decisions decide the fate of :/

SoupIsGood Food – August 09, 2008 12:24AM Reply Quote
I lack the organization or people skills required for that kind of gig.

"The boss was roaring something about Naked Mole Rats while drinking an entire six-pack at once! In his office! At nine in the morning! Wearing a kilt!"

A little structure goes a long way for me.

~ Soop

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