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My rant for the day...


A few weeks ago I started looking for a new job. I applied to three jobs. Right now I'm working as sort of a project coordinator/paper pusher/apprentice in a large construction firm.

Job 1: Almost identical position to the one I'm working in, only in BC. The attractive part about this job is getting to ride in some of the best twisties every weekend, and I'm ready to move anyways. I go into the interview with a nice shirt and pants, do a great job (in my eyes) answering the technical questions they asked. I felt like I answered each question to the absolute best of my ability. They seemed really interested, and we chatted/joked for quite a bit. I walked out of the interview thinking I had the job in the bag.


Job 2: Lab tech/assistant metallurgist, testing steel samples in a steel mill back home. I wasn't really into this job, so I walked in there with jeans. Did an ok job of answering the questions, didn't really show any enthusiasm. Didn't really want them to call me back, but just interviewd with them as a backup plan.


Job 3: Another construction company back home, maybe a little worse duty than what I'm doing now, with $2/hr better pay. I really didn't give a sh!t about this position, went into the interview with runners, jeans, and a wrinkled shirt. I had already made up my mind I wasn't interested, after they made me sit in the lounge for 20 mins past our meeting time. Gave some shallow answers to their questions, slouched in my chair, really didn't want to be there.


Today I heard back from all of them. Job 1: not interested. Job 2 and 3: we'd love to have you aboard! :mad::mad::mad::mad:
 

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In this economy except if your job is in jeopardy I would not go anywhere IMO.$2 per hr more isn't worth being the low man on the pole
 

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lol.

man it feels great to be a gangster
 

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In this economy except if your job is in jeopardy I would not go anywhere IMO.$2 per hr more isn't worth being the low man on the pole
in my situation, the economy doesn't really affect anything. I'm in part time college part time work which counts towards our studies. We usually switch employers every year, just to gain exposure.
 

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Sounds like my interview with Cook Medical and then the EPA. Cook interviewed me over the phone. A few weeks later they flew me from Albuquerque to NC to do an in-person interview (in which I spent $500 on a getup for the interview). Two weeks later, we selected someone else. Funny because the other three candidates didn't have any work experience and I had been working in a research lab. Maybe I wanted too much money.

EPA, I nailed the interview. Hell, the guys there were asking if I played tennis (which I do). I get an EMAIL back telling me they picked someone else and didn't even fill the other three positions.

Ah well, keep looking. Something better will turn up.
 

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Today I heard back from all of them. Job 1: not interested. Job 2 and 3: we'd love to have you aboard! :mad::mad::mad::mad:
Well, they think you're a slacker and they want you....what does that tell you about them???
 

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I gotta ask...

Why the fu©k would you go to an interview with that attitude? Yeah, you got two job offers but it can only believe you were the most qualified moran* that showed up for an interview. "I don't want this job, but whatever." Give me a freaking break.

You do realize that many of these positions don't have a set in stone starting wage right? If you make yourself look like a REALLY GOOD candidate, you give yourself leverage. But no, instead you went in there with a horrible attitude and happened to snag job offers with companies that are obviously desperate for warm bodies.

You said these jobs were to give you exposure in the industry, why wouldn't you want to get the best exposure possible? Maybe that guy that interviewed you is the same guy that you will go see when you graduate. Its a good possibility that he's going to remember that attitude. And when it isn't some technician position, he'll care.

Sorry that your rant triggered mine, but it's obvious that finding a job in your area is a bit easier than finding one in BC. You have to do everything you can to prevent selling yourself short. If you're a good candidate, prove it.

I agree with Vtwin, though. A tooney an hour isn't worth changing jobs.
 

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lol. The "scared of the dark" part is from a TV show. (How I Met Your Mother). I'm just trying to add support to that rumor so that it becomes stereotype.

The lazy part referred to the OP showing up in "runners" (which i assume is foreign for sneakers or running shoes), jeans, and wrinkled shirt. My comments were all in jest, so don't go grabbing your canadian tire bucks to stand in the line-up and buy a robertson screw driver to poke me in the eye.
 

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lol. The "scared of the dark" part is from a TV show. (How I Met Your Mother). I'm just trying to add support to that rumor so that it becomes stereotype.

The lazy part referred to the OP showing up in "runners" (which i assume is foreign for sneakers or running shoes), jeans, and wrinkled shirt. My comments were all in jest, so don't go grabbing your canadian tire bucks to stand in the line-up and buy a robertson screw driver to poke me in the eye.
Yes, how I met your mother.... good show... okay, I think I recall that epi.
Who says sneakers it correct term???

BTW...I [email protected] hate CRAPPY tire...if I wanted to poke you in the eye, I would use my finger.... don't worry.:p
 

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It was the one where Robin pretends to be a Minnesota Vikings fan in the Vikings bar with Marshall, but eventually reveals to the bar that she is Canadian. Good stuff.
 

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I fail to see the point in your entire exercise. Why even go to the trouble of interviewing for a job that you have no interest in taking? And if you are going to go to an interview, even if it's just as a 'back-up', why not give a full effort? I mean, what happens if the job you currently have disappears tomorrow? You're f*cked - that's what it means.
 

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+1

But we're not Canadian. See the posts above regarding their laziness and overall don'tgiveaphuckitus
 
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