*Now the Official Jobs Thread* by popular demand

Discussion in 'The Mainboard' started by Jax Teller, Oct 18, 2011.

  1. Nandor the Relentless

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    This is the situation, and the CEO has already signed off on the press release.

    I'm basically a one-man marketing, social media, graphic design, and apparently PR department for a company that has less than 20 full-time employees, I don't exactly have the resources to be able to handle nationwide distribution all on my own.
     
  2. TheGrifter

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    Shawn, this is your first week at a new company. This is your first impression to management. It may not be word for word in your job description, but that’s not really the point. You should be capable of doing it.

    This is your chance to show they hired a rock star, and not just some middle of the road employee who is going to sit at the same desk for years on end doing the minimum.

    Not to be overly dramatic, but you are setting the tone right now for how they view you as an employee.
     
  3. Baron

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    PR falls under marketing.
     
  4. Nandor the Relentless

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    No.
     
  5. Nandor the Relentless

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    You're basically telling me to reinvent the wheel here when I've already been instructed not to.
     
  6. BamaNug

    BamaNug Quentin Quarantino
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    Pretty much exactly this.

    Have you ever been at a gas station or fast food restaurant, seen some easily fixable issue, but the fast food/gas station employee lets the issue persist because "not my job." That mentality is why that individual will likely still be in the same position in 5-10-15 years.

    The CEO has come to a newly-minted employee asking you to complete a task. Your first inclination was to avoid the task because "not my job."

    Even with the follow-up email, you could prepare a knockout memo describing the various PR firms you've researched -- pros/cons, price, area of expertise, area of distribution, etc. You could also take the opportunity to do some independent research -- hell, google "defibrillator distributors" and just go down a rabbit hole. I imagine anyone that markets to EMTs/first responders, event venues, office buildings, etc. all are in the market for defibrillators.
     
  7. BamaNug

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    No he's not. He's trying to emphasize that first impressions matter, and this is your only chance at a first impression with the CEO.
     
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  8. Nandor the Relentless

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    I never said I was going to refuse to do it. :bang:
     
  9. harvey birdman

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    I think your asking too much of him. Even at the company I worked for with over 700 employees and the marketing director being one of the highest paid employees, press releases were sent to outside firms for distribution. Now he’ll still be a rockstar if he writes the release and his boss likes it.
     
  10. Baseballman86

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    Gonna give my two cents from a different angle here. It is 100% dependent on the company and management’s expectations.

    If they expect to spend a little money on a PR firm and you are just to feed them the necessary info and be the point guy, then do that.

    If it’s one of those companies that thinks they are paying you for marketing so the budget for outside services is $0, then yea it would be bad to go out.

    Sounds like maybe it’s the first scenario, so you’re fine?
     
  11. harvey birdman

    harvey birdman Ha ha! Last laugh.
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    Agreed. Management will be pissed if they told him to research PR firms for distribution and he wastes hours trying to distribute the releases himself.
     
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  12. Nandor the Relentless

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    [​IMG]
     
  13. BamaNug

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    While fair, Shawn has not earned the benefit of any doubt
     
  14. Nandor the Relentless

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    They have no problem spending money. They've been spending $2500 a month on Pardot (email marketing software for those that don't know) since last summer and no one knows how to use it, so my big project out of the gate is to learn that. Well actually on second thought it appears they have no problem wasting money if they've been throwing away $2500 a month on software that hasn't been used for at least half a year.
     
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  15. Baseballman86

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    I hear ya. My company (consumer goods) has an entire marketing office with like 10 employees and a payroll of probably $1M, and they don’t even so much as write the caption on our product videos for social media. It’s all outsourced to agencies.

    Previous company was smaller and the marketing department of 3 did literally everything. It just all depends on the company.
     
  16. racer

    racer Better call Saul!
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    Holy shit, only Shawn could fuck up a new job this bad on day two. Jesus.
     
  17. Nandor the Relentless

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    Nothing is fucked up dumbass.
     
  18. Boo MFer!

    Boo MFer! UCF has a clown car of talent at RB and WR.
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    Did you fuck your officemate yet?
     
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  19. Nandor the Relentless

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    No. Based on the picture on her desk, I assume she is married or at least has a boyfriend so I wouldn't anyways.
     
  20. Boo MFer!

    Boo MFer! UCF has a clown car of talent at RB and WR.
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    BFD. Engaged ain’t married.
     
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  21. Nandor the Relentless

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    So what you are saying is I should invite her to a party in my pants?
     
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  22. Baron

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    [​IMG]
     
  23. Nandor the Relentless

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    Doing the elearning for Pardot is pure torture
     
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  24. racer

    racer Better call Saul!
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    bad look, bro. Don’t joke about that shit.
     
  25. Nandor the Relentless

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    Valid point, my apologies.
     
  26. racer

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    Offer came in. Lower than I expected. It feels like we’re too far apart to make it work, but I’m going to see what they’ll do.
     
  27. Doc Louis

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    That time when Shawn got paid to go to Atlanta for training!
     
  28. Boo MFer!

    Boo MFer! UCF has a clown car of talent at RB and WR.
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    Nandor the Relentless, take a picture of your desk. I want to see what little tchotchkes you have on there.
     
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  29. Nandor the Relentless

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    I haven't taken the time to add any decorations or knick knacks. It's pretty bare bones at this point.
     
  30. Nandor the Relentless

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    Actually correction, I have Kentucky Wildcats cup as my pencil and pen holder.
     
  31. Boo MFer!

    Boo MFer! UCF has a clown car of talent at RB and WR.
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    Speaking of bare bones, have you fucked that officemate yet?
     
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  32. Nandor the Relentless

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    lol no
     
  33. Boo MFer!

    Boo MFer! UCF has a clown car of talent at RB and WR.
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    Goddamnit. Give her that good Shawn Hunter dick already.
     
  34. Boo MFer!

    Boo MFer! UCF has a clown car of talent at RB and WR.
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  35. Nandor the Relentless

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    What do you mean?
     
  36. Boo MFer!

    Boo MFer! UCF has a clown car of talent at RB and WR.
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    How some people have to leave the building to access a different floor.
     
  37. Nandor the Relentless

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    Because the first floor of this complex was designed for businesses. The upper floors were for housing and have a separate entrance from the businesses.
     
  38. hood b. goode

    hood b. goode stick it to the man
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    Just had the final round interview. zoom call with c suite & other execs

    Did my homework and asked relevant questions.

    Fingers crossed
     
  39. Willpépé

    Willpépé Miles of D.
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    Good shit congrats. Hopefully they have restrictive travel for SF for a bit.
     
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  40. wes tegg

    wes tegg I'm a Guy's guy, guys.
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    oh no
     
  41. Boo MFer!

    Boo MFer! UCF has a clown car of talent at RB and WR.
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    :ded:
     
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  42. Jax Teller

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    Accepted an offer last week, waiting in background check and stuff to clear now.

    It's a slight step back in title and pay but otherwise seems to be a really good opportunity.
     
  43. momux

    momux AFAM Scholar
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    We’ve put all open positions on hold due to Coronavirus.
     
  44. Jax Teller

    Jax Teller Well-Known Member
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    Man hope the company I accepted the offer with doesn't do that. I need to start working again asap
     
  45. dukebuckeye

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    Two positions I’m recruiting for are at offer point and are being held up by Coronavirus. Both companies are Med Tech companies in Boston.
     
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  46. Jax Teller

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    This is with a supply chain company in partnership with Nissan. They haven't mentioned anything yet but since middle TN now has at least one confirmed case I have to think it might get put on hold which would really be bad for our household.
     
  47. dukebuckeye

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    Obviously all companies are different, especially within different states and industries, but I’d imagine if you already signed your offer letter then you are good to go, pending background checks.
     
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  48. hood b. goode

    hood b. goode stick it to the man
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    Oof...never thought about this
     
  49. SP1

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    For anyone needing some supplemental income...this is remote work

     
  50. TDCD

    TDCD Handling the Fisher account
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    Recruiter emailed me about a contracting role and asked for my desired rate. After I gave it he asked if that was the corp or w2 rate. why the fuck would I have given him the corp rate? Am I going crazy or is that an insane question