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FutureMon
Ach Du Lieber
Premium,ExMod 2002-05
join:2000-10-05
Seaside, CA
reply to TheRul

Re: Getting laid....off.

I haven't heard anything back from Kinecta. Assuming I didn't make the cut.

Had another meeting with an agency about a permanent gig at Transamerica in Downtown LA. The "environment" is one of those where they are looking for someone with a certain kind of people skills, if you know what I mean. I met with the agents and they said I'd be a good fit for the position.

However, I told them I was a bit light on the C# and ASP.NET; they had me take some on-line tests in which I scored in the 30-40% range (which proved what I told them). Even after that though, their HR department, knowing that I scored low, still wants to meet me in person...

I suppose because it's a permanent position, people skills are more important than the technical skills they want...so I'm waiting for the agency to set up an interview.

- FM
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This just in from the department of redundancy department...


dogma
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Boulder City, NV
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said by FutureMon:

I suppose because it's a permanent position, people skills are more important than the technical skills they want...so I'm waiting for the agency to set up an interview.
- FM

Because it's a permanent position, the agencies commission is much higher?


FutureMon
Ach Du Lieber
Premium,ExMod 2002-05
join:2000-10-05
Seaside, CA
That too - but the HR Department of the company said they still wanted to see me even after doing poorly on the tests...

I also spoke with a consultant who already works there (but in a different department) and he drilled me on a few questions - and after speaking with him I was all but ready to tell the agency to just forget about it. I'd rather not waste their time and make the agency look bad for submitting me in the first place; but he told me not to wave the white flag just yet because I have the aptitude to pick up what I need. All I have to do is get past the architects interview questions.

- FM
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This just in from the department of redundancy department...


FutureMon
Ach Du Lieber
Premium,ExMod 2002-05
join:2000-10-05
Seaside, CA
reply to TheRul
Sr. Manager @ Mercury just called me. They asked if I had found anything yet (nope) and said they might have a spot for me to come back...waiting to hear back from them later today.

- FM
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This just in from the department of redundancy department...


Waldothe3rd
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join:2009-02-16
Sun N Sand
Not sure where your expertise lies, but TicketMaster/LiveNation was @ the SoCal Linux Expo recruiting this weekend. Might check there...


FutureMon
Ach Du Lieber
Premium,ExMod 2002-05
join:2000-10-05
Seaside, CA
LOL!! I just got the call back from Mercury. I start March 14th and it's coming with a $7/hr raise from what I was getting before...

- FM
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This just in from the department of redundancy department...


dogma
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Ah - Fricking - mazing!

So the relationship was bigger than the both of you huh?

...now when you get back I need you to program the system to lower my rates!


TheRul
Why Not You?
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Gilroy, CA
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YEA! Glad to hear it.
Was it from Merc or RCM??


FutureMon
Ach Du Lieber
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Seaside, CA
reply to dogma
said by dogma:

Ah - Fricking - mazing!

So the relationship was bigger than the both of you huh?

...now when you get back I need you to program the system to lower my rates!

Yeah isn't it. This will be my 3rd stint there. This time I'm going to make sure she knows up front that I want to be converted to a full time employee the first opportunity they have.

And if it doesn't work out, I can at least fudge my resume and make the last 2 months of unemployment look like I was at Mercury the entire time...

- FM
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This just in from the department of redundancy department...


FutureMon
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Seaside, CA
Funny story. They called me yesterday and said that they were sorry, but the budget didn't get approved so the position is gone.

After I told 3 other potential interviews that I had accepted an offer and stopped actively looking for a week.

- FM
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This just in from the department of redundancy department...


TheRul
Why Not You?
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Those Bastards.


dogma
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reply to FutureMon
I wouldn't find that to f*%kin' funny. But shit happens.

A buddy of mine (52 year old finance auditor) in Dallas who was laid off from an 8-year job in late summer 2009 took 11 Months to find his next position. He was let go from that job in December. However, it only took him 2.5 Months to land the job he will start Monday.

Jobs seem to be out there in more abundance now than 2 years ago, however the pay still seems to be 20% less than the pre-recession peaks.


bobrk
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reply to FutureMon
said by FutureMon:

Funny story. They called me yesterday and said that they were sorry, but the budget didn't get approved so the position is gone.

After I told 3 other potential interviews that I had accepted an offer and stopped actively looking for a week.

- FM

Yeah, just gotta get back on the horse...

Probably good that you didn't get hired back by such an obviously incompetent company.


TheRul
Why Not You?
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That's why I use Geico...


FutureMon
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Seaside, CA
I could interview for a Business Analyst position at Mercury. I know most of the BA's and their manager as well...but that's one hell of a hard job (there).

Constantly changing requirements requiring updated documentation and days filled with meeting after meeting after meeting. Not really my kind of gig...so the agency is going to submit me for a QA position at Auto club in Costa Mesa.

- FM
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This just in from the department of redundancy department...


TheRul
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I had talked to Ernie once about the BA positions. They do not get paid anywhere what they should.
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Remember, you are a nutjob, but they should not find anything wrong with your work.


FutureMon
Ach Du Lieber
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Seaside, CA
Well the main QA position I was submitted for at AAA got filled, but I just got hired for another one that openend up there.

Didn't even have to interview. Agency set it all up. I start Monday. (They chose someone else initially so I dropped my rate and got them re-interested in me).

It's a "one month" gig that could get extended and possibly turn permanent.

- FM
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This just in from the department of redundancy department...


TheRul
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Good luck.