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  •  "he should look for a decent job this time' (7+ / 0-)

    yeah, no tone there. None at all. Because he obviously knew it was a lousy job when he took it but took it anyway.
    you were obnoxious and you know it

    •  that wasn't my judgement (7+ / 0-)


      the OP portrayed the job as 'emotional torture' - interpreting that to me it wasn't a decent job was no leap in logic.  Did you READ the diary?  

      "Kossacks are held to a higher standard. Like Hebrew National hot dogs." - blueaardvark

      by louisev on Mon Sep 09, 2013 at 11:32:37 AM PDT

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      •  yes i did (5+ / 0-)
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        you seem oblivious to the fact that situations change over the course of time and even if they don't, all jobs seem like good jobs from the outside, not until you're on the inside does the reality usually reveal itself. Your glib comments make it seem like he knowingly accepted a lousy job, and when one is jobhunting it is easy to somehow sift out the 'bad' jobs (as if there are all that many good ones out there to begin with)

        •  please, give it a rest (7+ / 0-)


          you very deliberately misunderstood my comments as being cruel and glib.  Instead it was pretty clear I was responding to the facts on the ground as the OP portrayed them.  I never said the guy 'accepted a bad job' - that's more mindreading.  IF you want to make a comment about what I wrote, then make it about what I WROTE, not what you are imagining I wrote, because that's in your head, not mine.

          "Kossacks are held to a higher standard. Like Hebrew National hot dogs." - blueaardvark

          by louisev on Mon Sep 09, 2013 at 11:47:05 AM PDT

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    •  HM- In sales (11+ / 0-)

      The first job is usually the shittiest. He had to get experience somewhere. My first job was the shittiest I ever had. The CEO was a prick I still have nightmares over 35 years later.  

      I quit my job after I lined up new companies to rep for in the middle of the 1981-82 recession. It was still tough as hell but within a year I was making 10x the amount at a very young age.

      According to people I know in many industries there is a huge shortage of good independent reps out there. Look at the top job openings and you will find sales rep constantly near the top no matter how the economy is. It is a great career. It's just different  than most other professions.

      Getting fired is a rite of passage. He is now a grizzled veteran ready for the big time.

      “ Success has a great tendency to conceal and throw a veil over the evil of men. ” — Demosthenes

      by Dburn on Mon Sep 09, 2013 at 01:30:04 PM PDT

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