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[#] Wed Nov 13 2013 18:39:52 EST from dothebart

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interesting chart.

fancy they make oracle legal such a big force...

very weird, If you know the microsoft->rockstar relation...

that java -> android process was closed earlier this year, right?

[#] Tue Dec 24 2013 13:58:16 EST from wizard of aahz

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Ah. Now it makes more sense.. They do need someone herding them folx.

[#] Fri Dec 27 2013 04:15:36 EST from Lynda Falstaff

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Nice surprise for me at work last week. A Christmas bonus, which amounted to almost an extra week's pay.


Thanks boss

[#] Fri Dec 27 2013 15:00:13 EST from Ladyhawke

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Grats, Bella!  Don't forget to send beer...

[#] Fri Dec 27 2013 15:31:23 EST from Ladyhawke

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Dave Grady cracks me up.  

This is how I spend most days...

[#] Wed Jan 01 2014 11:38:36 EST from Shazam

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I need help thinking up what my job title should be.

We own and run two companies, a car rental company and an accident management company. I don't deal with the customers at all.
I take the money that comes in and try to cover all the bills with it. I make sure payroll goes through every other week and that we have the money to cover it. I sort our expenses and make up financials every now and then, although I am moving into Quickbooksw from Excel and soon the program will do that for me. I reconcile to the bank every few days and am in charge of making sure every rental car has insurance and that there isn't maybe some cheaper insurance out there that we could use. I go over credit cards statements and bnk statements and credit card batches. I maintain the list of cars and the lists for the insurances.

And I want a nice sounding title that I can put on my resume because I'd love to wind up what I'm doing and leav.

[#] Wed Jan 01 2014 13:02:30 EST from wizard of aahz

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Director of Operations

[#] Wed Jan 01 2014 18:06:48 EST from fleeb

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Yeah, that's precisely it.

[#] Thu Jan 02 2014 11:53:48 EST from Shazam

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That sounds good. I like it. Thanks!
I'm a Director of Operations. Psh! Knew I went to college for something (other than learning to drink beer)

[#] Thu Jan 02 2014 13:09:39 EST from Shazam

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A difficulty has suddenly occured to me. If I want to leave, I need to find someone who is good at being a Director of Operations.
When I took this job, it never really occured to anyone that I might not know how to do it or be particularly good at it. But since I would prefer the company do well, when I go I want to find someone who is actually good at it.
I wouldn't go so far as to say I'm bad at it, but I never had any experience or training, and I've been winging it from the beginning. How could I go about finding someone whose got some experience or training? I'd have to go through resumes and such. I never went through resumes before, the other employees were hired by the owners and even the one who works under me more or less got the job because she's related to someone who knows someone, and , luckily, she's good.
You know what, I could *still* just leave it to the owners. It's just hard not to care when my husband is one of the owners and our whole family is depending on the success of these businesses.

[#] Sun Jan 05 2014 07:45:19 EST from triLcat

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comptroller, CFO, 

[#] Mon Jan 06 2014 12:32:31 EST from Shazam

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That sounds really official. Anyway, I've been talking about "when I leave" enough so as to let them know they will want to get a replacement. I really just have to stop being scared, get my files in beautiful order, and actively seek other employment.

[#] Mon Jan 13 2014 09:50:17 EST from fleeb

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A recruiter was working with me last week to get an interview for a job that looked interesting. Today, they tell me that my resume was submitted by someone else for the job, although nobody else has contacted me about it.

Now, sure, I have submitted my resume to several places, and could be pulled from Dice, Monster, or any of a variety of other places. But nobody else contacted me about this job. So now, I've been double-submitted for a particular job, which is kind of embarrassing.

And I'm not entirely sure it's truthful. I dunno... job hunting is painful enough without weird shit like this.

[#] Mon Jan 13 2014 17:01:54 EST from Ladyhawke

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A friend of mine in the industry says that often less reputable firms will pull your resume from sites like Monster without your knowledge and submit them as if they represent you.  Then, if you get hired there, even if you've self-submitted or another firm submits your resume (say, by one that *does* represent you) they hope to get credit/paid for your hire anyway.

[#] Mon Jan 13 2014 22:07:00 EST from fleeb

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I've figured it out.

The company never sent me any information about the job, but just submitted the application after talking with me over the phone briefly. I couldn't find them in e-mail, and if you talk to a lot of people, you can't remember one from the other very easily.

I didn't get an interview for that job, which sucks. It would have been perfect, but I think they may have elected to avoid me when they found two recruiters submitting my application.

I've been advised to ask for job IDs and track those, to avoid this problem while allowing the recruiter to avoid telling me who they want to submit my resume for.

It's still very irritating. Just as that company went to multiple recruiters, I naturally do the same when trying to find work. They ought to have looked at me with even more interest that two different recruiters thought I'd be good for the job. Grrr.

[#] Tue Jan 14 2014 08:17:58 EST from wizard of aahz

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Recruiters don't really are if you'll be good for the job. They care if you can get the job... Of course that just could be cynical me speaking. There are bound to be some good ones out there... somewhere.

[#] Tue Jan 14 2014 09:48:04 EST from fleeb

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Heh, in my case, if I get the job, I'm probably going to be good at it.

When I started working as a volunteer at Discovery Place, I told them I could program computers even though I'd never had access to one. Since it was a volunteer position anyway, they let me fool around with their systems, and eventually I built a database engine for them (at a time before SQL existed).

I figure stuff out pretty quickly. But I don't think people expect to run into someone like me, so I can't really cite this as a perk of hiring me.

[#] Tue Jan 14 2014 12:02:24 EST from wizard of aahz

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Do you list your sense of humor as a perk or a liability? <GRIN>

[#] Tue Jan 14 2014 13:43:52 EST from Ladyhawke

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Aahz, that is a documented Feature

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