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1/11/2016 | 11:26:24 PM
Re: Jobs
"I agree. A friend of mine who is a senior developer would always visit interviews for developers and see what questions they are asking. He has an extremely satisfactory job and I don't see him leaving it anytime soon but the way he keeps himself updated that incase he leaves the job, he wouldn't have to have a training in a programming language to even be eligible for an interview."

SachinEE, I think most of the enthusiastic peoples used to do like this. Sometimes it can have a bargain power too with your employer at the time of annual appraisal for better package. 
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1/11/2016 | 11:24:09 PM
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"To me, interviewing falls under the classic Judge Judy comment: If you tell the truth, you don't have to have a good memory. Being a great interview but an incompetent fool at your job probably won't work out too well in the long run. And if your communication skills are so poor you can't interview well, that is also going to catch up with you in the long run."

Terry, if you don't have all such (technical & communicative) shills then you won't be able to through the interview process and it's totally wastage of time. But if really interested, these factors can be taken as a feedback for further improvement.
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1/11/2016 | 11:19:18 PM
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"I think leaving away from the computer screen is excellent it could be applied to looking fo  new job.  Try to attend your school alumni event or meet with a person of a industry of interested.  A person will gain a lot of insight by talking to them in person instead of trying to constantly emailing them or communicating via online chat."

Pedro, face to face communication has better effect than either email or telephonic conversation. When you talk to a person by looking to his/her face, you can have  personal touch and express the feelings in full sense with emotions. The same for response from other end too.
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1/8/2016 | 3:05:09 AM
Re: 3. Go to the bathroom
@Technocrati - it's so bizarre it almost belongs in a movie a la Office Space. By far the craziest example I know of "I'm too busy to take a bathroom break!" Glad you enjoyed it!
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Technocrati,
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1/7/2016 | 8:39:25 PM
Re: 3. Go to the bathroom

"...If we thought millennials were entitled and hyper-ambitious (in many cases without warrant), wait til you meet these kids. Kidding, kidding! I am sure they will bring a welcome breath of creativity and energy to the workplace."

 

@Broadway   Since when have you become so PC ?   

You and I know that this Gen Z will be just as worthless as all the rest of the generations before them.  

Technocrati
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Technocrati,
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1/7/2016 | 8:36:18 PM
Re: 3. Go to the bathroom

@Broadway   Who comes up with these monikers ?   Gen X, Millennials and now Gen Z.  

Enough already !   Reminds me of all the talk about "Big Data" .

 

One word:  Rubbish.

Technocrati
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Technocrati,
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1/7/2016 | 8:32:31 PM
Re: 3. Go to the bathroom

@SunitaTO    That is unbelievable !   Did your company think he was ultra committed due to this portable urinal ?  

Apparently so,  and if it means a promotion and your own office with a bathroom.

 

Where can we buy one ?   : ) 

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Technocrati,
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1/7/2016 | 8:28:24 PM
Re: 3. Go to the bathroom

@vnewman2     That is the most hilarious recount I have heard in quite a while - thanks for the laughs !     It was just in time.

Needless to say, that guy should be ashamed of himself.  I have (had) never heard of such a thing.

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Technocrati,
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1/7/2016 | 8:22:43 PM
The Two Most Forgotten Words

Number Two is also something that would go a long way.  Simply saying "please" and "thank you".

For those who don't use these two phrases often, give it a try - you will be surprised at the results.

And maybe, just maybe using these terms will catch on and become commonplace again.

Please.  

Thank You.

Technocrati
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Technocrati,
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1/7/2016 | 3:08:39 PM
New Year's Resolution # 1

Almost missed this piece - really enjoyed it as usual David.  

I really like the number one resolution which I hadn't thought about - dusting off the old resume.  

I am working now but who knows what tomorrow brings and if history is any indicator - a layoff is just around the corner.

 I'll work on it this weekend.

Happy New Year EveryOne !

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