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Re: Re: Re: Re: Number 1 mistake to not avoid during an interview

by svsingh (Priest)
on Sep 18, 2003 at 15:08 UTC ( #292421=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: Re: Re: Number 1 mistake to not avoid during an interview
in thread (OT) Number 1 mistake to not avoid during an interview

Okay, maybe that was a bit flippant, but I never said "only people who see themselves as drones..." There are companies/groups/individuals who put a higher value on stabilty and conformity when hiring new people, just like there are c/g/i who seek out the opposite.

What I was trying to get across was that if you're enthusiastic about your work, then look for a group that wants enthusiastic people. On the other side (unsaid in my original post), if you want stability because work isn't your priority, then look for a group that supports that.

Sorry, I wasn't trying to be judgemental. Drones was a poor choice of words. It just seemed a lot simpler to close with that sentence than this whole explanation. :)


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Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Number 1 mistake to not avoid during an interview
by chaoticset (Chaplain) on Sep 18, 2003 at 15:31 UTC


    Sorry, I wasn't trying to be judgemental.
    I didn't think you were. I'm just trying to express this frustration.

    I see myself as a drone, but an unwilling one -- I'm doing a job I'm not necessarily enthusiastic about, nor do I think it's necessarily worth doing. Mostly, my job is one with excellent working conditions and not a lot of hassle.

    The job market in my locale is utterly wretched, as far as I can tell, and though I've been trying to find some remote work, it's a hard thing to do. That, added to my general lack of skills getting a job has landed me where I am. I'm not unhappy with it; I just think I could be programming, which would seem more important and more worthwhile.

    So I feel a little defensive about the word 'drone'. My interview was a rather conservative one, and it got me in, and I feel a little defensive about that, too -- because I wasn't myself. I needed work. Sometimes the lowest common denominator is the best you can get.

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