On Here Is Your Open Thread

No Instagram?! Kidding, kinda.

Posted on June 6, 2014 at 3:06 pm 2

On Gets, Regrets, and Good Decisions: Jobs I’ve Said No To

@Tripleoxer I've never gone beyond 2 interviews. Four seems so unnecessary; they should know by now if they want you or not! Good luck w/the interview and your final decision!

Posted on June 2, 2014 at 5:13 pm 0

On Gets, Regrets, and Good Decisions: Jobs I’ve Said No To

Oooh I forgot about one where I had a warning by HR over the phone about the hiring manager being "difficult" and hard to work with. Then during the in-person interview, a colleague of the hiring manager's spent her entire interview time saying how the hiring manager had a reputation in the company (of 200+ ppl) and that I'd have to have thick skin to deal with her. The hiring manager didn't seem that bad when I talked with her one-on-one but everyone puts on a good face during interviews. I got an offer 2 days later but declined even though they kept alluding to more $ than I initially asked for. I do not regret this one!

Posted on June 2, 2014 at 4:07 pm 0

On Gets, Regrets, and Good Decisions: Jobs I’ve Said No To

I said no to a job at Dana Farber even though the team & manager I interviewed with were awesome and the interview felt more like conversations with old friends. At the time I was freshly laid off and I didn't want to stay in the print production field but now that I look back on it, I kind of regret it and view it as The One That Got Away due to the people I could've been working with. Also, cut to two years later and guess what field I'm STILL in? Urgh.

Posted on June 2, 2014 at 2:17 pm 0

On Today in Things to Spend Your Money On: Breathing Room

This would be PERFECT to do secret phone interviews during the day. Places I've done phone interviews: Macy's lobby; Macy's glove dept (VERY noisy for some reason); behind current employer's bldg outside, in January; random office bldg lobby vestibule w/glares from security; outside of a start-up's elevator banks/men's restroom entrance.

Posted on May 29, 2014 at 10:03 am 3

On "You Are My Person": Work Wives Cristina and Meredith Say Farewell

I'm about to start a new job where the entire department is like a retirement community in Florida (I'm 35 but I act & look younger). So I dunno, I think these ladies will be nice to work with but I don't foresee any close bonds or friendships forming. I love the people I work with now but it's just a temp job and I'm leaving it for full time pastures.

Posted on May 15, 2014 at 11:13 am 0

On Coworkers Who Steal Your Lunch

This happened at my last job. Someone stole my little box of frozen Green Giant veggies. VEGGIES! Someone else had their leftovers stolen which is gross b/c you don't know whose germs you're dipping into. We posted lots of signs and had a suspect but could never pin down who it was.

Posted on April 4, 2014 at 12:07 pm 0

On Interview With a Person Who Changed Careers Without Quitting Her Job

This chick is my hero. I am still haunted by my beginner's HTML class in undergrad which makes me hesitate to even Google what Ruby is.

Posted on March 14, 2014 at 2:18 pm 0

On Why Honeycrisps Cost So Much

FUJI

Posted on March 13, 2014 at 4:30 pm 2

On Rejected

@EvanDeSimone Too true. One time an interviewer even told me, "Oh don't worry, we'll get back to you whether you get the job or not. We're not like those OTHER companies!" I followed up with two emails after the interview and never heard a word from them.

Posted on March 7, 2014 at 10:13 am 0