01/18/08

Friday, January 18th, 2008

I haven't heard from Wand Corporation yet.

Applied to three jobs today.

Resource MFG got me a job down in Bloomington starting Monday. 2nd shift, 12.45/hr, 4 days a week. They also want a copy of my birth certificate to prove I was born here in America.
Don't know if I want it.

Yesterday, I interviewed with a temp agency and the actual company. Turns out they were sister companies. So, I interviewed with the president of the company and a few others. Even though it's way down in Savage, I'd rather get this position as it's with a company that is poised to grow exponentially over the next year and beyond. I sent in a thank you letter to the president of the company as he did give me his business card.
I'll try calling my contact at the temp agency to see what's going on in a couple hours. Will update blow the jump if anything is known.

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01/15/08

Wand Corporation Job testing & interview

Went for testing at Wand Corporation for what turned out to be a Help Desk Technician position for them. Passed both tests and scored perfect in the areas I knew I was going to and utterly failed those that I didn't have experience in.

One of the questions was if the customer was rude to me, what I would do and I had to choose amoung 4 choices. I chose the one where I would hang up on them if they were rude. Turns out I would have been fired for that.

I had an interview with the manager/supervisor of the Help Desk and he explained everything and when I brought up the question, he said that while they didn't have a policy about that situation, they do try everything within their power to make the customer happy. He also said that while I didn't have the necessary skills for the position, he has gone to bat for others he felt would be worth being trained in for the position.
Reason why I would have been fired is had that customer been with their biggest account($10 billion!!!), it would have worked its way up the chain of command and eventually back and I would have been in big trouble for hanging up on a customer.
Guy I interviewed with said they have a lot of overtime and minimum hours for each week are about 45 hours and mandatory every other Saturday working with a day off during the week. I don't know about the overtime as I'm afraid GF™ will moan and groan a bit plus she may moan about the Saturdays as well.
In my opinion, the add was a bit misleaded for the job. The title on it was Computer Technician, not Help Desk Technician.
I'll actually receive a reponse on this one whether they will hire me on or not. Given the way the guy that interviewed me talked, I'm hoping he doesn't stick his neck out for me. I'd rather he didn't and then I disappoint him, ya know?


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01/14/08

Another Monday, more jobs applied to

Only reason to hate today is the bone-chilling cold outside. Tis only 5°F outside. Although, it makes me glad I didn't have to get up and be outside at 6am in this.

Just 8 today. Hope Dunwoody sends some out today so I can count those with these.

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01/10/08

Not as many as I wanted...

...but they are still jobs nonetheless.
Only found 6 jobs today. Don't know if that's a message or not.

Wand Corporation called late yesterday. The ones with the Computer Technician position available from last Thursday. I am going in this coming Tuesday for testing at 2:30pm. Maybe an interview, but the lady said it was unlikely. Well, I'll do my best on whatever they throw at me. This is certainly more than what I expected from them.

I still don't think I'm going to get the position, but I'm gonna do my best.

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01/08/08

Another day, another job applied for

Updates:
.....-From yesterday, the Production Electrical Technician has been filled by someone else. Thing is, though, I got the e-mail from the company in question, not from the temp aganecy I submitted through. A little weird, IMO.


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01/07/08

Job Search Monday, 2:09AM 1/7/08

Applied to 8 jobs, updated resume on a couple job sites and a follow up to a job previously applied to.

Last Thursday I applied to a Computer Technician position with Wand Corporation. They sent a response on Friday with a written interview attached. Had to pay $150 to get the key for Microsoft Office, so hopefully they do bring me on so I can recoup the cost from them. Doubt they will though. Filled out the interview as best as I could. Missed two questions pertaining to good experiences in customer service and installing software and networks.

I'll be surprised if I get a call at all.

Also, Mechanical Assembler position from last Thursday through Aerotek has been filled.

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01/03/08

New year... search begins anew... Job search day too damned many

Just finished applying to 10 positions, which is going to be my minimum for each weekday or search until 6pm local time.

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