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The Chit Chat Chit Chat Thread

MySmallWorldof4

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In something completely different.. I really wonder why life teases me so bad.
Right after calling me the reasoning of why I was not chosen to advance in the cruise job. I got an email notification.. that a IT job on Disney Cruise Line had just opened up.
I quickly logged in and sent my improved information and C.V.
Hey, you never know. Keep pushing. Keep moving forward! ;)
 

MySmallWorldof4

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MinnieM123

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So.. got an additional email from the cruise recruitment company. turns out that the addendum in my interview was "looks nervous and this affected his ability to express his ideas".

and out of the 4 guys, only 1 passed this interview. They invited me to try again next year.. hmm...

I definitively wasn't that nervous and more like "I need food" kind of way after waiting 6 hours for my interview turn ( I was the last one who wasn't told to "come back later").
Well heck, most people are nervous at a job interview!! So even if you "appeared" to be a bit nervous (even if you weren't), I would think they'd expect some of that from applicants. Sheesh! (Not to mention, you waited 6 HOURS for your interview turn?!) Good grief. Perhaps for the best that you won't work there.
 

MySmallWorldof4

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Well heck, most people are nervous at a job interview!! So even if you "appeared" to be a bit nervous (even if you weren't), I would think they'd expect some of that from applicants. Sheesh! (Not to mention, you waited 6 HOURS for your interview turn?!) Good grief. Perhaps for the best that you won't work there.
I never heard of anyone waiting 6 hours for an interview. All the interviews I ever had was set up for a specific time. Sounds like it was more of a cattle call @Cesar R M . Like minnie said, maybe it is all for the best.
 

SteveBrickNJ

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Goofyernmost

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Well heck, most people are nervous at a job interview!! So even if you "appeared" to be a bit nervous (even if you weren't), I would think they'd expect some of that from applicants. Sheesh! (Not to mention, you waited 6 HOURS for your interview turn?!) Good grief. Perhaps for the best that you won't work there.
I'm pretty sure that Cesar has me blocked, but, for information, I read a couple books a few years back on what it is like to work on a cruise ship, which is what I think this involves. If what I read is true I would steer as clear away from it as possible. Remember if you are on a cruise there is no getting away from it unless one is a strong swimmer and if they are upset it isn't beyond them to just drop you off at the next port of call and then you must find your way home. Hopefully that has changed but, like anything else, when that is all you have, it can wear thin.
 
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MinnieM123

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I'm pretty sure that Cesar has me blocked, but, for information, I read a couple books a few years back on that it is like to work on a cruise ship, which is what I think this involves. If what I read is true I would steer as clear away from it as possible. Remember if you are on a cruise there is no getting away from it unless one is a strong swimmer and if they are upset it isn't beyond them to just drop you off at the next port of call and then you must find your way home. Hopefully that has changed but, like anything else, when that is all you have, it can wear thin.
Yah, I've also heard similar things down through the years. But it's not like that for all the staff; many people enjoy being away from the mainland, and like the comradery of the crew. I think, like everything else, it all depends on whether you have a great boss, or a loser.
 

donaldtoo

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The sticker price on a lot of the compacts is way too high. Your parents' experience and mine was far different. I don't recall how old I was at the time, but I do remember asking my father how much the new car cost. (They'd get a new car every 4 years.) It was a Ford (haven't a clue what name of model) and it was a 4-door, full sized car, bench seats front and back, and full-sized trunk. You could fit a boat in that trunk! ;)

So he tells me, "It was a lot of money--$4,000!" I nearly hit the floor -- $4,000!! For a kid, that seems like all the money in the world!
I was 15 when my folks bought that Buick. It seems we are pretty close in age, so if you were still a kiddo when they bought that car it was most likely a Ford LTD.

When your average full-size new car started approaching $10,000 I remember thinking... “Holy Carp!!! 5 figures for a friggin’ car!!!!! :oops:
Now they’re 3x +...!!!!! :eek::cyclops::hilarious:
 

SteveBrickNJ

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Yah, I've also heard similar things down through the years. But it's not like that for all the staff; many people enjoy being away from the mainland, and like the comradery of the crew. I think, like everything else, it all depends on whether you have a great boss, or a loser.
On our last cruise (on Royal Caribbean) the Activities Director seemed to have sooo much fun. She ran the Karaoke that I participated in and also Zumba that my wife went to. I think I can tell the difference between someone who smiles because that's their job and someone who really likes their job. She got a kick out of my singing Frank Sinatra's "New York New York". Whenever I saw her at a distance interacting with her cruise peers she seemed like she was right where she hoped to be in life.
I know Cesar does not want to be an Activities Director but I'm building up to my wish to agree with @MinnieM123 re. when working with others that you like..... that feeling of "being part of a group/team"....that can make life enjoyable. A good boss is important in any line of work ;)
 
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donaldtoo

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As is most gf items! Dd has a time buying for her hubby!
Our oldest DD is no longer gf, but, she is still vegan. She appears to have dialed in what works best for her after a coupla’ years, or so...she feels better, has more energy, etc.!!! :happy:
She was raised on meat, taters, etc. She still loves taters, as long as there’s no animal fat involved in the cooking process!!! ;)
I still loooooves me some beef, poultry, fish, etc., but she has also introduced us to some really great vegan food!!! :hungry:
I can only think of 2 things, off the top of my head, that were not good...this coming from a guy that has been known to eat things that would make a billy goat puke, and enjoy it (movie reference, anybody...? ;))...
One was a gf/vegan chocolate cake that was not too bad, but, the texture was like chocolate flavored sawdust...? :cyclops:
The other was a vegan restaurant that had a “bbq brisket” sandwich... (she had never had it before, but, knows my love of bbq, so suggested I try it) it was like they had taken a brown sponge, sliced it into strips, and dumped a bunch of watered-down bbq sauce on it...it was horrific...!!!!!!! :eek::hilarious:
I tried to choke it all down, but, DD saw right through me...and, after she took a “priceless face” bite herself she gave me a merciful “pass” on finishing it...!!!!! :oops::hilarious:
 
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