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Old 11-16-11, 01:34 PM
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Hey Beanz - Congrats on the job. I had no idea you were looking! I read a week or so back that you were "retired" and thought you one of the lucky few who can retire early. I guess your just one of us "working stiffs" after all.
How long were you unemployed?
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Originally Posted by ill.clyde View Post
Congrats! Now lose the short sleeve and tie look!
Very Michael Douglas; Falling Down Michael Douglas, that is.



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Don't make me go all "Falling Down" on you!
OK, so two things.... first, I should read the entire thread before responding. Second, I needn't have worried about Beanz' feelings being hurt by the reference.

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So now it's Inspector Beanz huh?

Congrats dude!
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Ha ha ha thanks guys! First day, I see why they pushed me through, their good inspector is a nice guy but doesn't really know much. I was assigned to do the things he can't seem to figure out. Of course, I find the mistakes in their blueprints as usual, found two today. The boss was pretty happy to have a quality person on the force, and I had a chance to teach the other inspectors a couple of things. I see lots of opportunity in this place.

Falling down, the more I look at that clip, the more I see Mike.

Once I settle in, going to be cake. Every body there was cool. I had lunch in the inspection room at my cheesy little. I had the other two inspectors and the QC manager talking bikes ha ha. I bet I don't keep the cheesy little desk for too long.
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Just doing your best will get you noticed. It's always been that way for me. But it took a long time to get a decent desk (LOL) Great money but I always had a cra**y desk. Congrats on the new job!!
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Originally Posted by ponzini View Post
Just doing your best will get you noticed. It's always been that way for me. But it took a long time to get a decent desk (LOL) Great money but I always had a cra**y desk. Congrats on the new job!!
Thanks! Yup, little sleep wondering what the first day had in store. After 2 hours or so, I see there is no way I can go wrong. Company has made several changes for the better from what I heard today. Looking good!
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Congrats Mr. Beanz. You deserve all of the good stuff that you get.
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I don't know who the guy is in the picture, but you better give us back our Beanz quick! I need a weekend GMR video fix! Hey congrats man! Glad for ya!
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Old 11-16-11, 09:36 PM
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Originally Posted by longbeachgary View Post
Congrats Mr. Beanz. You deserve all of the good stuff that you get.
Thanks man!
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Originally Posted by seenoweevil View Post
I don't know who the guy is in the picture, but you better give us back our Beanz quick! I need a weekend GMR video fix! Hey congrats man! Glad for ya!
Ah, you want the Beanz in spandex pictures.

Thanks! As long as it don't rain, weekend GMR videos will continue.
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you want the Beanz in spandex
Who doesn't?
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100% AWESOME beanz. congrats!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! just plain AWESOME!!!!!!


beanz out of the spandex was confusing for a few minutes. then the short sleeve tie thing confused me for the rest.

i always suit up for any interview, and never wear the same suit for the second interview. I even suited up for a interview for (when they first started) Potbelly Sandwich works for the position of sandwich maker guy.
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Originally Posted by CJ C View Post
100% AWESOME beanz. congrats!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! just plain AWESOME!!!!!!


beanz out of the spandex was confusing for a few minutes. then the short sleeve tie thing confused me for the rest.

i always suit up for any interview, and never wear the same suit for the second interview. I even suited up for a interview for (when they first started) Potbelly Sandwich works for the position of sandwich maker guy.
Thanks! Yeah, I had to rotate outfits, I had 3 interviews in one week for this postition.

Forgot to mention. Was out to dinner with the parents tonight when I got a call from another employer asking if I was still looking. Sure, now the calls start coming.

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Thanks! Yeah, I had to rotate outfits, I had 3 interviews in one week for this postition.
I hope to have this same "problem" shortly. I have a phone interview lined up for Monday, and they're really seeming to push me through quickly. Sent resume on Tuesday night, got a non-automated response Wednesday around lunchtime asking when is a good time to call me, had the interview time set up by Friday afternoon.
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Funny, down to one vehicle for now, we'd have to pull a few little tricks for transportation tomorrow (I go in a little late for sign in). My Mom offered to pick kme up and drive me instead of doing car tricks. I feel like a little kid on first day of kindergarten taken in by my Mommy!
Looks like your going to be posting videos in the commuting forum now...Congrats.
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I even suited up for a interview for (when they first started) Potbelly Sandwich works for the position of sandwich maker guy.
How did that work out? I've wondered if the warning that you can overdress for a service/retail interview holds true.
 
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How did that work out? I've wondered if the warning that you can overdress for a service/retail interview holds true.
Definitely!
I didn't even wear a tie to interview for the position I currently hold. (Tech Support) It's a jeans/t-shirt job because we're back and forth working on equipment in the engineering area, so a pair of nice jeans and a casual buttondown shirt were plenty. A tie would have been overkill. I think a suit would have gotten me turned away at the lobby.
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Definitely!
I didn't even wear a tie to interview for the position I currently hold. (Tech Support) It's a jeans/t-shirt job because we're back and forth working on equipment in the engineering area, so a pair of nice jeans and a casual buttondown shirt were plenty. A tie would have been overkill. I think a suit would have gotten me turned away at the lobby.
Must be location specific as well as industry specific. Things are much more casual on the West Coast I gather. And in Tech all over.

I've always worn a suit to every interview my adult life, with the exception of a few years ago when I was interviewing internally. I can't tell if it was because HR thought I was overdoing it or they were trying to let me know my suits were all oversized from my ongoing weight loss. :-)
 
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How did that work out? I've wondered if the warning that you can overdress for a service/retail interview holds true.
Got the job on the spot, went to work one day and took a better offer the second day. the good ol days of college part time jobs, something better is always around the corner

going to start the job search again with all the weight loss i have to re-suit-up. I dont think a tailor will be able to take it in that much.
the "negitive" affects of weight loss

i do agree you can over dress but i never followed that. i may have been passed up on some jobs back in the day because of over dressing, i dont know? the career path i am on now i may need to three piece suit up to over dress.

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going to start the job search again with all the weight loss i have to re-suit-up. I dont think a tailor will be able to take it in that much.
the "negative" affects of weight loss

i do agree you can over dress but i never followed that. i may have been passed up on some jobs back in the day because of over dressing, i dont know? the career path i am on now i may need to three piece suit up to over dress.
A tailor can only take in a suit so much - I believe an inch or two at most. Otherwise the back pockets on the trousers and the shoulders on the jacket become big problems.

I have an additional problem with interviews aside from overdressing, as anyone who has heard me speak can guess. I have a "radio voice" - someone once called me the Caucasian James Earl Jones - and a very precise manner of speaking (like James Earl Jones, I've overcome a stutter.) I have to be careful to not give off an impression of a prosecuting attorney or judge, especially if I'm being interviewed by someone younger than me.
 
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Originally Posted by Neil_B View Post
Must be location specific as well as industry specific. Things are much more casual on the West Coast I gather. And in Tech all over.
More industry and less location, I think. I didn't do a full suit up for my biotech interviews back in Ohio, either. Coat and tie, yes; full suit, no. Biotech is like that, though. You spend your days in a lab coat (often in my case, in a full tyvek suit with a breather hose attached to outside air.) They don't care if you own a suit, they care if you know how not to infect the rest of your labmates with the stuff you're working with. Biotech management or sales is a different world; there, you need a suit.
I always had the "garage" jobs of the science world. The fun stuff where you actually get to do hands on work, not just be a desk jockey.
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Congrats Beanz! This looks like you are working in the right place.
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My son hired sales staff on the basis that they cared enough to put on a suit for their interview.
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Congrats Beanz! This looks like you are working in the right place.


Thanks! Seems like the right place so far.
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My son hired sales staff on the basis that they cared enough to put on a suit for their interview.
I know who to apply to when I move to Ohio. :-)
 

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