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-------- Original Message -------- Subject: What happens to your resume... From: Kevin Appert ... might cause you to laugh or cry... http://dilbert.com/strips/comic/2001-11-01/ > ... might cause you to laugh or cry...
Won't make me do either !! What I haven't been able to figure is why some of these rampage killers don't take-out a "Human Resources" department or two. Several certainly would have been on my top 10 list. The last two jobs I got were in spite of "Human Resources". a) At Measurex (God rest its soul) I had been sending in appealing resumes - no response - Finally wised up and contacted a head hunter. He got me an interview and primed me on the pre-employment test they would give me - I worked there for 18 years :-)) b) Next, at Landis&Gyr, (now part of Siemens) I did the same resume thing, and a head hunter didn't help. Went to a job fair, met my future boss, and worked for him seven years, at Landis&Gyr, until I retired. c) ( At G.E. Computer I had worked on diagnostics for the GE 645 and its General I/O Controller [ GIOC ]. ) When I was chasing Measurex, a) above, there was an ad from G.E. Atomic in San Jose for someone familiar with programming the GE 6xx line and special peripherals attached to the GIOC. Having recent experience with strange peripherals at CDC Special Systems, and that G.E. experience , I figured I was one of the top 5 candidates in the world for that G.E. job as described. So I showed up at GE Atomic "Human Resources", and was "interviewed" by ding-bat who I wouldn't trust to walk my dog - - we did not get along ;-)) - bad chemistry !! ;-)) So I appealed to Dr. Weintraub, who had requested the ad, saying I didn't get along with his "Human Resources", but he said that was the only way in - Fortunately I didn't get that job as G.E. Atomic folded a few years later - no orders - Bah Humbug !!! ;-)) Ed ( the one with way too much "experience" ;-)) Thelen