Tuesday, March 27, 2012

This is from an HR source?

It seems like all I do is talk about job stuff on here lately. Trust me, it's easier to find some wrongs with employment opportunity postings, than fixing AP copy.

At any rate, I received an email from an HR representative with a video production position that I applied to a few weeks ago. Now, I know that all these responses are normally canned emails, but when they are written so poorly, it makes me question how many responses they get a day, that there's such bad spelling.

We have received your resume iin response to our posting for a Video Prodcuer/Editor, and will be in touch with you if your skills and background are a match for our position.
Thank you for your interested in USA Water Polo, Inc, and we wish you great success in your job search!
Best Regards,
Human Resources

Erm, "[...]iin response to our posting[...]" ? Misspell one. 
"Thank you for your interested in [...]" Word usage! Yes, I was interested in the job, but my interest now relies in finding something else. 

It's a wonder why people still have jobs, with the way emails are written...


Friday, March 23, 2012

Is that the poor man's version?

I just had to go into my start menu to make sure programs were spelled right.

Again, early morning routines have brought me to the sports site and applying for jobs. As usual, there was a question with a "who made this up? Can they spell?" glance. The question asked if the candidate is proficient in the Microsoft Suite; primarily Word, "Excell, and Power-point" [sic].

My question is, Excell and Power-point are legit software from Microsoft? Or, are they some hacked version, souped up for the technologically advanced?

At any rate, case in point (as usual, a picture to back it up):

and it's spelled "Excel" and "PowerPoint"


Tuesday, March 20, 2012

OMG, this is AP??

I thought that particular sports job site was bad. Uh uh! I thought wrong!

Of course, Associated Press never really pays attention to their covering stories, so why the hell should they pay attention to their job postings? I logged in today, because I received an email for a job I may be interested in. Sure, I'm batting one thousand in actually getting an interview by them. What the hell. Yea, no wonder I am unqualified. I can spell.

Proof in point:

"Do you have experience developing stories using mutimedia?" Muti-who?  Smutty media? Sure! I can develop porn stories! Mutty media? Like dog related stories? Ok, my cousin has the cutest toy poodle. I'll hang out with him for a story!

Seriously. These job sites need to check their postings before hitting send / enter. Yet, I question why I can't get a job, or that I'm working a shit retail job for 7.61 an hour and get more stress from it, than satisfaction.


Sunday, March 18, 2012

This is advanced?

By now, I'm sure that I've made it clear I'm a "Neo Luddite". I am against all the up and coming technologies, because quite frankly, I don't give a damn. If it ain't broke, don't fix it, right? HDMI / HDTV compatible television sets are coming with no component features, so that old school (i.e. 2004) VCR / DVD combo player you have? Don't work.

Yup. It took me about 3 years to realise flat screen HDTV sets are no use to VCRs. Why (or how) did I find this out? My mother hasn't been able to tape any of her shows on VHS since we've moved. She can't watch a movie and we couldn't figure out why. Come to find out, when everything was hooked up, the cassette recorder wasn't. That's because it was either hook up the cable box to the component outlet, or hook up the VCR. So we went with the cable. Tonight, I was able to hook up an HDMI cord to the TV and cable box, so I figured, use the component outlets for the VCR. Fair enough, yeah? I've done it plenty of times before. Nope. Won't work. It acts like trying to unscramble porn on a black box. Not cool. Therefore, I unhooked the VCR / DVD player and put it in storage.

So I ask you, when did we become so advanced in our nature?


Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Is it any wonder?

There's a reason a new (sports) job posting wants the candidate to be bilingual: Because they can't type in English themselves. 

I was on the usual sports site, and came across a weasel position for a club. Okay, I'll take a look at it. Hell, I may not want to be a weasel, but at least it gets me to a couple games. At any rate, having a good run down read through of what they wanted - basic skills and requirements. Seeing how I am familiar with what they want (I've done sales and I do sales), the only issue is the fact that one "Must by 100% fluent in Spanish, written and verbal". Erm, yea. I can adhere to being 100 per cent fluent if you give me time. Then again, given this option, there really is no specific date I need to be at full fluency for it. In that case, where to I sign up?

Thursday, March 8, 2012

How do you say #DUH, professionally?

I was given a printout from a newspaper the other day, about a job fair one of the (variant) Chamber of Commerce committees are holding in a few weeks. I went onto the site and got a hold of who will be at the event. I proceeded to email some of them, that I knew I was qualified for.

Seeing how my entire resume says MA (Massachusetts), I'm currently in a triangle of sorts with why I am writing this.

One of the jobs I sent my information to, responded back to me today. I figured there were no openings, but it was worth a shot. But it begs the question as to why someone will be there at the job fair. Oh, I know. To get interns for college credit. But this is not the point. Read the screen cap. (I edited the major stuff out and sorry it's a tiny jpeg)

So I was tempted to write back to the apology saying it's not a problem, but still... it's weird. What I wanted to say in the original response was that I am not a permanent resident; I'm going back to Detroit once the Tigers leave, but since I don't live in Michigan, I guess I'm not following them.

At any rate, I gotta get to my job...


Friday, March 2, 2012

Why does this make news?

I love reading random news stories; especially when Yahoo snags it form certain affiliates (in this case NBC).

I was reading the tech story, Vigilante jamming cell phone calls on city buses to help preserve peace and quiet (which in itself is a long ass headline), and had a "WTF" moment.

There's a paragraph that states:
 "If caught and prosecuted, Eric could face a $16,000 fine as well as jail time. After learning of the consequences, he has agreed to get rid of the device" 

If caught?? NBC Philly bloody got him on camera, owning up to using the device! He had it in his hand, and showed them how to use it! I would have been like, uh, please step into my car. We're going on a ride. The fact that they let him slide and although he agreed to get rid of his device, caAn't NBC be held accountable for letting him go? Come on, this makes as much sense as a ten cent nickel!