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  1. #79
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    Quote Originally Posted by techswife View Post
    Thank you, and he 'wants it" its just whats left of his confidence has taken a hell of a beating, being out of work for 6 months, having to live with family who feel free to plant the "knife" of encouragement.........its a horrible situation that many folks are in. I'd like to go hide under a rock myself *L* but its my turn to support him. And im sure, that once he is working, his "true" self, confident, inquiring and determined will re appear.

    In the meantime, we do the best we can. And i've kinda gotten attached to you guys *L
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  2. #80
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    well im blonde, dont mind a decent beer and a good laugh...........dunno bout looking like Livvie though *L ya dags

  3. #81
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    Quote Originally Posted by beenthere View Post
    The way she has been staying at it. They might hire her instead.

    I am just wondering how this guy is going to do if he ever gets in the field. Is he going to relay on her like he is now?

  4. #82
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    Has he taken any interviewing techniques courses? Does he have a professionally prepared resume? Interviewers of new especially raw employees can detect fear and lack of confidence. After an interview, jot down the questions asked by the interviewer and research the answers and memorize what they are asking. If he is asked a question he doesn't know, say "I'm not sure, but I can find the answer" . Interviewers are professionals and can spot inexperienced people trying to "wing" it and this is a sure turn off to owners. Winging it in this business can get you killed, kill someone else, or do serious property damage. Go into an interview with the attitude of I have the basic knowledge, now I'm eager to gain the experience. Use his electrical experience as his selling point.

  5. #83
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    thank you hammer *S the owner called him today, told him that he likes to hire his new guys entry level so that he can train them to his standards and not have to have them "unlearn" bad habbits. He is excited at the opportunity, and im pretty sure he wont try to sell himself as a seasoned pro, he knows better, he just wants to get his foot in the door and grow professionally

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    forgot

    The company wants to know:
    Can he do the work?
    Will he do the work?
    Can he save the company money?
    Can he make money for the company?
    Is he desperate (so he'll work for peanuts)?

  7. #85
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    well he starts monday *G thank you guys all so very very much, cant tell you how much relief we feel after such a hard time, your help and advice was priceless

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    Thumbs up nice

    Quote Originally Posted by techswife View Post
    well he starts monday *G thank you guys all so very very much, cant tell you how much relief we feel after such a hard time, your help and advice was priceless

    So what type of position did he get hired for?

  9. #87
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    Quote Originally Posted by freezon View Post
    So what type of position did he get hired for?
    He's your new General Manager. LOL
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  10. #88
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    Congrats!!!!! I wish him the best of luck.

    Now he has to keep the job.

    Tell him to get there 15 mins early EVERY day. Don't EVER leave early unless told to. Always offer to do anything ... the more responsibilities you have, the harder it is for someone to let you go.

    Showing dedication and motivation will go a LONG way as far as impressing a boss. (often more so than actual knowledge)

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    Congrats
    69Stang has some great advice
    If you help others then you are a Success

  12. #90
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    Talking My New Boss...

    Quote Originally Posted by beenthere View Post
    He's your new General Manager. LOL
    Well, I could see that. He'll be more knowledgeable than some that I've had.

  13. #91
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    Thank you for the kind words... everyone on here seems to be very helpful and enthusiastic.

    I am loving it here so far.

    I try to help anywhere I can especially knowing all the help I will need with my daunting task of learning controls.

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