*Now the Official Jobs Thread* by popular demand

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

  1. IV

    IV Freedom is the right of all sentient beings
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    The one I owned before my wedding tux
     
  2. Truman

    Truman Well-Known Member
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    I have a breakfast tux, a lunch tux, and a dinner tux.

    What's the big deal?
     
  3. The Blackfish

    The Blackfish The Fish in Black
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    I rented a tux to your wedding, and my own
     
  4. IV

    IV Freedom is the right of all sentient beings
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    buy_dont_lease
     
  5. Goose

    Goose Hi
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    Ohio State BuckeyesCincinnati BearcatsCincinnati RedsCincinnati BengalsDayton FlyersTiger WoodsFC CincinnatiBarAndGrill

    I’m supposed to meet this guy for lunch on Friday. I figure a blazer and button down will suffice. Thoughts?
     
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  6. Truman

    Truman Well-Known Member
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    Pre wedding tux imo
     
  7. Goose

    Goose Hi
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    I don’t even know why I’m asking because I’m going to wear what I said anyways
     
  8. Name P. Redacted

    Name P. Redacted I have no money and I'm also gay
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    Kansas State WildcatsSeattle Kraken

    I’m not a farmer so I wear a tux after 6pm.
     
  9. Boo MFer!

    Boo MFer! Better than Burrow last year good.
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    Joggers and a hoodie, IMO.
     
  10. Nandor the Relentless

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    Hell would have gotten me the job anyways even if I had ended up wearing that. Found out I was the only one they brought in for a second interview so as long as I didn’t shit my pants it was my job.
     
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  11. Boo MFer!

    Boo MFer! Better than Burrow last year good.
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    Damn good thing Hoss Bonaventure wasn’t a candidate for the job then.
     
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  12. seanofthedead86

    seanofthedead86 Well-Known Member
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    Finally got to talk to the recruiter lady. She was very excited about my resume and then when it got time to talk salary it was a no go which sucks.
     
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  13. steamengine

    steamengine I don’t want to press one for English!
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    I never wear any of my tuxedos for interviews. Need to change that.
     
  14. Boo MFer!

    Boo MFer! Better than Burrow last year good.
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    Sorry to hear that.
     
  15. Boo MFer!

    Boo MFer! Better than Burrow last year good.
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    What about your birthday suit? :blush:
     
  16. steamengine

    steamengine I don’t want to press one for English!
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    I left that industry behind me
     
  17. Eathan Edwards

    Eathan Edwards Well-Known Member
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    My first few months in LA I was still going with the typical button down blazer look and multiple people pulled me aside and let me know that is not how people dress out here.

    Probably haven't worn a jacket other than for specific events in like 8 years and my khaki collection was basically just retired.
     
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  18. steamengine

    steamengine I don’t want to press one for English!
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    How did Uncle Jed adjust to this change?
     
  19. Nandor the Relentless

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    You just wear jeans then or what?
     
  20. Hatfield

    Hatfield Charlie don’t surf
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    Billabong boardshorts
     
  21. Eathan Edwards

    Eathan Edwards Well-Known Member
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    Joggers and a lacoste button down is pretty much my go-to. If it's hot I just wear a lacoste shirt.

    I've seen some pretty absurdly sloppy outfits in important meetings - I think people like pushing the envelope on what they can get away with out here.
     
  22. Boo MFer!

    Boo MFer! Better than Burrow last year good.
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    If you’re not wearing a romphim, are you even wearing anything at all?
     
  23. Goose

    Goose Hi
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    He canceled and they’re offering me the job anyways

    I know you’ve all been on the edge of your seat awaiting my updates. Now I just need to be able to pass a drug test if I pull the trigger
     
  24. Boo MFer!

    Boo MFer! Better than Burrow last year good.
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    Nice humblebrag about getting out of being in public.
     
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  25. Eathan Edwards

    Eathan Edwards Well-Known Member
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    I do not - at current - have the physique to pull that off.
     
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  26. beist

    beist Hyperbolist
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    Found this gem today. Delicious.


     
  27. Willpépé

    Willpépé Miles of D.
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    You can do it!
     
  28. CUgator

    CUgator Well-Known Member
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    oh you went to Stanford? Sorry, not eligible.
     
  29. letan

    letan Just looking for the gator board
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    stanford isn’t even any ivy league
     
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  30. Eathan Edwards

    Eathan Edwards Well-Known Member
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    Was just thinking this.

    Cal Tech and MIT grads can go to the back of the line as well.
     
  31. beist

    beist Hyperbolist
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    Right that’s what I loved about it. We have exceptionally high standards here and we are going to demonstrate that by using poor grammar and objectively wrong information in our job description. Qualified candidates only please.
     
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  32. Goose

    Goose Hi
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    Alright, here’s a rundown of the situation I’m in:

    -I haven’t been given an official offer let yet, but I wouldn’t read much past that because we’re negotiating the Ts and Cs.

    -It’s pretty much the same role I have now, just with a competitor, but I’d be one of the top guys there, so it’s a great opportunity. I currently work with my dad, and we’re kind of cock blocking each other for upward mobility at our currently company. Not to mention, our current company is dysfunctional after being bought by a fairly large publicly traded company.

    -I’ve agreed to the pay, signing bonus, etc but they won’t budge on vacation due to some stupid HR policy. The guy who’d be my boss said he’d let me take 4 weeks of vacation (+1 week of sick) but their HR group won’t let them put more than 2 weeks of vacation on the offer letter.

    -they offered me 4 weeks when I interviewed with them in 2019, but won’t do it it now. I want out of my current company, and really want to take this opportunity, but it’s just too shady.

    What do you guys think? I think the obvious answer is tell them to pound sand, it’s just frustrating that this is what the hold up is when I want to get out of my current situation.
     
    #3682 Goose, Mar 10, 2021
    Last edited: Mar 10, 2021
  33. C Yank

    C Yank Ducks by 90
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    Ask for more money in exchange for not having the vacation in writing IMO.
     
  34. Colin Robinson

    Colin Robinson Well-Known Member
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    If your boss says he’ll let you take four even though the letter says two, I would trust it if you really want out of your current situation.
     
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  35. Pasta88

    Pasta88 Canes, Bruins, Raps, Jays and Sunderland.
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    What if the boss leaves the company?
     
  36. dukebuckeye

    dukebuckeye P.G.I.T
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    PTO is typically the hardest part of an offer to negotiate especially at larger companies.
     
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  37. Goose

    Goose Hi
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    They’re privately held and have revenue of about $1.2b. Not massive by any means
     
  38. Where Eagles Dare

    Where Eagles Dare The Specialist Show On Earth
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    Super fucking annoying when when some shitty company tries to give you 2 weeks b/c you're "New". Fuck all that noise.

    My current company is "Unlimited" vacation, but we have a billable target. I'm wondering how that will go vs a user it or lose it type where I'm damn sure to take my full 20 days
     
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  39. DuffandMuff

    DuffandMuff Well-Known Member
    Tampa Bay Lightning

    I greatly value PTO, but if I really want out of my current situation and am satisfied with the salary offer, then I take it.
     
  40. DuffandMuff

    DuffandMuff Well-Known Member
    Tampa Bay Lightning

    I currently have 189 PTO hours and consider myself the luckiest and richest person on the planet.
     
  41. dukebuckeye

    dukebuckeye P.G.I.T
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    A lot of companies are migrating to unlimited PTO.
     
  42. dukebuckeye

    dukebuckeye P.G.I.T
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    Big enough to where their corporate policies may be hard to get changed.

    Comes down to how unhappy you are in your current job vs. how much you value PTO.
     
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  43. Pasta88

    Pasta88 Canes, Bruins, Raps, Jays and Sunderland.
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    And everyone knows why they do it yet they still try to pretend they’re doing it with employees’ best interests in mind.
     
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  44. Where Eagles Dare

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    Yeah. I feel like it is a bit of a copout to get people not to use it. Right now, I could take 6 weeks off and still get my full bonus. If I don't take my vacation days, I get a bigger bonus.
     
  45. Goose

    Goose Hi
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    Yeah it’s just tough. My biggest concern is as Pasta88 said above, what if he’s no longer my boss or the company gets bought and old arrangements don’t get kept. I trust the guy, I just don’t want to get burned down the road. This is not the type of job I can do on 2 weeks vacation with this level of travel and stress
     
  46. Eathan Edwards

    Eathan Edwards Well-Known Member
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    I negotiated up my PTO in my second job out of college - I was so power hungry at the time I probably ended up only taking off about 10 days over a 4 year period (on a 7 day schedule).

    Definitely regret it in retrospect - missing friend trips, weddings of relatives, etc.
     
  47. beist

    beist Hyperbolist
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    It’s a very transparent way to pretend to be employee friendly while expecting fewer vacation days and eliminating the payout of accrued vacation when people leave. My company switched last year and an email between executives leaked which articulated the business case/annual savings for the switch. Real bad look.

    however if you find yourself in a position where you know you are leaving in a few months, you can get aggressive with your time off with no real downside.
     
  48. Where Eagles Dare

    Where Eagles Dare The Specialist Show On Earth
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    But I do like that fact that I've been working a lot, I've technically accrued 2.5 weeks of vacation over the last 7 weeks. So I work more I either get paid more or more time off.

    Now, if I didn't have this structure I'd prefer a more set number of days
     
  49. steamengine

    steamengine I don’t want to press one for English!
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    Unlimited pto in my world has always meant prove to us how much you won’t use it.
     
  50. Doc Louis

    Doc Louis Well-Known Member
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    Don't worry about it, it's probably on its way to becoming official company policy to keep up with other companies offering it, similar to companies that offer pet insurance.

    I'm going through the background check crap for a job now and they mentioned giving me three weeks paid PTO instead of the two initially mentioned.