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Originally Posted by imatlas View Post

God loves a winner.

not true. mel gibson.
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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post

I was having an email exchange with a very old friend over the last few days. We were recounting the good old days when we were young and on the prowl. One particular incident, that I had totally forgotten, was brought up by him as he found it completely hilarious. We were about 19 or 20 and at a pretty wild party over the Xmas holiday season between Xmas and NYE trying to pick up these two girls. I was dong well as the one I was working on was completely into me and dry humping my leg early in the evening. He had not gotten as lucky, or so we thought, as he was working on a girl who's long term boyfriend had dumped her a few days before Xmas.

back in those days, didn't dry humping mean instant marriage or the lady's father will challenge you to a duel?
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post #7757 of 13490
That's all they could do back in those days with their corsets and chastity belts
post #7758 of 13490
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Originally Posted by acidboy View Post

not true. mel gibson.
back in those days, didn't dry humping mean instant marriage or the lady's father will challenge you to a duel?
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Originally Posted by HRoi View Post

That's all they could do back in those days with their corsets and chastity belts

Hardy-har-har.

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post #7759 of 13490
When I was searching for a job, I created an account on the USA Jobs (the federal jobs site). This morning, I received an email asking me to update my account information.
post #7760 of 13490
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Originally Posted by MrG View Post

When I was searching for a job, I created an account on the USA Jobs (the federal jobs site). This morning, I received an email asking me to update my account information.
I'm pretty sure the site is managed by a contractor (I believe it was Korn Ferry at one point). And just FYI, the system is a disaster. (Shocking, I know.) Aside from being frustrating to use, it's incredibly buggy. If there's a particular federal job you're interested in, I recommend finding out who is in charge of hiring/recruiting for that particular office and following up with them directly to confirm that they received your application through the USA Jobs system.

That's not a substitute, obviously, for completing the online process. For many positions, being "in the system" is a requirement. And the office you're applying to may or may not be able to confirm that they got your application. Because of hiring preferences for veterans and similar policies, the system sometimes only forwards to the hiring office a limited number of candidates from the pool. But it can't hurt to ask, and of course, it gives you a chance to do a bit of soft marketing and express your interest directly to the hiring office, which can be helpful. If the office you're applying to really likes you, they have some limited ability to work within the system to try to ensure you get on the short list.
post #7761 of 13490
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Originally Posted by lawyerdad View Post

I'm pretty sure the site is managed by a contractor (I believe it was Korn Ferry at one point). And just FYI, the system is a disaster. (Shocking, I know.) Aside from being frustrating to use, it's incredibly buggy. If there's a particular federal job you're interested in, I recommend finding out who is in charge of hiring/recruiting for that particular office and following up with them directly to confirm that they received your application through the USA Jobs system.

That's not a substitute, obviously, for completing the online process. For many positions, being "in the system" is a requirement. And the office you're applying to may or may not be able to confirm that they got your application. Because of hiring preferences for veterans and similar policies, the system sometimes only forwards to the hiring office a limited number of candidates from the pool. But it can't hurt to ask, and of course, it gives you a chance to do a bit of soft marketing and express your interest directly to the hiring office, which can be helpful. If the office you're applying to really likes you, they have some limited ability to work within the system to try to ensure you get on the short list.

Very good advice. It's actually pretty much identical to what I received during my search when I talked to friends who work for the feds.

However, that wasn't the part I don't get. I thought it was kind of odd that I received correspondence from the feds regarding my USA Jobs account given the current state of our federal government. Sort of like receiving a coupon for Borders. smile.gif
post #7762 of 13490
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Originally Posted by MrG View Post

Very good advice. It's actually pretty much identical to what I received during my search when I talked to friends who work for the feds.

However, that wasn't the part I don't get. I thought it was kind of odd that I received correspondence from the feds regarding my USA Jobs account given the current state of our federal government. Sort of like receiving a coupon for Borders. smile.gif

I suspect a fair number of people are going to be leaving the government workforce soon. Government employees have had to put up with a lot of bullshit over the past few years, and this is probably going to be the Douglas Fir tree falling on the camel for many of them.
post #7763 of 13490
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Originally Posted by MrG View Post



However, that wasn't the part I don't get. I thought it was kind of odd that I received correspondence from the feds regarding my USA Jobs account given the current state of our federal government. Sort of like receiving a coupon for Borders. smile.gif
Got that - I was just being officious. smile.gif
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Originally Posted by cptjeff View Post

I suspect a fair number of people are going to be leaving the government workforce soon. Government employees have had to put up with a lot of bullshit over the past few years, and this is probably going to be the Douglas Fir tree falling on the camel for many of them.

I doubt it, frankly. (I mean, of course a fair number of people will leave soon, just because it's a big workforce. But I understand you're suggesting that there may be an unusually large exodus, which is where I differ from you.) Dealing with stuff like this is just part of the overall deal when you work for the federal government. The bitter with the sweet, and all that. We went through a couple of near-misses on stuff like this while I was with the government. It didn't really make much difference either way in how I viewed my job.
post #7764 of 13490
Dude in front of me at the airport security line is holding a set of midpipes (aftermarket auto exhaust part). It appears that he intends to carry it on. This will be lol
post #7765 of 13490
Lol. Report back
post #7766 of 13490
It wasn't as funny as I thought it might turn out. They made him check it. The thing is completely unwrapped, unpadded and unboxed (at least it was new so no dirt or soot).

It's light aluminum so that thing will be completely unrecognizable when it comes out at the other end
post #7767 of 13490
what an idiot
post #7768 of 13490
Reminds me of the time someone checked a box of wine onto a flight out of SFO. Waiting to pick up our luggage in baggage claim we heard a clanking sort of sound coming up from the depths of the baggage conveyor, then a cardboard box appeared, with red wine literally gushing out of it.
post #7769 of 13490
I don't get people in cars that obviously have Bluetooth with a smartphone plastered against their ear and not paying attention to the road. Use BT fucknuts.
post #7770 of 13490
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Originally Posted by imatlas View Post

Reminds me of the time someone checked a box of wine onto a flight out of SFO. Waiting to pick up our luggage in baggage claim we heard a clanking sort of sound coming up from the depths of the baggage conveyor, then a cardboard box appeared, with red wine literally gushing out of it.

I'm still pissed off about that.
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