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    Re: Gear Grinding 7: Really? This crap again?

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    Originally posted by bigblue_dl
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    Originally posted by Kepler
    When the giraffes start building radio telescopes they can join too.
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      I laboriously typed a long gear grinder on my phone earlier today and when I submitted it I got "thread closed." That ground my gears.

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        Re: Gear Grinding 7: Really? This crap again?

        You tried to post to Grindr?
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        Originally posted by SanTropez
        May your paint thinner run dry and the fleas of a thousand camels infest your dead deer.
        Originally posted by bigblue_dl
        I don't even know how to classify magic vagina smoke babies..
        Originally posted by Kepler
        When the giraffes start building radio telescopes they can join too.
        He's probably going to be a superstar but that man has more baggage than North West

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          Re: Gear Grinding 7: Really? This crap again?

          No, he said he was putting up something long.
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          "One does not simply walk into Mordor. Its Black Gates are guarded by more than just Orcs. There is evil there that does not sleep, and the Great Eye is ever watchful. It is a barren wasteland, riddled with fire and ash and dust, the very air you breathe is a poisonous fume." Boromir

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            Re: Gear Grinding 7: Really? This crap again?

            I hate the entire job interview process. As an applicant the pressure is on you to be 100% perfect in every little detail. Yet when the hiring party messes up, you can just be left hanging in the wind.

            On July 21 I had an interview with a high-end outdoor retailer for a management position at their Downtown Chicago store. They took till early September to get back to me. I then went in for a 2nd interview on Sept. 13th. During that interview I was told I could expect to be contacted by an HR person from the store's corporate office for a phone interview. I was told to expect to be contacted within a week. I never heard anything from anyone so I called the guy I was interviewing with at the Chicago store on Sept. 21. That call just seemed to annoy the hell out of the guy and made me feel like I was nagging him. I still haven't heard anything as of today.

            Both in-person interviews seemed to go great. It's when the corporate HR person got involved when things went South. Every other interview process I've been through, I've had a solid idea on where I stood. I've never had the process turn like this one did. I really wanted this job as it would have been a significant pay raise and would have allowed me to make some much wanted changes to my life. Not liking the feeling of doing everything right and then getting crapped on....
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              Re: Gear Grinding 7: Really? This crap again?

              Originally posted by RaceBoarder View Post
              I hate the entire job interview process. As an applicant the pressure is on you to be 100% perfect in every little detail. Yet when the hiring party messes up, you can just be left hanging in the wind.
              This is an unavoidable consequence of which party has the greater power. Unless you can hit a curveball with 108 mph escape velocity, you, like me and everyone here, are a fungible on the market. The employer controls the paychecks and has all the power until they offer.

              I've opened reqs for 1 slot and had 100 qualified applicants within days. When your in-box is that full of interchangeables you look for any reason to cut. I'm sure I have cut applicants because they made a typo or because their resume stuck to the next one in the stack and I missed it or because I had a bad lunch and was in an unreceptive mood.

              Job hunting is the worst thing on the planet that doesn't directly physically harm you.
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                Re: Gear Grinding 7: Really? This crap again?

                Originally posted by Kepler View Post
                This is an unavoidable consequence of which party has the greater power. Unless you can hit a curveball with 108 mph escape velocity, you, like me and everyone here, are a fungible on the market. The employer controls the paychecks and has all the power until they offer.

                I've opened reqs for 1 slot and had 100 qualified applicants within days. When your in-box is that full of interchangeables you look for any reason to cut. I'm sure I have cut applicants because they made a typo or because their resume stuck to the next one in the stack and I missed it or because I had a bad lunch and was in an unreceptive mood.

                Job hunting is the worst thing on the planet that doesn't directly physically harm you.
                And then there's the case where the recruiter does the cutting for you, and usually ends up doing something illegal behind your back.

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                  Re: Gear Grinding 7: Really? This crap again?

                  Originally posted by Kepler View Post
                  This is an unavoidable consequence of which party has the greater power. Unless you can hit a curveball with 108 mph escape velocity, you, like me and everyone here, are a fungible on the market. The employer controls the paychecks and has all the power until they offer.

                  I've opened reqs for 1 slot and had 100 qualified applicants within days. When your in-box is that full of interchangeables you look for any reason to cut. I'm sure I have cut applicants because they made a typo or because their resume stuck to the next one in the stack and I missed it or because I had a bad lunch and was in an unreceptive mood.

                  Job hunting is the worst thing on the planet that doesn't directly physically harm you.
                  Most of the internships at my company are at 400-1,000 applicants/position. Full-time positions are around 200-300.

                  I agree, it's still a bullsh~t system. It's why I had to work for another company for a number of years, get contracted out to my current company, then I got hired within six months of being contracted. Job searching and the tools they use now are such garbage. Especially given some of the interns that have made it through. Complete busts that should have easily been caught at the interview level. Others have less impressive resumes and have received reviews from me like, "If you don't make sure this person has an offer letter in their hand when they turn in the badge at the end of the summer, you will be making a massive mistake."

                  The GPA requirements alone for some of these positions has become absurd. I have always hated GPA as the primary measure of the person. I get you have to cut, but it's a terrible way to make the first cut.
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                  Originally posted by SanTropez
                  May your paint thinner run dry and the fleas of a thousand camels infest your dead deer.
                  Originally posted by bigblue_dl
                  I don't even know how to classify magic vagina smoke babies..
                  Originally posted by Kepler
                  When the giraffes start building radio telescopes they can join too.
                  He's probably going to be a superstar but that man has more baggage than North West

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                    Re: Gear Grinding 7: Really? This crap again?

                    Originally posted by dxmnkd316 View Post
                    The GPA requirements alone for some of these positions has become absurd. I have always hated GPA as the primary measure of the person. I get you have to cut, but it's a terrible way to make the first cut.
                    I went through some old Keweenawans (Houghton area yearbooks) from the 60s one time. The executive boards of the fraternities/service organizations depicted nice clean-cut looking young go-getters and proudly boasted their 2.15 GPAs.

                    When I was in I knew a CS major who intentionally broke up a 4.0 his senior year because he felt it would make him look too robotic in the eyes of interviewers.
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                      Re: Gear Grinding 7: Really? This crap again?

                      I think the longest I've had a company take to get back to me was four months, and it was an email to tell me they weren't even filling the position.
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                        Re: Gear Grinding 7: Really? This crap again?

                        Call me an entitled Millennial, but yea, eff this system.

                        The nerves alone from wondering if I blew my chance at contact with the Corporate HR person have taken at least a few minutes off the back end of my life. I'm having flashbacks to 2003-04 cell service in the U.P. where your phone would sit on your end table silently as you watched a movie. Then in an instant it'd blow up with 3 missed calls and a voicemail all from the last 90 minutes.

                        It's hard to second guess the feeling that I torpedoed my chances by following up on this

                        Sidebar: How important are Linked-in accounts now? As someone who's never used it, I'm wondering if it's suicide to continue this way. I'm just wary of using social media to get a job. I get that my Facebook and name are probably googled by a potential employer, but wondering if not having Linked-in will prevent me from getting to that step. It's hard cause I'm in a lovely in-between area of retail: looking for management positions in a specialized corner of the retail world.
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                          Re: Gear Grinding 7: Really? This crap again?

                          I only had one company ever get back to me. One. That was Pfizer telling me I was overqualified for the position and thanking me for applying. Not a single company e-mailed me back or called me. Probably hundreds of applications.

                          My previous company was the one that hired me out of college. I never applied with them, they called me because they saw my resume on the school's job posting system.
                          Code:
                          As of 9/21/10:         As of 9/13/10:
                          College Hockey 6       College Football 0
                          BTHC 4                 WCHA FC:  1
                          Originally posted by SanTropez
                          May your paint thinner run dry and the fleas of a thousand camels infest your dead deer.
                          Originally posted by bigblue_dl
                          I don't even know how to classify magic vagina smoke babies..
                          Originally posted by Kepler
                          When the giraffes start building radio telescopes they can join too.
                          He's probably going to be a superstar but that man has more baggage than North West

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                            Re: Gear Grinding 7: Really? This crap again?

                            Originally posted by RaceBoarder View Post
                            I'm having flashbacks to 2003-04 cell service in the U.P. where your phone would sit on your end table silently as you watched a movie. Then in an instant it'd blow up with 3 missed calls and a voicemail all from the last 90 minutes.


                            Jeebus...
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                            As of 9/21/10:         As of 9/13/10:
                            College Hockey 6       College Football 0
                            BTHC 4                 WCHA FC:  1
                            Originally posted by SanTropez
                            May your paint thinner run dry and the fleas of a thousand camels infest your dead deer.
                            Originally posted by bigblue_dl
                            I don't even know how to classify magic vagina smoke babies..
                            Originally posted by Kepler
                            When the giraffes start building radio telescopes they can join too.
                            He's probably going to be a superstar but that man has more baggage than North West

                            Comment


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                              Re: Gear Grinding 7: Really? This crap again?

                              Originally posted by dxmnkd316 View Post
                              I only had one company ever get back to me. One. That was Pfizer telling me I was overqualified for the position and thanking me for applying. Not a single company e-mailed me back or called me. Probably hundreds of applications.

                              My previous company was the one that hired me out of college. I never applied with them, they called me because they saw my resume on the school's job posting system.
                              I've only ever had one company get back to me with a negative response, it was for a job with an insurance company's operation's division in St. Paul. The rest just stop responding when they're not interested. If anything, a lack of response after an interview speaks more of the company than anything else. You know the people there wouldn't have valued you in the least.
                              "The party told you to reject the evidence of your eyes and ears. It was their final, most essential command." George Orwell, 1984

                              "One does not simply walk into Mordor. Its Black Gates are guarded by more than just Orcs. There is evil there that does not sleep, and the Great Eye is ever watchful. It is a barren wasteland, riddled with fire and ash and dust, the very air you breathe is a poisonous fume." Boromir

                              "Good news! We have a delivery." Professor Farnsworth

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