Reconciling assholes for nearly a decade.

Gyad.  Dice responses.

I got a good one from Palo Alto.  I want it I want it I want it!

I'm not quite ready to move at this very second to the Bay Area.

I could tell my SO--"see ya when you get here!"

Her son is living in Oakland with his new wife. 

Geez.
Permalink Send private email sharkfish 
July 30th, 2007 1:04pm
I've been getting calls from recruiters for the past two weeks.  I keep politely returning their calls and politely informing them that I no longer accept work via recruiters.

It hasn't exactly made anyone very happy.


Well, except for me, I'm sort of enjoying it.
Permalink Send private email muppet 
July 30th, 2007 1:06pm
I just want a raise.  I'm not really interested in a job, jobs in general, or working.

Highest bidder.  If my own employer gave me a decent raise, with a "atta-girl, take two weeks off", I wouldn't even consider it.
Permalink Send private email sharkfish 
July 30th, 2007 1:08pm
Yeah but you don't want to stay for a counter offer.  An "unprovoked" raise would be best.
Permalink Send private email muppet 
July 30th, 2007 1:09pm
I find it humorous that I'm probably in a few recruiter's address books with a big black spot next to my name.
Permalink Send private email muppet 
July 30th, 2007 1:09pm
They never mark me off.  Even the one I sent a verbose letter about why jobs suck, still emails me periodically.
Permalink Send private email sharkfish 
July 30th, 2007 1:10pm
Some recruiters are slow learners.  I had one who spent a year trying to recruit me for part time work in another state, never mind how often I told him I wasn't qualified and wasn't interested.
Permalink Send private email Clay Dowling 
July 30th, 2007 2:07pm
"Yeah but you don't want to stay for a counter offer.  An "unprovoked" raise would be best."

Yeah.  I took a counteroffer once.  It worked out well, but lightning doesn't strike twice.

I would just use it in case after I ask for my raise, the boss says no.  Then I would let it rest a day or two, then give my notice with my new job in hand.

I don't like having to do things this way, but a bitch has got bills to pay.
Permalink Send private email sharkfish 
July 30th, 2007 2:12pm
A firm hand with management is a good idea.  Get them bills paid.
Permalink Send private email Clay Dowling 
July 30th, 2007 2:21pm
I wouldn't be worrying about bills, either, if my government and creditors weren't tracking me for spurious, ghost payments.

I feel like I'm being strong-armed for protection money by mafioso every quarter.
Permalink Send private email sharkfish 
July 30th, 2007 2:33pm
Got an email the other day:
Oracle DBA & J2EE work in Alabama, requires TS clearance.

Other than the clearance (now expired) none of that is on my online resume.

When I get emails like that from recruiters who obviously haven't put forth a minimum of effort towards skills & interest matching, I tell Gmail they're spam.
Permalink xampl 
July 30th, 2007 3:48pm
"I would just use it in case after I ask for my raise, the boss says no.  Then I would let it rest a day or two, then give my notice with my new job in hand."

It's actually a very good idea to ask for a raise after one is sure they are leaving, even when there is no chance at all of staying. I've done that a couple times. Advantages are that when they say no, you are glad to leave, and when they say yes, you have a better looking leaving salary. You can also mention at the new place that you got a counter offer and then NOT ask them to match it. They will then 'owe you one' right off the bat. Also, it's very good to have practice asking for a raise and not really caring whether you get one one way or another. Managers smell desperation and will use it to their advantage against you, so being able to be detached from the process really scares them.
Permalink Practical Economist 
July 30th, 2007 5:09pm
>I feel like I'm being strong-armed for protection money by mafioso every quarter.

See my various "junk debt" posts.  I can't wait for the next round to hit me.

Oh wait, I have a "failure to file" notice from the state for 2003.  200*3*.  They say I owe them $761.  Through my own bumbling, I don't have the records, so I have to request a copy of my federal return from the IRS.
Permalink Send private email muppet 
July 30th, 2007 5:22pm
2003.  Damn.  Let's see.  That's four years ago.  They say keep stuff for 5 years.  I guess that's what you really have to do.
Permalink Send private email sharkfish 
July 30th, 2007 11:37pm

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