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Subject:Re: Just can't help myself From:HBacheler -at- aol -dot- com To:"TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com> Date:Sun, 24 Apr 2005 14:02:29 EDT
I WOULD take the job. What better way to integrate yourself into the
company than as a 'jack of all trades, master of several"
As I said in a previous email.
I do windows, toilet bowls, and grease traps.
No one like to was windows,
No one likes to clean toilet bowls in a bar on a Saturday, or Sunday morning,
No one likes to clean grease traps in a restaurant.
But ... someone has to do it.
What if no one cleaned your office at work,
What if you had to wash your own car (not withstanding the fact that a lot
of us do it.
Based on the content of the ad, you could make yourself indispensable to
Everyone would know your name, know what you can do, and know that if they
wanted something done, they could come to you and ask your recommendations for
assistance in your project.
The President of the company does not do janitorial work.
Here is some additional food for thought ----
How many of us are doing ---- 'just the job I trained for'?
I have heard it said that "opportunity knocks, some just complain about the
I also have heard it said that a rubber band never goes back to it original
shape if it has been stretched.
I have also seen where it is recommended that you take a job advertisement,
break it down to its individual pieces, review and refine it, and then go to
the interview with questions and suggestions relating to the position. You
can then do some homework and show that you have an in-depth definition of the
job as it is described.
You can then review the salaries of the different types of job, and come up
with a ballpark salary that the 'job' should be paying.
It would be interesting to see some response to the questions and the
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