Re: Article: "EXCLUSIVE: Help Wanted -- 'Arrogant Americans' Need NotApply" AND THIS IS FOR A TECHWRITER

Subject: Re: Article: "EXCLUSIVE: Help Wanted -- 'Arrogant Americans' Need NotApply" AND THIS IS FOR A TECHWRITER
From: jennysubs -at- mac -dot- com
To: techwr-l List <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 17 Feb 2010 13:18:59 -0800

You know, this could be a fairly handy code.

I'm an exceptionally direct person. I don't know if it comes from growing up in North Dakota or what, but I have a terrible time being indirect. Some people like it; some have a hard time with it. My 360 reviews are always all over the place: "Love that straight-forward style." "Too blunt."

This would be a job I would struggle with. I'd just as soon know that before applying. I'm always willing to embrace a challenge, but I'd probably want to send myself to a cultural immersion program before showing up for work.

Jenny



On Feb 17, 2010, at 1:11 PM, Gene Kim-Eng wrote:

> The company is located in a suburb of Philadelphia. They may have made
> assumptions about the relative likelihood of arrogance in Americans, Canadians,
> Germans or Kazakhs, but more likely they just assumed that the vast majority of
> applicants were going to be Americans.
>
> I don't know whether they were trying to exclude you specifically; I can't come
> to any conclusionss about your level of arrogance based on list posts. :)
>
> Gene Kim-Eng
>
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Bill Swallow" <techcommdood -at- gmail -dot- com>
>> Well, the ad didn't also prohibit arrogant Canadians, arrogant
>> Germans, nor arrogant Kazakhs. It pretty blatantly didn't want people
>> like me applying. ;)
>

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References:
Article: "EXCLUSIVE: Help Wanted -- 'Arrogant Americans' Need Not Apply" AND THIS IS FOR A TECHWRITER: From: Jon Leer
Re: Article: "EXCLUSIVE: Help Wanted -- 'Arrogant Americans' Need NotApply" AND THIS IS FOR A TECHWRITER: From: Gene Kim-Eng
Re: Article: "EXCLUSIVE: Help Wanted -- 'Arrogant Americans' Need NotApply" AND THIS IS FOR A TECHWRITER: From: Bill Swallow
Re: Article: "EXCLUSIVE: Help Wanted -- 'Arrogant Americans' Need NotApply" AND THIS IS FOR A TECHWRITER: From: Gene Kim-Eng
Re: Article: "EXCLUSIVE: Help Wanted -- 'Arrogant Americans' Need NotApply" AND THIS IS FOR A TECHWRITER: From: Bill Swallow
Re: Article: "EXCLUSIVE: Help Wanted -- 'Arrogant Americans' Need NotApply" AND THIS IS FOR A TECHWRITER: From: Gene Kim-Eng

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