Anecdote. I was doing some consultancy work for a Waste Disposal Company at one time. It was after office hours and I was there by myself. Some bloke knocked on the door. I went out and asked him what he wanted. "I'm looking for a job" he says. "Doing what ?" I asked. "I can drive a truck" he says. "I don't work here" I said "and I don't know if they are hiring. But would you let me photocopy your licence and get your contact details" "Sure" he says and gave me his licence which I noted was for heavy articulated vehicles. I wrote a brief note and put it and the licence copy on the bosses desk.
Two days later, I saw the guy at work again. "The boss rang me and I start today" he says.
I’d say keep being persistent. The need is clearly there if you can make it through the red tape. It’s not uncommon for the online software to have failed them and they don’t even know you’re re-attempting. Like trying to get past the automated menu to speak with a human at some places!
It's reached a point where ,me being persistent, could end up being annoying, or trespassing. Sadly the right doesn't know what the left is doing, and they blame each other.
I still feel that I was THAT CLOSE!!
After my backing tests ,the man who helped interview me said, " here's what you did wrong, you really need to jacknife that thing!"
I felt very uncomfortable almost jackknifing someone else's very expensive piece of equipment! It also shows how their backing test is 20 ft to short, and 99% of the time in the real world i approached any dock or parking spot to back into at a 90 degree angle, not paralleL. I can then position my trailer to more of a 45% and follow the curve."
All of this I can handle and do differently, if given a second opportunity.
Post by northstarmom on Mar 28, 2019 10:56:47 GMT -5
View applying for jobs as a job in itself. The more jobs you apply for and the more carefully you individualize your applications the greater the likelihood you will get a job. Do not put all of your hopes in any particular job. Even if you get interviewed and the interview goes well keep applying elsewhere.
It took me 10 months to find a job. This includes some major disappointments such as a job that was cancelled just as I was being hired. It ended up that I got s better job than I would have if the other jobs had come through. The job that I got I was such a good match for that the organization was so eager to hire me that they invited me for an interview before I’d finished my application.
misssunnybunny: You're welcome! So glad to hear you had a great day
Jan 19, 2019 16:34:01 GMT -5
worksforme2: anyone hear anything lately from mrslowmaintenance or smartkat?
Jan 24, 2019 18:06:02 GMT -5
petrushka: Just saw the forecast for Mildura at 47C -- I hope you and Ms. Enna are going to be ok Baz. That's getting dangerous.
Jan 24, 2019 20:10:00 GMT -5
lifeinwoodinville: I last heard from mrslowmaintenance about a month ago. I have been in regular contact with her for the last year and a half. I feel comfortable in saying that her situation remains unchanged. If you want to know more PM me.
Jan 25, 2019 22:36:50 GMT -5
worksforme2: Hey baza,...I know it's hot and dry down under. N.C. is having record rainfall. I would gladly trade some rain for some sunshine....
Feb 22, 2019 20:28:35 GMT -5
tamara68: Today it's steak and blowjob day! I suppose the steak is for those who don't get a blowjob.
Mar 14, 2019 16:49:49 GMT -5
petrushka: tamara68 Laughing with tears in my eyes. And my steak is going to be semolina gruel, due to some tummy upset :-\
Mar 15, 2019 1:11:10 GMT -5
misssunnybunny: So sad to hear the news from New Zealand. Boston Strong supports Kiwi Strong!!
Mar 15, 2019 7:46:22 GMT -5
petrushka: I was gobsmacked when I heard. This is just not us. In all of 2017 we had 37 murders in the country ..... I think the echo chambers of "social media" have a lot to answer for.
Mar 15, 2019 18:45:45 GMT -5
baza: Feeling for our Brothers and Sisters across the ditch Brother petrushka .
Mar 15, 2019 19:27:50 GMT -5
misssunnybunny: petrushka, I thought I read the headline wrong (this stuff happens here, not in NZ). It is frightening the hate that is being spread; it makes my heart hurt.
Mar 15, 2019 20:46:54 GMT -5
saarinista: All of us, IMHO, should try to be civil and kind as much as possible in person and online. I actively Tweet (civilly) on political matters and am horrified by the rancor & trolling on both sides of the spectrum, which only inflames unstable people.
Mar 19, 2019 23:21:20 GMT -5
saarinista: is anyone else watching March Madness?
Mar 24, 2019 11:44:48 GMT -5
worksforme2: doesn't much look like it...
Mar 27, 2019 12:20:10 GMT -5
saarinista: Well, my team is going to the Final Four! I am beyond thrilled. Basketball is life.
Apr 1, 2019 0:47:14 GMT -5
misssunnybunny: Congrats! Yay! I don't know how many people see the shout box, I don't think it shows up not he mobile version of the site. Maybe post something in the Off Topic section and more folks may see it?
Apr 1, 2019 15:38:34 GMT -5
wewbwb: Or, maybe baseball season started . . .
Apr 2, 2019 5:27:34 GMT -5
flashjohn: saarinista, my alma mater, Texas Tech, is also in the final four.
Apr 3, 2019 14:59:01 GMT -5
saarinista: : flashjohn Ruh, roh. Then we have to be mortal enemies for the weekend because I went to MSU!
Apr 4, 2019 16:09:20 GMT -5