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Re: I am possessed of an utterly insane idea, someone talk me out of it

Post by Anonymous Bosch » Tue Aug 07, 2018 6:48 pm

Drazzil wrote:
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PS can someone tell me how I can access Facebook "communities"?
This should be in a new thread. :pop:
:lol: .... but seriously can someone tell me how to use. it?
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Re: Anyone know how to get on Facebook Communities?

Post by Jeff V » Tue Aug 07, 2018 7:06 pm

The ones I'm a member of required approval by a moderator. For my subdivision's, I had to provide my address.

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Re: Anyone know how to get on Facebook Communities?

Post by Drazzil » Tue Aug 07, 2018 7:53 pm

Oh.
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Re: Anyone know how to get on Facebook Communities?

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Oh.
Don't worry, I'll PM Jeff's address to you.

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Re: Anyone know how to get on Facebook Communities?

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Let's ALL PM Jeff's address to him.
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Re: Anyone know how to get on Facebook Communities?

Post by Jeff V » Tue Aug 07, 2018 9:01 pm

It's not up to me, but if it were, request denied. No offense, if I had a group it'd be pretty damned exclusive (high school all over again)

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Re: Anyone know how to get on Facebook Communities?

Post by Moliere » Tue Aug 07, 2018 9:04 pm

Jeff V wrote:
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(high school all over again)
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Re: Anyone know how to get on Facebook Communities?

Post by Daehawk » Tue Aug 07, 2018 9:10 pm

They look a little old to be in high school...alright alright alright
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Re: Anyone know how to get on Facebook Communities?

Post by Jeff V » Tue Aug 07, 2018 9:17 pm

Daehawk wrote:
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They look a little old to be in high school...alright alright alright
I think that's the idea. I still have active friendships with that high school crowd, and we all have gray hair (if any) now.

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Re: Anyone know how to get on Facebook Communities?

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Jeff V wrote:
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It's not up to me, but if it were, request denied. No offense, if I had a group it'd be pretty damned exclusive (high school all over again)
No, I'm just wondering how the concept of communities work. I'm looking for access to a few, to see about giving away a few cats.
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Re: Anyone know how to get on Facebook Communities?

Post by Drazzil » Tue Aug 07, 2018 10:40 pm

Spamming places that I might go for cat friendly places or places to give the cats away might be a matter of gaining trust first... good to know.
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Re: Anyone know how to get on Facebook Communities?

Post by Moliere » Wed Aug 08, 2018 1:02 am

You should open a Cat Cafe.

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Re: Anyone know how to get on Facebook Communities?

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You should open a Cat Cafe.

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Re: Anyone know how to get on Facebook Communities?

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And I think I'm going to make this the rolling thread for all things for now. See how it goes.
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Re: How *does* one use a business degree after 8 years?

Post by Drazzil » Wed Aug 08, 2018 1:25 pm

Went to a very disheartening job fair today. Most "employers" were actually recruiters for something or other.

I think I am going to have difficulty using my degree with little relevent experience. Is there a way to fix this without giving my time away?
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Re: How *does* one use a business degree after 8 years?

Post by Isgrimnur » Wed Aug 08, 2018 1:27 pm

Talk to the career placement center at your college.

It's how I got my first professional job seven years after I graduated. Those graduating seniors didn't know what hit them.
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Re: How *does* one use a business degree after 8 years?

Post by Drazzil » Wed Aug 08, 2018 1:59 pm

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Talk to the career placement center at your college.

It's how I got my first professional job seven years after I graduated. Those graduating seniors didn't know what hit them.
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Re: How *does* one use a business degree after 8 years?

Post by Jeff V » Wed Aug 08, 2018 2:03 pm

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Went to a very disheartening job fair today. Most "employers" were actually recruiters for something or other.

I think I am going to have difficulty using my degree with little relevent experience. Is there a way to fix this without giving my time away?
Take some contract gigs through various temp agencies. I've had a few last over two years, long enough to be their own line item on a resume.

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Re: How *does* one use a business degree after 8 years?

Post by Kraken » Wed Aug 08, 2018 2:16 pm

You have several related things going for you: (1) Many companies in many parts of the country are begging for workers; (2) you are willing to relocate; (3) you only expect entry-level salary and benefits (in contrast to recent grads whose expectations might be inflated); and (4) you have more life experience than recent grads. Altogether you're in a stronger negotiating position than you might think, and you should approach recruiters with confidence. You want to project the idea that you're better than the competition for all the reasons I listed.

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Re: How *does* one use a business degree after 8 years?

Post by stessier » Wed Aug 08, 2018 2:52 pm

Kraken wrote:
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You have several related things going for you: (1) Many companies in many parts of the country are begging for workers; (2) you are willing to relocate; (3) you only expect entry-level salary and benefits (in contrast to recent grads whose expectations might be inflated); and (4) you have more life experience than recent grads. Altogether you're in a stronger negotiating position than you might think, and you should approach recruiters with confidence. You want to project the idea that you're better than the competition for all the reasons I listed.
I wouldn't recommend he go anywhere near a recruiter without first having worked extensively on his interviewing skills. I only have this board to go on, but I'm betting there is substantial room for improvement. Your college career center should be able to help there as well.
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Re: How *does* one use a business degree after 8 years?

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stessier wrote:
Wed Aug 08, 2018 2:52 pm
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You have several related things going for you: (1) Many companies in many parts of the country are begging for workers; (2) you are willing to relocate; (3) you only expect entry-level salary and benefits (in contrast to recent grads whose expectations might be inflated); and (4) you have more life experience than recent grads. Altogether you're in a stronger negotiating position than you might think, and you should approach recruiters with confidence. You want to project the idea that you're better than the competition for all the reasons I listed.
I wouldn't recommend he go anywhere near a recruiter without first having worked extensively on his interviewing skills. I only have this board to go on, but I'm betting there is substantial room for improvement. Your college career center should be able to help there as well.
Agreed. What I was getting at is that self-confidence is part of that. If you plop down in a chair projecting a loser attitude, you will lose.

Interviews are largely theater. The interviewer is starting out with a conclusion based on your resume, and if that conclusion wasn't already tentatively positive, you wouldn't be there. As in any theater, rehearsal is invaluable.

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Re: How *does* one use a business degree after 8 years?

Post by Holman » Wed Aug 08, 2018 3:29 pm

Hey Drazzil,

May I request that you give the thread title a prefix (e.g. "[Drazzil MegaThread]") followed by whatever text you're changing it too?

Otherwise it's a little confusing.
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Re: How *does* one use a business degree after 8 years?

Post by naednek » Wed Aug 08, 2018 4:52 pm

stessier wrote:
Wed Aug 08, 2018 2:52 pm
Kraken wrote:
Wed Aug 08, 2018 2:16 pm
You have several related things going for you: (1) Many companies in many parts of the country are begging for workers; (2) you are willing to relocate; (3) you only expect entry-level salary and benefits (in contrast to recent grads whose expectations might be inflated); and (4) you have more life experience than recent grads. Altogether you're in a stronger negotiating position than you might think, and you should approach recruiters with confidence. You want to project the idea that you're better than the competition for all the reasons I listed.
I wouldn't recommend he go anywhere near a recruiter without first having worked extensively on his interviewing skills. I only have this board to go on, but I'm betting there is substantial room for improvement. Your college career center should be able to help there as well.
If he brings his cat to the interview that should give him some bonus points...
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Re: How *does* one use a business degree after 8 years?

Post by Drazzil » Wed Aug 08, 2018 9:09 pm

naednek wrote:
Wed Aug 08, 2018 4:52 pm
stessier wrote:
Wed Aug 08, 2018 2:52 pm
Kraken wrote:
Wed Aug 08, 2018 2:16 pm
You have several related things going for you: (1) Many companies in many parts of the country are begging for workers; (2) you are willing to relocate; (3) you only expect entry-level salary and benefits (in contrast to recent grads whose expectations might be inflated); and (4) you have more life experience than recent grads. Altogether you're in a stronger negotiating position than you might think, and you should approach recruiters with confidence. You want to project the idea that you're better than the competition for all the reasons I listed.
I wouldn't recommend he go anywhere near a recruiter without first having worked extensively on his interviewing skills. I only have this board to go on, but I'm betting there is substantial room for improvement. Your college career center should be able to help there as well.
If he brings his cat to the interview that should give him some bonus points...
Funny you should say that. I went to a job fair where I met employers, just to see where I might land. Then I went to a jobs class, where we did mock interviews.

I was complimented on my knowledge and answers, so maybe I might be okay.
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Re: How *does* one use a business degree after 8 years?

Post by Isgrimnur » Wed Aug 08, 2018 9:29 pm

Success is passing for normal for minutes at a time.
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Re: How *does* one use a business degree after 8 years?

Post by Drazzil » Thu Aug 09, 2018 12:28 am

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Success is passing for normal for minutes at a time.
Right? Once I'm in the door and past the ninety they bought you.

Gosh I miss WAG. I was okay with not going back because the commute sucked when I left... and it ssuuuuuuuuucccccksss now.

I couldnt imagine working there now that moms in the home, but maybe I should have stuck with it till I found something better.

Oh well. Burned that bridge.
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Re: How *does* one use a business degree after 8 years?

Post by Smoove_B » Thu Aug 09, 2018 9:37 am

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Oh well. Burned that bridge.
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Re: How *does* one use a business degree after 8 years?

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Drazzil wrote:
Thu Aug 09, 2018 12:28 am
Isgrimnur wrote:
Wed Aug 08, 2018 9:29 pm
Success is passing for normal for minutes at a time.
Right? Once I'm in the door and past the ninety they bought you.
If you are looking to use your business degree, this mindset won't work for you. Unless CA has some weird rules around salaried positions I don't know about - which I guess is totally possible.
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Re: How *does* one use a business degree after 8 years?

Post by morlac » Thu Aug 09, 2018 10:32 am

The same way you did 8 years ago....as a wall decoration.

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The same way you did 8 years ago....as a wall decoration.

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Re: How *does* one use a business degree after 8 years?

Post by em2nought » Thu Aug 09, 2018 12:07 pm

naednek wrote:
Wed Aug 08, 2018 4:52 pm
If he brings his cat to the interview that should give him some bonus points...
Two birds, one stone if he asks the interviewer if (insert appropriate personal pronoun) would like a nice pussy cat?
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Re: How *does* one use a business degree after 8 years?

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morlac wrote:
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The same way you did 8 years ago....as a wall decoration.
Aren't you just a ray of sunshine.
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Re: I am possessed of an utterly insane idea, someone talk me out of it

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So my stupid brain says "See! You've been good!... Spend something *somewhere* You *deserve it!"
Treat yourself. Buy $100 bank notes and store then at the bank. I mean seriously, go to the bank, get a bunch of $100s, then deposit them.
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Re: How *does* one use a business degree after 8 years?

Post by Jeff V » Thu Aug 09, 2018 2:55 pm

Good idea. Draz, I have some I can sell you and as part of a friends and family deal, I'll only mark them up 10%. Such a deal! :ninja:

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Re: How *does* one use a business degree after 8 years?

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Holman wrote:
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Hey Drazzil,

May I request that you give the thread title a prefix (e.g. "[Drazzil MegaThread]") followed by whatever text you're changing it too?

Otherwise it's a little confusing.
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Re: I am possessed of an utterly insane idea, someone talk me out of it

Post by Drazzil » Thu Aug 09, 2018 11:36 pm

LawBeefaroni wrote:
Thu Aug 09, 2018 2:50 pm
Drazzil wrote:
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So my stupid brain says "See! You've been good!... Spend something *somewhere* You *deserve it!"
Treat yourself. Buy $100 bank notes and store then at the bank. I mean seriously, go to the bank, get a bunch of $100s, then deposit them.

I tried that. At least Twice. When I made 25,000 in savings, then again with the 20 or so thousand. I wanted the money brought to the counting room so that it could go thru my hands at least once. Turns out if you order that much cash they have to put it on "special order" and you have to wait some days.
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Re: How *does* one use a business degree after 8 years?

Post by Kraken » Fri Aug 10, 2018 1:45 am

When somebody crowds me at a checkout line, I say "I'm sorry, I like to take a moment alone with my money to say goodbye." Or at least I imagine myself saying that.

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Re: How *does* one use a business degree after 8 years?

Post by wonderpug » Fri Aug 10, 2018 8:45 am

Kraken wrote:
Fri Aug 10, 2018 1:45 am
When somebody crowds me at a checkout line, I say "I'm sorry, I like to take a moment alone with my money to say goodbye." Or at least I imagine myself saying that.
"Sir, you've been mumbling and chuckling to yourself for the past 10 minutes. Can you please move on?"

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Re: How *does* one use a business degree after 8 years?

Post by Moliere » Fri Aug 10, 2018 11:38 pm

Drazzil wrote:
Thu Aug 09, 2018 1:58 pm
morlac wrote:
Thu Aug 09, 2018 10:32 am
The same way you did 8 years ago....as a wall decoration.
Aren't you just a ray of sunshine.
Given the history of these threads it's also more than likely the truth.
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