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    lol @ Shayney.

    I always say, "Lemme inspectah deck for you ol' dirty bastards."

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    Quote Originally Posted by chairmenmeow47 View Post
    yeah slides too. i don't know why i hate "deck" so much, but i do. assholes.
    It's because when the deck has a lot of slides, you know.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Dylanja View Post
    lol @ Shayney.

    I always say, "Lemme inspectah deck for you ol' dirty bastards."
    i am going to try this.

    and i read that as "sha-nay-nay".
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    I think I am going to start calling him Shan-Nay-Nay from now on.
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    An employee that asks a bunch of questions about our disability insurance makes me nervous. Not as nervous as an employee that asked me a bunch of questions about maternity leave on her first day of work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Robin View Post
    An employee that asks a bunch of questions about our disability insurance makes me nervous. Not as nervous as an employee that asked me a bunch of questions about maternity leave on her first day of work.
    That's why you ask all about plans to have children and all that during the interview process.
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    That's why you ask all about plans to have children and all that during the interview process.
    I told my boss that we should not hire anyone within childbearing age.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PlayaDelWes View Post
    That's why you ask all about plans to have children and all that during the interview process.
    I suspect you aren't serious - it's illegal for us to do this in Canada.
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    I suspect you aren't serious - it's illegal for us to do this in Canada.
    Only if your questions are obvious and direct.
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    What makes me qualified? I've watched EVERY fucking episode of American Idol, and every single episode of The Voice...Forget that I won departmental music awards when I was in the 8th grade choir.

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    I have been interviewing recently, I have been asked on more than one occasion if I have young kids, because they want to make sure I would show up to work daily.
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    There is a lot of scrutiny around this type of thing because the last thing your company wants is a human rights violation, which is what the legislation falls under.
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    It's all riding on this. You've got big dreams to ride to the top of the Flash Mob world. Well internet fame costs. And right now is when you start paying for it...in sweat.
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    I do remember being asked very directly years ago (and I'm reasonably sure it was illegal even then, and this was at an attorney service, ahaha!) whether I was planning on having kids. I said no, got the position, and then became pregnant with twins 5 mos later. I did stay on the job until a month before they were born, though. And I did come back. Eventually.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PlayaDelWes View Post
    Only if your questions are obvious and direct.
    It's illegal in the United States, too.
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    See how wrong you are, Tommy? Randy is agreeing with you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mountmccabe View Post
    It's illegal in the United States, too.
    Not if asked legally
    "Where do you see yourself over the next few years?"
    "Have you worked under any other names?"
    "Oh, I see you live in the suburbs, do you like it out there?"
    "Will you be able to work consistently during these hours?"
    Quote Originally Posted by dj12inches View Post
    What makes me qualified? I've watched EVERY fucking episode of American Idol, and every single episode of The Voice...Forget that I won departmental music awards when I was in the 8th grade choir.

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    i'm off to a two-and-a-half hour meeting to group-edit a power point "deck". kill me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PlayaDelWes View Post
    Not if asked legally
    "Where do you see yourself over the next few years?"
    "Have you worked under any other names?"
    "Oh, I see you live in the suburbs, do you like it out there?"
    "Will you be able to work consistently during these hours?"
    None of those would be off limits but certainly don't offer a guarantee you'll get the info you want.
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    hey. get your own colonoscopy thread, bitch.

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    "let's be straight about this - do you expect other humans to drop outta your hoo ha or what?"
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    This all makes me very very angry.
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    Because fucking millenials that's what

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    "Give me an example of a time in your professional experiencs where something unexpected occurred. How did you react? In the future, if you had more of a personal surprise, how would you weigh your career in the very important decisions you might have to make?”
    Quote Originally Posted by dj12inches View Post
    What makes me qualified? I've watched EVERY fucking episode of American Idol, and every single episode of The Voice...Forget that I won departmental music awards when I was in the 8th grade choir.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PlayaDelWes View Post
    "Give me an example of a time in your professional experiencs where something unexpected occurred. How did you react? In the future, if you had more of a personal surprise, how would you weigh your career in the very important decisions you might have to make?
    Now that question could trigger a complaint. Personal private decisions or personal "surprises" aren't any of the employer's concern. I'd personally feel violated by that question.
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    hey. get your own colonoscopy thread, bitch.

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    Canada seems really strict.
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    What makes me qualified? I've watched EVERY fucking episode of American Idol, and every single episode of The Voice...Forget that I won departmental music awards when I was in the 8th grade choir.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PlayaDelWes View Post
    Canada seems really strict.
    Canadian Human Rights legislation is actually pretty complicated. There is plenty of protected "subject matter" that can't be addressed during the entire interview process.
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    hey. get your own colonoscopy thread, bitch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chairmenmeow47 View Post
    IMPORTANT QUESTION: do you call powerpoint presentations a "presentation" or a "deck"?
    Well, I think of the "deck" as that group of slides you've assembled in PowerPoint, whereas the presentation is EVERYTHING that is presented to your co-workers--the deck, your commentary/speech, the q&a session.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ThatGirl View Post
    Now that question could trigger a complaint. Personal private decisions or personal "surprises" aren't any of the employer's concern. I'd personally feel violated by that question.
    I agree, so would I.
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    "Do you mind not seeing your family, wife, or children for weeks at a time?"
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    What makes me qualified? I've watched EVERY fucking episode of American Idol, and every single episode of The Voice...Forget that I won departmental music awards when I was in the 8th grade choir.

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    oh how i hate one of my projects

    idiot: when you canceled the meeting series, did you cancel it or put an end date, i can't see it on my calendar.
    me: i canceled it, which removes it from the calendar
    idiot: please don't do that in the future, i wanted to see how many hours we spent on the project
    me: you can see a listing of all the meeting minutes on sharepoint. i normally do not end the series because those old meetings eat up space for people in their outlook and then they can't receive emails. i can do this for you going forward though
    idiot: please do, i need to see how much time we spent on the project
    me: well you can look at all the minutes and multiply that by one hour
    idiot: i know, but i want an easier way
    me: *takes 30 seconds to count the minutes listed on sharepoint, which is much faster than flipping through one's outlook calendar* we had 16 meetings, so that's 16 hours
    idiot: *no response*
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    One of our estimators bid a job but missed a few parts that were needed. I called him and asked if he wanted to do a change order for additional parts. He said he would send me a billing sheet to include the additional parts, the billing sheet he sent was less than the original proposal. So I called him on it and asked if that was his intention. Of course it wasn't, and somehow I am the stupid one for even asking him the question.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chairmenmeow47 View Post
    oh how i hate one of my projects

    idiot: when you canceled the meeting series, did you cancel it or put an end date, i can't see it on my calendar.
    me: i canceled it, which removes it from the calendar
    idiot: please don't do that in the future, i wanted to see how many hours we spent on the project
    me: you can see a listing of all the meeting minutes on sharepoint. i normally do not end the series because those old meetings eat up space for people in their outlook and then they can't receive emails. i can do this for you going forward though
    idiot: please do, i need to see how much time we spent on the project
    me: well you can look at all the minutes and multiply that by one hour
    idiot: i know, but i want an easier way
    me: *takes 30 seconds to count the minutes listed on sharepoint, which is much faster than flipping through one's outlook calendar* we had 16 meetings, so that's 16 hours
    idiot: *no response*
    I think the idiot has a point. I like to use my calendar to be able to track past time/experiences as well as future. It's helpful in all sorts of ways that aren't always predictable. Removing past meetings that did actually occur would fuck that up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TomAz View Post
    I think the idiot has a point. I like to use my calendar to be able to track past time/experiences as well as future. It's helpful in all sorts of ways that aren't always predictable. Removing past meetings that did actually occur would fuck that up.
    i actually used to do this, but the problem is i have had complaints from people higher up than her that the old meetings eat up space. they also get annoyed when i send out "series updated" because it confuses them. majority ruled. pretty much everything she asks me to do is the opposite of what the rest of the company prefers. i can see how it's useful, but in her specific case, looking at a one page list of meetings and counting each line is faster than going through her entire calendar.
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    DAMNIT IVY THOSE OLD MEETINGS ARE WASTING VALUABLE KILOBYTES.
    Quote Originally Posted by efrain44 View Post
    Anyone know who the guy in the Cardinals jersey is? I've seen him in pictures on the board and I thought I saw him this year.

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