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    #16
    Originally posted by JenJen View Post
    Just for posterity's sake.
    Thank you maybe no one will miss this now.

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      #17
      Originally posted by faith9778 View Post
      Thank you maybe no one will miss this now.
      Welcome!
      T12-L2; Burst fracture L1: Incomplete walking with AFO's and cane since 1989

      My goal in life is to be as good of a person my dog already thinks I am. ~Author Unknown

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        #18
        geeesh.. now I realized what happened above.

        Let's all make a deal - stand behind what you wrote, no editing, and if you want to retract or add something do so in a brand new post. Deal?

        It will keep us mental deficients from getting so confused.

        Last edited by tooley; 2 Aug 2012, 11:11 PM. Reason: added video

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          #19
          oh tooley. give us a hug!
          "Smells like death in a bucket of chicken!"
          http://www.elportavoz.com/

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            #20
            I'm always adding to my posts shortly after I finish. I figure nobody wants to see my pic 10 times in a row...but I can change.
            <----Open to suggestion.
            As to the real issue-if you wrote it, own it. Don't make some poor mod lock your threads b/c you're a delicate flower y'know?
            Blog:
            Does This Wheelchair Make My Ass Look Fat?

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              #21
              Sorry this is off-topic WG. You cracked me up w/ "I broke my thread".
              Blog:
              Does This Wheelchair Make My Ass Look Fat?

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                #22
                WheelieG, you got excellent advice from both Lynnifer and CG.

                To expand upon interview dos and dont's, refrain for telling future or prospective employers your current salary. Your worth to any potential employer is not based upon your current pay. Giving an existing salary can work to your detriment because you may receive a low ball number for proposed starting salary. If pushed on your existing salary, firmly state the salary range you would accept, keeping in mind the lower number of that range is likely the highest you will receive to start.

                If you are told you will receive a specific percentage of increase after a specific time period of starting the job, get it in writing before yo begin working for the employer.

                Ask if the company pays for additional education related to your work. It can be a great benefit.

                If you will need to relocate for the position, ask for relocation costs.

                Ask why the last person left the job for which you are applying. If this is a new position in the company, ask how you will be evaluated on performance and know who will do the evals.

                Do your homework on the company pre interview. Learn its strengths and weaknesses, areas of growth, largest competitors, size, names of top executives and how they came to the business (a competitor, started the biz, etc.) Know basic company history.

                Think of questions you have about the company and the position for which you are interviewing. Prospective employers appreciate interviewees who are interested in the company and aware of it.

                If you don't get the job, keep in touch with the company as you never know when you may be a perfect fit for the next opening. It could even be a better gig!

                Good luck!

                Good luck!
                Last edited by LaMemChose; 3 Aug 2012, 12:33 AM. Reason: typo

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                  #23
                  Originally posted by LaMemChose View Post
                  WheelieG, you got excellent advice from both Lynnifer and CG.

                  To expand upon interview dos and dont's, refrain for telling future or prospective employers your current salary. Your worth to any potential employer is not based upon your current pay. Giving an existing salary can work to your detriment because you may receive a low ball number for proposed starting salary. If pushed on your existing salary, firmly state the salary range you would accept, keeping in mind the lower number of that range is likely the highest you will receive to start.

                  If you are told you will receive a specific percentage of increase after a specific time period of starting the job, get it in writing before yo begin working for the employer.

                  Ask if the company pays for additional education related to your work. It can be a great benefit.

                  If you will need to relocate for the position, ask for relocation costs.

                  Ask why the last person left the job for which you are applying. If this is a new position in the company, ask how you will be evaluated on performance and know who will do the evals.

                  Do your homework on the company pre interview. Learn its strengths and weaknesses, areas of growth, largest competitors, size, names of top executives and how they came to the business (a competitor, started the biz, etc.) Know basic company history.

                  Think of questions you have about the company and the position for which you are interviewing. Prospective employers appreciate interviewees who are interested in the company and aware of it.

                  If you don't get the job, keep in touch with the company as you never know when you may be a perfect fit for the next opening. It could even be a better gig!

                  Good luck!
                  Wow! Thanks for the very detailed and informative response

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                    #24
                    Originally posted by wheeliegirl2010 View Post
                    Wow! Thanks for the very detailed and informative response
                    No worries. I worked for decades and learned from my mistakes as well as good choices. If you feel you made an error or less than the best choice, you generally don't get do overs, but you can always remember it and know better next time.

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                      #25
                      Originally posted by wheeliegirl2010 View Post
                      OK. So I ended up staying at my job. Then, my old boss came back. Right on. If it weren't for that, there's no way I could've stayed long term. A job interview opportunity came up and I turned it down (I really wasn't interested and was extremely happy with my job at the time). Now, I have had the opportunity to go to another interview. I scheduled it for tomorrow but ended up cancelling it (I thought that would be the courteous thing to do, rather than just not show up. Here's my problem, I feel like a jerk for cancelling the interview and I don't want to screw over places of future employment.
                      so the boss that i teased you about is back? o_O
                      "Smells like death in a bucket of chicken!"
                      http://www.elportavoz.com/

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                        #26
                        Originally posted by crypticgimp View Post
                        so the boss that i teased you about is back? o_O

                        ..... Yes. lol. Don't make me regret telling you that :P

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