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post #39196 of 64476
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Originally Posted by deadly7 View Post

ffffuuuu.gif Fixing garage door springs is such a huge PITA. It's not hard, but to make sure that the springs are pulling equal tension and keeping the door level is obnoxious. Side note: do you not have a safety wire through your spring to prevent shit from flying all over?

That's what I was afraid of - the PITA factor plus the imminent harm business. I don't recall seeing a safety wire between the broken spring sections. Not to say it's not there, but this was about 5:30 in the morning, and oddly enough I first thought the roller was the issue until I realized that the door seemed really heavy.
post #39197 of 64476
Be careful with those springs, one of my uncles was trying to fix one and it sprung off and hit him right in the eye. Lost his vision in that eye confused.gif Goggles are always good.
post #39198 of 64476
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Originally Posted by gomestar View Post

I just stretched out at my desk, and the heel of my foot grazed the on/off switch on the power strip under my desk. My computer, both monitors, desk phone, desk lights, blackberry charger, and digital photo thing all shut off instantly.

i lol'ed. sorry bro.
post #39199 of 64476
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Originally Posted by MrG View Post

Thanks for the input, all. As anyone who has read my posts regarding work knows, I'm looking for a job, so it's interesting to read different perspectives. A major problem right now is that places are inundated with applicants; I wonder if adding something like an "interests" section might help me stand out a bit.
I'll have to reflect upon which hobbies I have that could work well in such a section. Well, "DT Mod" is obviously entry #1, but I feel like I should have at least one or two other items, as well.

I have found that the area of my CV that gets most attention in interviews is my hobbies. I list both Scuba Diving and Aerobatics and without fail every single interviewer has turned out to either be a diver or started quizzing me on flying. It allows you to stick firmly in their mind for something other than your past work experience.

I was talking to a recruitment officer a while ago and he said that no matter how good your work skills or history you will always be referred to as "the guy that...." and unless you are "the guy that ... has done this job before" your best chances lay in being interesting rather than appropriate. Naturally this applies in varying degrees with the level of technicality and seniority of the job, but unless your interviewer is superhuman enough to ignore all their emotions and only focus on facts then it holds true.
post #39200 of 64476
I put raw denim in the interests section of my resume.

When I went into the final round interviews for my current gig, they made us gather in a huge conference room for breakfast before our interviews and when the EVP walked in, he said he had been waiting to meet me for the sole purpose of asking me what raw denim was.
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Originally Posted by MrG View Post

Thanks for the input, all. As anyone who has read my posts regarding work knows, I'm looking for a job, so it's interesting to read different perspectives. A major problem right now is that places are inundated with applicants; I wonder if adding something like an "interests" section might help me stand out a bit.
I'll have to reflect upon which hobbies I have that could work well in such a section. Well, "DT Mod" is obviously entry #1, but I feel like I should have at least one or two other items, as well.

I have found that the area of my CV that gets most attention in interviews is my hobbies. I list both Scuba Diving and Aerobatics and without fail every single interviewer has turned out to either be a diver or started quizzing me on flying. It allows you to stick firmly in their mind for something other than your past work experience.

I was talking to a recruitment officer a while ago and he said that no matter how good your work skills or history you will always be referred to as "the guy that...." and unless you are "the guy that ... has done this job before" your best chances lay in being interesting rather than appropriate. Naturally this applies in varying degrees with the level of technicality and seniority of the job, but unless your interviewer is superhuman enough to ignore all their emotions and only focus on facts then it holds true.

I'm still referred to as "the guy who made a joke about porn during his final round presentation" around here, almost a year after landing the job. And yes, I have been informed repeatedly that my comment almost blew it for me. I'm still not sure WTF I was thinking.
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Originally Posted by GreenFrog View Post

I put raw denim in the interests section of my resume.

When I went into the final round interviews for my current gig, they made us gather in a huge conference room for breakfast before our interviews and when the EVP walked in, he said he had been waiting to meet me for the sole purpose of asking me what raw denim was.

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post #39202 of 64476
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Originally Posted by imatlas View Post

I'm still referred to as "the guy who made a joke about porn during his final round presentation" around here, almost a year after landing the job. And yes, I have been informed repeatedly that my comment almost blew it for me. I'm still not sure WTF I was thinking.
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That is epic. It is also (obviously) to your enormous credit that your skills and personality trumped such a massive cock-up. You must be pretty damned skilled!
post #39203 of 64476
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Originally Posted by Thomas View Post

That's what I was afraid of - the PITA factor plus the imminent harm business. I don't recall seeing a safety wire between the broken spring sections. Not to say it's not there, but this was about 5:30 in the morning, and oddly enough I first thought the roller was the issue until I realized that the door seemed really heavy.
There isn't so much immediate harm, but if you can have your wife help you, even to just hold one of the springs at a certain tension, it's not terribly difficult. Took a couple hours to measure, cut, and set up the springs when I did it. Also, older springs don't have safety wires running through them -- when the spring near my car broke it almost shattered one of my windows. New ones all have one, from what I've seen.
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Originally Posted by Gibonius View Post

Be careful with those springs, one of my uncles was trying to fix one and it sprung off and hit him right in the eye. Lost his vision in that eye confused.gif Goggles are always good.
I'm wonder how he did this, because this sounds really hard to have happen..
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Originally Posted by GreenFrog View Post

I put raw denim in the interests section of my resume.
When I went into the final round interviews for my current gig, they made us gather in a huge conference room for breakfast before our interviews and when the EVP walked in, he said he had been waiting to meet me for the sole purpose of asking me what raw denim was.
You sound like a huge tool in this post.
post #39204 of 64476
I'm a VIP bitch at a high level conference (I'm to bitch for finance ministers)...but at the moment I'm trying to stand around not looking awkward. I'm probably failing, and am relying on heavy amounts of contrapposto to look relaxed and not bored.
post #39205 of 64476
"interest in raw denim? Yeah, this guy's queer and maybe management can finally stop hounding us about our lack of diversity."
post #39206 of 64476
weighing in on the resume skills discussion, i always find it curious that some people list their sports team affiliations. so yeah, you might find a kindred spirit, but there's a much greater chance that someone on the committee hates your team. it's always fans of douchey teams like the Yankees or the Patriots that do this too. also worth mentioning that i primarily recruit for positions in South Florida, so it's even less smart to list those teams on your resume
post #39207 of 64476
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Originally Posted by HRoi View Post

weighing in on the resume skills discussion, i always find it curious that some people list their sports team affiliations. so yeah, you might find a kindred spirit, but there's a much greater chance that someone on the committee hates your team. it's always fans of douchey teams like the Yankees or the Patriots that do this too. also worth mentioning that i primarily recruit for positions in South Florida, so it's even less smart to list those teams on your resume

Wow, that's just...idiotic. (not you, the people with their favorite teams on their resumes)
post #39208 of 64476
lmao yeah i guess my online persona is very toolish.

whatevs. i dont give a fuck.
post #39209 of 64476
Well since we're talking about interviews and knowing ms office is being considered a skill...

Maybe my love stories will bring the lawlz and land me a job one day.

I applied for a bs sales position at apple retail, wanted the discount, and towards the end one of the interviewers asked me, "is there anything you haven't done"

Cal: "yeah, I haven't gone skiing as much as I would like to this season"

I don't think he appreciated my answer.
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