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NorthOfTheD

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Jeremy

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Contact me: germanriff409@yahoo.com | "I could remain on this planet's surface for 1,000 years and still know nothing in the eyes of others."

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creative writing, movies & film, satirical literature, biking, political humor, cooking beef/steak

Recent Forum Topics & Comments (89)
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General > Career Advice

Difficult Boss

[QUOTE who="Unhappilyunemployed in Pennsylvania"]This is true of all life situations that involve difficult people. I used to think if I was just a little kinder, a ...

8 months ago
General > Career Advice

Difficult Boss

[QUOTE who="Jeff in Crofton, Maryland"]Being fired and being sued are two different things. Bosses SHOULD be fired if their obnoxiousness lowers productivity, but they ...

8 months ago
General > Career Advice

Difficult Boss

FYI - This is the primary reasoning behind my course of action as outlined above --

[QUOTE who="Need New Job in Michigan"]Most important - you will not change him ...

8 months ago
General > Career Advice

Difficult Boss

[QUOTE who="Indie_One in Wichita, Kansas"]The boss has a bad temper and doesn’t want to be bothered, yet he wants to keep an open line of communication. The boss is ...

8 months ago
General > Career Advice

Understanding HR the secret to getting hired?

[QUOTE who=""Don't blame me, I voted for Kodos." in Seattle, Washington"]Someone mentioned to me a while back that the secret to getting hired is not in ...

8 months ago
General > Career Advice

I just got fired -

[QUOTE who="designer bee in Waukesha, Wisconsin"]It sounds like you didn't do anything bad to get fired. I'd call it a job lay off. Companies don't need a real reason. I ...

8 months ago
General > Career Advice

Boss says I can "forget" getting a good reference from her

[QUOTE who="Cisco in San Leandro, California"]Not really, if what she says prevents you from getting a job its unethical and illegal, get a voice message with her saying ...

11 months ago
General > Career Advice

Any truth to this statement?

Oh yes, it's about as true as the statement:

"It's not about what you know, but WHO you know."

11 months ago
General > Career Advice

This Was Kind of Weird (Anyone Else Have A Similar Story To Tell?)

Gracious me, I would have thanked him for his time, walked out the door, and never looked back. I think "Scientology" is even worse than your standard illegal financial ...

11 months ago
General > Career Advice

Might get fired for what?

Chelae,

No matter what else may happen, don't let this organization and their "management" slash your confidence too much. It sounds to me like you're a ...

11 months ago
General > Career Advice

Resume submission follow up protocol?

(continued from above)

Part 1 is something that you can probably answer very quickly. Is this a job opportunity you really care about in the first place? If so, it's time ...

11 months ago
General > Career Advice

Resume submission follow up protocol?

You've proposed a great question about following-up, and just as you suspected, it's very subjective and conditional... So much so that it's almost enough to make you want to pull ...

11 months ago
General > Career Advice

Help Me Figure Out What To Say About my 'Separation' From Work

(Note: The end of the second sentence should read "...you did -NOT- use any computer on site for personal use?" I'm not sure why that didn't post correctly :$)

12 months ago
General > Career Advice

Help Me Figure Out What To Say About my 'Separation' From Work

I just want to make sure I have this straight ... p>

You were terminated for "using the computer for personal use," and yet (to the best of your understanding) you ...

12 months ago
General > Career Advice

Giving notice today

[QUOTE who="Unhappilyunemployed in Pennsylvania"]I should have known at my last job that something was very wrong when we started losing some of our "superstars" ...

13 months ago
General > Career Advice

Tired of Scams!!

[QUOTE who="Jessica"]Core Enterprises, Inc is not linked to any other firm. It's privately owned and operated only in Washington. It is not a SCAM either ... My ...

13 months ago
General > Career Advice

Giving notice today

You know how people often say - "In a year from now, you'll look back on this situation and laugh"?

Well, I don't necessarily know if you'll "laugh," but ...

13 months ago
General > Career Advice

daily panic attacks over worry about being able to find a job... HELP

Michelle,

I'm not sure if you'll find this particularly uplifting or not, but as your Southeast Michigan neighbor, I feel obligated to assure you that this job market is ...

15 months ago
General > Career Advice

Ripped off by going to College!

[QUOTE who="Calfornian in Hayward, California"]No way! I bet it's less than 1% who make a profit. Everyone has to be a customer of their products, right?[/QUOTE]

15 months ago
General > Career Advice

Ripped off by going to College!

[QUOTE who="Bluetea in Texas"]Anytime someone tells you that they started their own business, ask them how many people do they employ? Watch them change the subject real ...

15 months ago
General > Career Advice

Ripped off by going to College!

[QUOTE who="adams bell in united states"]Network Marketing or Multilevel Marketing is said to be the buzz of the decade in the marketing industry. It has taken over the ...

15 months ago
General > Career Advice

The System Has Encountered an Unexpected Error!

[QUOTE who="Almost Suicidal"]Really? If the job application that I am going to spend time on and you are going to throw in the trash only works with IE, could you just say ...

15 months ago
General > Job Interviews

Anyone else tired of rude employers during interviews?

[QUOTE who="don4brick in Oceanside, California"]From my perspective, bringing a thermos and drinking it in an interview may very well reflect your character, style, etc ...

15 months ago
General > Job Interviews

Anyone else tired of rude employers during interviews?

[QUOTE who="John in Catonsville, Maryland"]A number of years ago (2001 to be somewhat more precise), I took a cup of coffee to an interview. The boss was a friend, so ...

15 months ago
General > Job Interviews

Anyone else tired of rude employers during interviews?

[QUOTE who="Bluetea in Texas"]When I go on an interview, I actually bring my interview kit: bottle of water, maps, money, breath mints, valium, etc. LOL!

I leave ...

15 months ago
General > Career Advice

Have you lost confidence in your abilities like I have?

[QUOTE who="downhearted in Mesa, Arizona"]Is this a scam of some kind??[/QUOTE]

Just by the name of it and the way this individual is soliciting others in this ...

18 months ago
General > Job Interviews

Things interviewers say that let's you know you won't get an offer

[QUOTE who="Me in Plover, Wisconsin"]I just had an interview yesterday where the interviewer talked down to me, lied to me about the position (a friend of mine interviewed ...

18 months ago
General > Job Interviews

If I'm so 'impressive' how come I can't get an interview?

[QUOTE who="toughtimes in Cortland, New York"]While I do find comfort in getting perspective from others who are struggling similarly to myself we could do better. How ...

19 months ago
General > Career Advice

The Curse of Taleo?

[QUOTE who="AndrewKay in Bloomington, Indiana"]*agh* *sigh* Maybe I should start up a firm for HR information systems done right.[/QUOTE]

If you did, I'm sure a ...

19 months ago
General > Career Advice

Getting a Software/Web Developer job with a non-CS/IT degree

Just to help give you some ideas and extra encouragement -- I have many college buddies and acquaintances in different web development fields, and none of them have had long-term ...

19 months ago
General > Career Advice

Getting a Software/Web Developer job with a non-CS/IT degree

[QUOTE who="youngPro13 in New York, New York"]I am also volunteering my time and skills for another web development project outside of work. And, to add to that, I am ...

19 months ago
General > Career Advice

Getting a Software/Web Developer job with a non-CS/IT degree

Just a quick note of intent to edit ... p>

[QUOTE who="NorthOfTheD in Troy, Michigan"]

I got my current job by having experience in the field; but my *degree ...

20 months ago
General > Career Advice

Getting a Software/Web Developer job with a non-CS/IT degree

[QUOTE who="youngPro13 in New York, New York"]Hey NorthOfTheD,

Thanks for your inputs. My main concern is that I have heard of a lot of companies filtering the ...

20 months ago
General > Career Advice

Getting a Software/Web Developer job with a non-CS/IT degree

The fact that you do indeed have a couple years of web developer experience in the bank (Yes -- "experience" is now as valuable as solid gold) means you'll actually have ...

20 months ago
General > Career Advice

Frustrated Job Seeker's Rant -- Feel Free to Add Your Thoughts

[QUOTE who="Bluetea in Texas"]Some Doomsday economists like Chomsky and Schiff say that by 2030, USa Inc., will be out-of-business. Social Security will be broke, the ...

20 months ago
General > Career Advice

Good time to get into IT?

First and foremost, I'll offer some reassurance. I had many friends in college from 2006 to 2011 that graduated with IT degrees and average to above-average GPAs that had little ...

20 months ago
General > Career Advice

Frustrated Job Seeker's Rant -- Feel Free to Add Your Thoughts

Bottom line with any MLM company -- Less than 2% succeed to build a reasonable full-time income, and the point of the previous anecdote is that even those who are successful at one ...

20 months ago
General > Career Advice

Frustrated Job Seeker's Rant -- Feel Free to Add Your Thoughts

[QUOTE who="DesertSunrise"]Have any of you known anyone that was ever successful with companies like Avon, Mary Kay, Pampered Chef..etc. Everyone I know who tried their ...

20 months ago
General > Career Advice

Frustrated Job Seeker's Rant -- Feel Free to Add Your Thoughts

[QUOTE who="DesertSunrise in Michigan"]I've noticed a lot of new arrivals to this board. I know things are getting worse here in Michigan, but it looks like things are ...

20 months ago
General > Career Advice

The Curse of Taleo?

[QUOTE who="Xel in Orlando, Florida"]I actually googled and found this. I just want to add my experience here.

My husband has applied for many jobs he's qualified ...

20 months ago
General > Job Interviews

Dressing for Apple Interview?

Interesting.. because I'd generally be very cautious about over-dressing for the occasion here.. the "late and great" Steve Jobs understood full well that fancy attire ...

20 months ago
General > Career Advice

More Useless Advice

[QUOTE who="Cheshire in Mississauga, Ontario"]* the year I worked was all fixed term contracts with no hope for permanency. I've had a lot of contract gigs, in fact off my ...

20 months ago
General > Job Interviews

Anyone else tired of rude employers during interviews?

[QUOTE who="Bluetea in Texas"]You will need to also consult a media attorney. You know those articles that you always see entitled "The 10 Best Companies to Work ...

2 years ago
General > Job Interviews

Anyone else tired of rude employers during interviews?

By the way - Just to make this crystal clear:

When asking for supporters and help, I am NOT asking for money or a financial contribution of any kind ... p>

I believe I ...

2 years ago
General > Job Interviews

Anyone else tired of rude employers during interviews?

Bottom line - You want to treat your applicants like dogs or easily replaceable corporate trash? Okay, but you risk having your full name, title, company location, and other ...

2 years ago
General > Job Interviews

Anyone else tired of rude employers during interviews?

Well I've HAD it. Something has to be done about all this.

I've probably read a couple thousand posts here now and it's painfully obvious that many positions associated ...

2 years ago
General > Career Advice

The Curse of Taleo?

[QUOTE who="BIDude in San Francisco, California"]Taleo is an abomination.

Here is a simply example. I'm forced, every time I've had to fill it out, to list my ...

2 years ago
General > Career Advice

Job Openings Drop to a 5 month low

[QUOTE who="Bluetea in Texas"]I bought a white noise machine and black out curtains when I lived in an apartment. Now I live in the sticks and that's much better.

2 years ago
General > Career Advice

Question about a Job Referral

[QUOTE who="Emma in Bridgeport, Connecticut"]Hi,
So I recently met someone (let's call her Amy) who was pretty high up in a company and said she was somewhat in ...

2 years ago
General > Career Advice

Job Openings Drop to a 5 month low

[QUOTE who="designer bee in Waukesha, Wisconsin"]If the noise bothers you, turn on a fan or get one of those white noise machines so you can't hear them.

Next, find ...

2 years ago

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