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Old 04-06-13, 12:31 PM
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Originally Posted by Roody View Post
Yeah, but then you'd have to go through that whole interview process again, and decide if yourself is the best qualified.
You'd be hired because no else would apply. Nobody would want to be interviewed by you. "You" NOT meaning Roody.
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Originally Posted by I-Like-To-Bike View Post
Third time, then I will quit asking.
What "ethical"job have you found that meets your personal integrity requirements?
A response that it no one's business but your own is alright. But you seem to repeatedly post that you can't find a suitable interviewer, let alone a suitable job.
Just where did you read that I can't find a suitable interviewer? Your inability to grasp the obvious is showing us all where you would be on the scale of emotions.

You don't deserve to view my résumé. Right now I drive a school bus. How about you? Who have you murdered lately?
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Originally Posted by I-Like-To-Bike View Post
I'm sure I have seen some movies where that situation is played for laughs. Someone insults or slights someone else whom they never expect to see again, and guess who turns up as the new boss, or prospective in-law. Can't think of the specific movie titles.
The case which immediately comes to mind for me wasn't a fictional story. I knew the people involved.
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Originally Posted by Smallwheels View Post
Just where did you read that I can't find a suitable interviewer? Your inability to grasp the obvious is showing us all where you would be on the scale of emotions.

You don't deserve to view my résumé. Right now I drive a school bus. How about you? Who have you murdered lately?
I think your résumé would be quite impressive, but I could be wrong. Right now I am retired; will be tomorrow too.
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Any particular reason for changing jobs so often? Did your transportation assets have anything to do with it?
Construction, job finishes, need to get another one... As for the transportation I pretty well HAD to have a car as the jobs were in different areas all over the country even... I wonder if I ever would have tried to get any of these jobs telling the interviewer that all I had was my bicycle for personal transportation, how many of them I would have actually got?
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Originally Posted by Roody View Post
Lol isn't that supposed to be the whole purpose of a job interview? But you're right of course. There is no way for the interviewer to let to know the applicant in an interview. That's why there's an entire industry of seminars and self-help books to teach people how to lie and B.S. their way through the interview.
What I meant was that a short interview is not enough time to really get to know your potential boss and what type of a person he/she is ( ie. unless you're a psychic and know how to read other people). How could a job applicant hate their potential boss when they haven't even worked for them yet ??...Also it's not a very good idea to tell lies and BS your through an interview, beacuse it can come back and bite you in your ass later on... I've never needed any self-help self improvement books to land me a job..So all those self help books and other self empowerment stuff out there is just BS.
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Originally Posted by 350htrr View Post
Construction, job finishes, need to get another one... As for the transportation I pretty well HAD to have a car as the jobs were in different areas all over the country even... I wonder if I ever would have tried to get any of these jobs telling the interviewer that all I had was my bicycle for personal transportation, how many of them I would have actually got?
Makes sense. Or how many of the jobs you would have gotten arguing with the interviewers over any subject, no matter how right you may have been.
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Old 04-06-13, 05:57 PM
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What I meant was that a short interview is not enough time to really get to know your potential boss and what type of a person he/she is ( ie. unless you're a psychic and know how to read other people). How could a job applicant hate their potential boss when they haven't even worked for them yet ??...Also it's not a very good idea to tell lies and BS your through an interview, beacuse it can come back and bite you in your ass later on... I've never needed any self-help self improvement books to land me a job..So all those self help books and other self empowerment stuff out there is just BS.
I guess the irony goes right over your head. You say that you can't get to know another person in a short interview, but the whole point of the interview is for the boss to get to know you! So you're contradicting yourself.

i know we're brainwashed throughout school and college that a job interview is a sacred rite like the Mass, and you have to do everything just right, with proper reverence, or God (the interviewer) will hate you and send you to Purgatory. And now I'm learning from several of the posts here that the interviewer might even come back in the distant future, when you're working at a different job, and make your entire life a living hell!
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Originally Posted by Roody View Post
I guess the irony goes right over your head. You say that you can't get to know another person in a short interview, but the whole point of the interview is for the boss to get to know you! So you're contradicting yourself.
Sometimes an interview goes very well and people get hired for a certain job only to quit or get fired after few months... No, a job interview only gives the interviewer a very limited view of who the potential employee really is, I've seen it too many times.

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And now I'm learning from several of the posts here that the interviewer might even come back in the distant future, when you're working at a different job, and make your entire life a living hell!
Reality check for you !!..Long time ago I used to work for a company that I was laid off due to shortage of work. 3 years later I was chainging jobs and applying to a different company only to find out that the interviewer was a production supervisor at my pervious company that I worked for many years ago.
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Originally Posted by I-Like-To-Bike View Post
Makes sense. Or how many of the jobs you would have gotten arguing with the interviewers over any subject, no matter how right you may have been.
I have been fired from jobs where the superintendent was shaking his fist at me and screaming in front of everybody that, I will NEVER work for him again, 3 months later he is begging me to come work for him on a different job, and when I said no thanks, I try not to work for A-Holes, he said not to take what he said personally. When somebody is shaking his fists at me and screaming at me that I'm not "good enough" I take it personal... As for the OP you need to be firm, and realize what you bring to the table IS GOOD enough (usually), not worry about minor things... I'm very specialized in my work so... I do have some leeway as to what I can expect...
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Originally Posted by Roody View Post
i know we're brainwashed throughout school and college that a job interview is a sacred rite like the Mass, and you have to do everything just right, with proper reverence, or God (the interviewer) will hate you and send you to Purgatory. And now I'm learning from several of the posts here that the interviewer might even come back in the distant future, when you're working at a different job, and make your entire life a living hell!
Consider a job interview as you would consider a first date. If your date makes a bad impression then, chances are good you wouldn't even consider a second date. The same is true if your date is disappointed with your behaviour at that point. Later, as the two of you become more familiar with each other, the mood relaxes somewhat.

The same should be true at a job interview. You and the potential employer are both working to determine whether things should go any further.
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Consider a job interview as you would consider a first date. If your date makes a bad impression then, chances are good you wouldn't even consider a second date. The same is true if your date is disappointed with your behaviour at that point. Later, as the two of you become more familiar with each other, the mood relaxes somewhat.

The same should be true at a job interview. You and the potential employer are both working to determine whether things should go any further.
All very true. You wouldn't think that adults would need such advice.
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Consider a job interview as you would consider a first date. If your date makes a bad impression then, chances are good you wouldn't even consider a second date. The same is true if your date is disappointed with your behaviour at that point. Later, as the two of you become more familiar with each other, the mood relaxes somewhat.

The same should be true at a job interview. You and the potential employer are both working to determine whether things should go any further.
Thanks for the advice, although I don't really need it. Unless some big surprise happens, I will stay at my current job for eight more years, then retire.
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All very true. You wouldn't think that adults would need such advice.
Sadly, I've seen or heard too many stories about bright, qualified people who blew their chances at a job by doing something dumb during the interview. And I've seen or heard more than a few stories about employers who were not able to get good workers because of the way they acted in the interview.
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Sadly, I've seen or heard too many stories about bright, qualified people who blew their chances at a job by doing something dumb during the interview. And I've seen or heard more than a few stories about employers who were not able to get good workers because of the way they acted in the interview.
It a possibility that some people are pressured into taking job interviews by some authority such as parents, welfare office or parole officer, and the interviewee is not disappointed when rejected. Another possibility is the interviewee has no intention of getting a job but places some other agenda first (bicycling issues for example) that does not include/allow taking the interview seriously.
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Well, job interviewers often make hiring decisions based on surface traits such as the firmness of the handshake or the mode of transportation. The shallowness of their snap judgments is rivaled by intruding do-gooders on the internet--those who make unwarranted assumptions about people they've never met, or offer sanctimonious advice where none is needed.
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Roody, it was not my intention to make assumptions about you or to give you advice you neither wanted nor needed. If that was what came across, I offer my humblest apology. My comments were simply in response to some of the posts in this thread and were not meant as personal slights against anyone. I appreicate your insights and opinions.
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Well if they call you for an interview and you get there smart and on time that shows you have transport to get to work.

If necessadry public transport but you can say i actually prefer to cycle so I can arrive at work fresh and alert, do you have a cyclescheme
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It a possibility that some people are pressured into taking job interviews by some authority such as parents, welfare office or parole officer, and the interviewee is not disappointed when rejected. Another possibility is the interviewee has no intention of getting a job but places some other agenda first (bicycling issues for example) that does not include/allow taking the interview seriously.
Add unemployment to that list. In NC you have to "prove" that you are actively seeking a job to draw unemployment.

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Add unemployment to that list. In NC you have to "prove" that you are actively seeking a job to draw unemployment.

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That's pretty standard. It's the same in California and Arkansas for sure, and probably in every other state.
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That's pretty standard. It's the same in California and Arkansas for sure, and probably in every other state.
Never bothered to check the laws in other states, but NC I know about, would not be surprised if it wasn't a general requirement. Just adding it to ILTB's list

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That's the main reason? Really? It's not all lollipops and rainbows up there either.

In the US, my sister received ACL surgery in less that 6 weeks through workers comp insurance. In Ontario my mother-in-law had to wait for over a year and a half for knee replacement surgery.

My brother-in-law received shoulder surgery in the US within 3 weeks of an injury. Years previous he was told the wait time for an MRI for his shoulder was over six months (in Ontario).

My wife cannot currently find a doctor (in Toronto, Canada's largest city) because no one is taking new patients, and it took 3 visits to a clinic and one to an emergency room for a diagnosis for a condition that would have been diagnosed within one visit in the US.

I recently received my permanent residence in Canada, and I don't receive any provincial health care coverage for 90 days, even though I will be working well before then. In the US my wife was covered even when she had no status.

The list could go on. There are problems with each system. Everyone is always so quick to state how much better the Canadian health care system is, but it's not always only about cost.
lies and exaggerations. I had an MRI the night it was requested, and a second one maybe a week or two after it was requested. No idea where that MRI rumour came from.. its similar to the "death panel" rumour that Americans talk about when they try to fight the "Obamacare". Similar, in that its not true.

The family doctor problem is partly true, yes, moreso in the big cities though. Rural area clinics will probably take you as a permanent patient if you live there. You can still get into walk in clinics for scheduled checkups and such though, that's not a problem. In the US, would you be able to go to the doctor for preventative care and as many times a year as you want - for free? Why would your wife's condition be diagnosed in 1 visit there?
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In the US, would you be able to go to the doctor for preventative care and as many times a year as you want - for free?
Yes, this is being phased in now. Before long, both private and public insurance will pay full cost for preventative care, including annual well person exams.
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Yes, this is being phased in now. Before long, both private and public insurance will pay full cost for preventative care, including annual well person exams.
That's good.

And sorry to be rude to "Jared", I just honestly don't believe every one of his stories.
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That's good.

And sorry to be rude to "Jared", I just honestly don't believe every one of his stories.
It's hard to believe horror stories about Canadian health care, since so many lies were spread during the battle over Obamacare.
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