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PostPosted: Wed Mar 27, 2013 3:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Madhatte wrote:
I definitely work for the evil Military-Industrial Complex. They just pay me to be outside and out of mind. I'll take it.


Yeah, my sticking point isn't so much with working for the government (there are plenty of government positions I would gladly fill), but working in a position that would require me to, almost completely, to put aside my personal beliefs in support of those of the current administration / federal government's foreign policy.

There was a time when I willingly operated the nuclear reactor, that helped launch the planes, that dropped bombs in an unconstitutional war. Yet now I'm not willing to put aside my own ideals in order to support that same organization, despite the numerous benefits I would receive for doing so.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 27, 2013 3:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's not so much the warfare aspect of it that I dislike as it is the fact that they and other lobbyist groups seem to have such a deathgrip hold on Congress. If they offered me a position, I would definitely take it.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 27, 2013 9:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

meh. i figure if i decided to take my own objections seriously, i really would have an FBI van shadowing me, rather than just finding the idea silly. Truthfully, i suspect that the government works much more on the apathy of very smart people than anything else. if we actually were motivated to do something, they would live in fear.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 27, 2013 9:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

oops, sorry. bleed over from a conversation on FB. I found a open wifi point this weekend called 'FBI Surveillance Van' in downtown Charleston.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 27, 2013 9:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Are these "normal" interview question?

Do you get along with women?
How would women critiquing your work make you feel?
At your current position is it male oriented? What is the makeup of the office? xx% vs. xx%
Which group do you think gives more effort?

That is all Paraphrasing, btw.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 27, 2013 10:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

sounds like maybe interview questions for an office that is undergoing either some serious sexual harassment/discrimination issues, or for an office that has strong female leaders who have had ex-military jackasses be a problem in the past.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 30, 2013 11:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have NEVER been asked questions like that. I basically work power industry maintenance, so that stuff is completely irrelevant.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 02, 2013 10:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

No one EVER asks irrelevant questions at an interview. Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 07, 2013 3:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Speaking of jobs with the federal government...I might just have one. The VA almost never hires their interns, but they might hire this one. Fingers crossed. It's a new program where they put social workers from the VA on college campuses at Student Vet Centers and such. It allows students to be that much closer to mental health services and all of the other services The VA offers. Lots of outreach, case management, and some individual and group therapy. It's kind of my dream job...at least for now.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 09, 2013 4:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Chick! wrote:
It's kind of my dream job...at least for now.


Awesome, congrats!

Just started work at my new job today in Amazon game circle.

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 09, 2013 5:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice!
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 10, 2013 2:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

[rant] I know it is not "PC" but being an attractive/hot woman or college grad in IT or Engineering will help you get an entry or mid level job. [/rant]
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 10, 2013 2:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is true for just about all jobs, everywhere, and applies to men and women.

http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/games-primates-play/201203/the-truth-about-why-beautiful-people-are-more-successful
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2013 11:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Being a woman at all in engineering will help you get a job, especially in R&D and especially if it's funded by NSF. There's a huge movement to increase the numbers of women and minorities in STEM careers right now. I used to do it for a living Smile But, being a while male has pretty much helped you get ahead for the rest of history, so all in all I think it's going to be okay in the end Smile
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 20, 2013 2:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lotan have you read about the google play rumor? Looks like google maybe creating there own app similar to Amazon Game Center.

http://games.slashdot.org/story/13/04/18/2028202/google-leak-hints-at-an-android-game-center-with-multiplayer-support
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 20, 2013 8:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have indeed. It could get interesting pretty soon.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 25, 2013 1:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Met with ExxonMobil's Global Supply Chain Manager today and he definitely mentioned using my company, TTS, on a global scale based on the results of the work my team is doing here in Malabo!

Hell's Yes! International baby! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 25, 2013 2:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

So I'm officially that guy that goes to college and makes coffee in his free time now.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 25, 2013 9:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Starbucks Baristo?
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 25, 2013 11:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, it's not fancy but it's free coffee and something to help supplement the GI Bill funds.
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