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06-03-2012 05:45 PM  6 years agoPost 1
neilg.

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I start my new occupation Monday. It's been 4 months and a couple of days since I punched in a time clock. I cut my hair and got rid of the grey so I look beautiful

I hope they realize what they are in for!

I don't know which is better, getting off of unemployment or getting out of jail from RR

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06-03-2012 08:39 PM  6 years agoPost 2
koppter

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getting off unemployment is right up there...congrats on the job search and stay off RR during the day.

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06-04-2012 03:31 AM  6 years agoPost 3
Gearhead

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yes, I remember, you lost your job for beating up 4 guys all at once (impressive), good luck with the new job !!, I hope you like it !!!

Jim
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06-09-2012 12:21 PM  6 years agoPost 4
neilg.

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wait one second: for the record, i beat up 4 40 year-old-women with jack daniels breath and the 5th one used a walker.

jobs are hard to find and i guess driving 38 miles, 1 hour driving time, one way is worth it.

it keeps me out of the porn sites now that i am employed

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06-10-2012 05:28 PM  6 years agoPost 5
JasonJ

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Glad you found a job. My wife works in another state and flies home for ten days a month. We did the math and the air fare is less than what she was paying in gas a month commuting to her previous job. You do what you gotta do to live these days.

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06-10-2012 06:53 PM  6 years agoPost 6
FILE IFR

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Good to hear you got a job.

What are you doing for work?

Futaba.. Always Imitated, Never Duplicated.

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06-10-2012 11:51 PM  6 years agoPost 7
TheWoodCrafter

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I thought you just started a new job about a year ago.
That was about the time I got one.
I too am on my second one since then.

Thanks, TheWoodCrafter

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06-11-2012 02:20 AM  6 years agoPost 8
Heli143

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great news!

best of luck to you!!

Roy Mayoral

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06-11-2012 01:26 PM  6 years agoPost 9
Heliguychris

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best of luck neil

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06-16-2012 12:29 PM  6 years agoPost 10
neilg.

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a long winded reply
after working for 6 months in a speciality box manufacturer which i enjoyed. with my pension and this job and 3 miles from my house i was living the dream

I was setting up a "double scoring machine". same process as a die cutting machine but different.

then about 5 months on unemployment, many hours on the computer filling out applications, going on interviews.

i landed a position as a form, fill and seal production mechanic now.

A STORY:

i worked at sylvania for a few years back in the 80's as an auto mount mechanic. I manufactured the internals of an incadescent bulb. i applied and had an interview about 4 weeks ago at sylvania in new hampshire. i took a written test and a mechanical test on a "do nothing machine".

so the interview started and this guy asked me the lame question: what would your ex-manger say about you. i answered him very honestly and said i did not know.

now he is staring at me, like he wants to kiss me. i asked him what his problem is and he told me he was waiting for me to answer him. so Neil looks at him and says that this interview is over. I told him i was not his bitch . i did call human resources and apologized to her but also told her i would never work for this guy and knew exactly what type of person he would be to work for. she told me that that's the way he is.

so for the people who are actively looking for work, build a great resume and have 3 good references. stay positive!!!!!!

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06-16-2012 02:21 PM  6 years agoPost 11
fla heli boy

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soooo.....you need to work on your interviewing skills then....
I don't know if I could ever go back to working for somebody again. Much less have to punch a clock, which I haven't REALLY had to do for over 25 years.

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06-17-2012 01:05 AM  6 years agoPost 12
ticedoff8

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I don't think I would have posted the part about the interview.
If that was you, it makes you look like a d*ck with a certain sense of entitlement.
After 5 months on unemployment, there are no "lame questions".

In my case, in my 50's and laid off in Nov '08, it was 9 months before I could get an interview. And, I didn't have any income coming in except for unemployment (no pension).
The 1st interview I had, I aced it and got the offer.
Did I kiss ass - you betcha.
Was it for less than I was making before - yep.
Did I have to drive further than I did before - yep.
I was damn glad I got it. And I'm damn glad I still have it.

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06-17-2012 07:05 PM  6 years agoPost 13
Leif

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so Neil looks at him and says that this interview is over. I told him i was not his bitch
Bad move.

The purpose of the interview is to determine if the company wants to hire you for the job, and for YOU to decide if you want the job. It is NOT the time to announce either decision.

As a practical matter, you should have continued the interview to it's conclusion and then possibly had the opportunity to turn down the job offer. THAT is the time to make your decision known.

Aborting an interview is bad form. It's quite possible that companies share interview data so you're shooting yourself in the foot if you get all huffy or argumentative during the interview. Best to be businesslike. You can always justify turning down a job offer if you think the "company culture" doesn't fit your personality or career goals (which is the accepted way to say you don't want to work for the asshole who interviewed you).

Leif

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06-17-2012 07:19 PM  6 years agoPost 14
Justin Stuart (RIP)

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now he is staring at me, like he wants to kiss me. i asked him what his problem is and he told me he was waiting for me to answer him. so Neil looks at him and says that this interview is over. I told him i was not his bitch
I respect you for this action. If you can afford to do it, then you should most certainly maintain your dignity. But only if you can afford it.

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06-18-2012 11:17 AM  6 years agoPost 15
dschertz

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Jackson, MI

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Although nelig; may have needed a job, good for you. That there lies the problem with these companies. They don't hire on skills and work ethic, they go by ass kissing. I myself won't do it either. Have I lost out? a good chance of it but you have to sleep well at night by not being a pushover. Employee abuse is rampant, but there's another topic.

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06-18-2012 12:45 PM  6 years agoPost 16
Leif

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Maybe, but the interview question hardly sounded like abuse to me.

There's a type of interview called "behavioral interviewing" which is designed to identify personality traits to weed out candidates with protential problems. Companies use it to try to avoid hiring people who might "go postal" on them.

The idea is to put the candidate into a position that provoke an emotional response to see if they can be cool under pressure.

Note that I don't agree with this type of interviewing as it does leave hard feelings on the part of the interview candidate. Companies that use this technique tend to lose good candidates. I had this happen in an interview at the company I work for many years ago where the hiring manager insulted me to provoke a reaction. While I completed the interview in a business-like manner, I would never work for them.

As Neil pointed out, the risk of using this technique is that it also exposes negative personality traits of the interviewer themselves. I still think it's best to complete the interview even if you make up your mind that you don't want to work there.

Leif

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06-18-2012 04:22 PM  6 years agoPost 17
sjgusmc21

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I for one respect what you did. I think that anytime 'curse' words are used in a interview, both parties loose, especially the 'unemployed'. When I retired from the Marines, I was only half right about what to expect. I would never trade the experience and knowledge that I gained form ALL OF THE INTERVIEWS I went on. I was unemployed for 9 months and was holding weekly yard sales to pay for my bills and my ex-mistake (thank goodness for the 'extra' mre's I had saved...). Anyway, I couldn't believe the types of questions I was asked...How old are you?, I see you are a retired Marine...do you have a bad temper?, Why are you wearing a suit?, and on and on and on. On one interview with this really 'Geek-Techie' company, I was asked the 'if you have 5 soccer players on one team, and 6 on the other....' questions, and although I answered it correctly, I answered it too quickly for them, and they didn't believe I could have come up with the answer so quickly on my own. At that point, I thanked them for extending me the courtesy of the interview, but I was NOT there to have my integrity questioned. Shook their hands after they closed their dropped jaws and walked out. So, yes, you have to stand up for yourself, but just never stoop to their level. Tactics man, tactics.....

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06-24-2012 12:41 PM  6 years agoPost 18
neilg.

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i would think they would want to know what i could deliver to them with my work experience fusing glass and perhaps my understanding of lean manufacturing processess. that guy was a caveman!!!!!

i won't kiss ass, if they want me for what i know that's great. if they want someone who wags his tail get a dog.

i went on an interview before i landed this position at a specimen storage facility; unloading racks of frozen urine and destroying them using a crushing machine.

other interview was running a Breudder Press, making washers. Four mechanics in a relatively close space. Each mechanic looked like justin beaver. they were wearing headphones with a mic so they could communicate. this was a bright idea from the supervisor.

i sure know how to pick them

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06-25-2012 04:00 AM  6 years agoPost 19
T Howard

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wait one second: for the record, i beat up 4 40 year-old-women with jack daniels breath and the 5th one used a walker.

jobs are hard to find and i guess driving 38 miles, 1 hour driving time, one way is worth it.

it keeps me out of the porn sites now that i am employed
In Nomeni Patri Et Fili Spiritus Sancti

Really I know got to keep yo self busy

OHHHH crap!! That was fun

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07-04-2012 03:33 PM  6 years agoPost 20
neilg.

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well, Neil is behaving quite well these days. The workers are very respectful and so am I. I have never been around a manufacturing facility where the fork trucks have the right of way. I feel like a squirrell crossing the highway.

I come from Lean Manufacturing ideals and this company does not have a clue. Keep my mouth shut and do my job and wait for something to come along.

Story time: The fork truck drivers are so out of control; one fork truck was stopped and this other fork truck was behind him and the driver was impatient so he decided to pick the back end of the fork truck blocking the way and dropped it quickly

Wish I had time for my hobby.

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