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#208552 - 06/08/03 06:52 PM Re: My turn to rant....
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Fucking A right Ian, I am currently unemployed because Accenture decided that my job could be done from you guessed it. India!!! Well, I had a great interview yesterday with Consol Energy so hopefully..........
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#208553 - 06/08/03 06:57 PM Re: My turn to rant....
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Originally posted by xoc:
I have a 12X CD-ROM drive that is faster than my 48X CD-ROM drive because it spins up to speed so much faster.
Dear Ian,

How about you stop buying CD-ROM drives and use the money to pay your mortgage?

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#208554 - 06/08/03 08:53 PM Re: My turn to rant....
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I haven't bought new computer hardware in a year. My systems are far from state of the art. smile
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#208555 - 06/08/03 09:39 PM Re: My turn to rant....
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Originally posted by Samueul:
Fucking A right Ian, I am currently unemployed because Accenture decided that my job could be done from you guessed it. India!!! ...
I have to deal with Accenture each and every day and guess what? I can't understand them or their emails.

I think I will be outsourced by year end. I just love outsourcing companys outsourcing.
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#208556 - 06/08/03 11:18 PM Re: My turn to rant....
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Xoc and other are right. The big wigs want things cheaper, so they go for the lowest bid. Does not make it right at all. My father reviewed building contracts as a civil engineer for the military. He always accepted the bid that middle of the road. Not the worst, not the best.
Dan

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#208557 - 07/08/03 05:52 AM Re: My turn to rant....
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http://www.newtechusa.com/ppi/pressroom.asp#higher

Here is the problem solver for all your outsoursing needs
much cheaper in salary
dont need huge houses
and eat only bannanas

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#208558 - 07/08/03 08:25 AM Re: My turn to rant....
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Damn! I'm a ape eek

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#208559 - 07/08/03 08:29 AM Re: My turn to rant....
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Damn! I'm a ape eek
We're all apes . . .
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#208560 - 07/08/03 09:26 AM Re: My turn to rant....
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Originally posted by Graham:
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Originally posted by excelagator:
[b]Damn! I'm a ape eek
We're all apes . . .[/b]
Nope.
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#208561 - 07/08/03 09:47 AM Re: My turn to rant....
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Originally posted by Graham:
[b] We're all apes . . .
Nope.[/b]
My bad. Thought homo sapiens were tied to the apes classification. I guess not.

We are still animals, though, right?
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#208562 - 07/08/03 10:03 AM Re: My turn to rant....
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Originally posted by excelagator:
Xoc and other are right. The big wigs want things cheaper, so they go for the lowest bid. Does not make it right at all. My father reviewed building contracts as a civil engineer for the military. He always accepted the bid that middle of the road. Not the worst, not the best.
Dan
As a Civil Engineer your father had a responsibility to choose the most responsible low bid. If Civil Engineering projects always chose the "lowest" bid then bridges and buildings would be falling everywhere from substantard work. The risk is too great to choose a contractor solely on price.

I suppose when peoples lives are not at stake (like operating a phone bank), then going with the lowest bid is a pretty low risk.
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#208563 - 07/08/03 10:03 AM Re: My turn to rant....
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My bad. Thought homo sapiens were tied to the apes classification. I guess not.

We are still animals, though, right?
Graham.... If you were in any way related to an ape .... Don't you think you would at least have hair on your head. You would also not be such a weakling and you would be able to lift something more than a # 2 pencil.

When you see apes put powder on their heads to cut down on sunlight glare... then maybe you could be on to something.

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#208564 - 07/08/03 10:10 AM Re: My turn to rant....
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Originally posted by Graham:

My bad. Thought homo sapiens were tied to the apes classification. I guess not.

We are still animals, though, right?
Graham.... If you were in any way related to an ape .... Don't you think you would at least have hair on your head. You would also not be such a weakling and you would be able to lift something more than a # 2 pencil.

When you see apes put powder on their heads to cut down on sunlight glare... then maybe you could be on to something.
Bored?
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#208565 - 07/08/03 10:34 AM Re: My turn to rant....
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Originally posted by Graham:
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Originally posted by Uzbad:
[b]
Quote:
Originally posted by Graham:
[b] We're all apes . . .
Nope.[/b]
My bad. Thought homo sapiens were tied to the apes classification. I guess not.

We are still animals, though, right?[/b]
Yep, animals.

Both homo sapiens and apes are primates and mammals.
At least according to Darwin, which never actually been completely prooven (before you start kick me in arse for that - no i am serious. "missing element" never been discovered, altough they like to think overwise - there is no real proof. And no - certain common points arent prooving anything, example: pigs liver in fact can replace humans liver without much problem, but somehow nobody claims that pigs are close relative to MOST of humans cool )
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#208566 - 07/08/03 11:25 AM Re: My turn to rant....
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Speaking of fucked...

http://www.fuckedcompany.com
My former company is up there. (FastForward, Inc.) Bunch of Fucks.
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#208567 - 07/08/03 11:31 AM Re: My turn to rant....
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Originally posted by NY Madman:
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Originally posted by Graham:

My bad. Thought homo sapiens were tied to the apes classification. I guess not.

We are still animals, though, right?
Graham.... If you were in any way related to an ape .... Don't you think you would at least have hair on your head. You would also not be such a weakling and you would be able to lift something more than a # 2 pencil.

When you see apes put powder on their heads to cut down on sunlight glare... then maybe you could be on to something.
Holy crap talk about getting personal... [Huh?]
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#208568 - 07/08/03 11:38 AM Re: My turn to rant....
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Holy crap talk about getting personal...
You think so? That's personal? I thought it was public knowledge. It's what people in Texas are saying.

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#208569 - 07/08/03 12:04 PM Re: My turn to rant....
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The initial concern of this thread is something that my wife and I discuss alot. Being that we are in the furniture capital of America, we are seeing firsthand the overzealous sending of jobs oversees.

I am of the mind return to a certain level of isolationism is necessary for our future. Sure things would be tough as jobs were pulled back to domestic centers, and resultant prices rose to accomodate the increased operational expenditures. But eventually a natural balance would be hit as more jobs became available domestically, and more people's quality of life improved.

I know that this is an extremely simplified scenario, but it is representative of what I believe needs to happen on some level to revive our domestic economy. Sending jobs to China, India, Mexico, etc., etc., is doing nothing for the people here at home. Who cares if their local Wal-mart can carry a cheaper version of the widgett because it is made oversees, when the now laid off domestic widgett maker can't afford it because he know longer has a job?

[Freak]
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#208570 - 07/08/03 12:39 PM Re: My turn to rant....
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And no - certain common points arent prooving anything, example: pigs liver in fact can replace humans liver without much problem, but somehow nobody claims that pigs are close relative to MOST of humans cool )
Well, considering we don't share 98+% genetically with pigs, like we do with apes...
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#208571 - 07/08/03 05:01 PM Re: My turn to rant....
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Originally posted by NismoXse02:

On another note, can anyone beat my record? 4 jobs in one year! [LOL]
No jobs in one year? and I still have the Xterra, Rover, and wife. [Sleep]

Sorry to hear about your troubles, Ian. My suggestion, get into a burgeoning industry, find the company that is at it's core, and get a job, any job. Getting in the door is the key, once you are in, showing them your skillset will get you into the RIGHT position.

Worth a shot.
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#208572 - 07/08/03 05:10 PM Re: My turn to rant....
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Kind of like the DotCom industry ?
The cloning industry ?

There are no burgeoning industries.
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#208573 - 08/08/03 07:29 AM Re: My turn to rant....
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Kind of like the DotCom industry ?
The cloning industry ?

There are no burgeoning industries.
Invest in call centers in India.

I hear that market is taking off . . .
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#208574 - 08/08/03 12:32 PM Re: My turn to rant....
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That's why you get 2 degrees... :p
In all seriousness, I have found it's better to stick with a small company. You're much more valuable there and unless you just flat out suck, you'll be able to hold the job.

On another note, can anyone beat my record? 4 jobs in one year! [LOL]
Next month will be 15 years at my current job. We have 27 employees.

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#208575 - 08/08/03 01:14 PM Re: My turn to rant....
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Originally posted by Aero Steve:
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Originally posted by NismoXse02:
[b]That's why you get 2 degrees... :p
In all seriousness, I have found it's better to stick with a small company. You're much more valuable there and unless you just flat out suck, you'll be able to hold the job.

On another note, can anyone beat my record? 4 jobs in one year! [LOL]
Next month will be 15 years at my current job. We have 27 employees.[/b]
YEP, Big companies suck for most all reasons imaginable and worse, reasons un-imaginable. Good for the typically, apathetic lazy a-Holes that make up the majority of the world. Many consider big companies to be "safe and secure"....What a joke, Give me a break.

Congrats on so long in one job...A rarity in this day and time.

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#208576 - 08/08/03 01:20 PM Re: My turn to rant....
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Jeez Ian, that's an impressive resume. To be quite honest, it puzzles me as to why you can't seem to find a job.

Do you not play nicely with others? confused
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