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Mon Nov 21, 2016 10:32 pm

Tessablue wrote:
Somnambulist wrote:
Tessablue wrote:I expected a rejection when I applied for my very audacious post-graduation dream job, but I applied Friday and got rejected today... ouch. :(
Not your dream job if they didn't want you. Their loss.

It really does all happen for a reason. I'm sure you're going to find something even better than what you thought.
Thanks, I really appreciate it. I didn't expect to get it and I'm certainly used to being rejected (comes with the job...), but it really stings that they clearly didn't even look at the application, especially since I spent a lot an awful lot of time on it and I would've been very cheap and easy to interview (I live about 15 minutes away from the school). Oh well, I'll just treat it as a learning experience and move on to the next one. And at least they didn't leave me in suspense for long.
Could be they already had someone in mind, but had to post the job for a certain amount of time. As you said, at least they let you know quickly.
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Mon Nov 21, 2016 11:24 pm

Catalina wrote:
Tessablue wrote: Thanks, I really appreciate it. I didn't expect to get it and I'm certainly used to being rejected (comes with the job...), but it really stings that they clearly didn't even look at the application, especially since I spent a lot an awful lot of time on it and I would've been very cheap and easy to interview (I live about 15 minutes away from the school). Oh well, I'll just treat it as a learning experience and move on to the next one. And at least they didn't leave me in suspense for long.
Could be they already had someone in mind, but had to post the job for a certain amount of time. As you said, at least they let you know quickly.
This is a total possibility. Earlier this year I applied for a job that I was laid off from a few years ago, it was the same team and exact same work and product line I had become an expert on previously. Less than a week later I got a response of, "Thank you for applying, but your skill set did not match our job opportunity. Blah blah."

This was a job where I had actually had a hand in selecting the software they are currently using and had sat in on 2 weeks of training. I know the markup languages they use, everything about the job is exactly what I used to do, but I was rejected almost immediately. It turns out they had to post the job legally for two weeks before they could convert one of their contractors to a permanent role and the job posting was just a technicality.

You never know.
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Tue Nov 22, 2016 8:12 am

Jobs sure are stupid lol.

I've also been offered positions from jobs I was rejected from way after the fact because the person they hired didn't work out. Not that I would ever take that shit, but the important thing to take away from any no offer is at least your resume is being looked at.
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Fri Nov 25, 2016 9:39 am

BlindLucky wrote: This is a total possibility. Earlier this year I applied for a job that I was laid off from a few years ago, it was the same team and exact same work and product line I had become an expert on previously. Less than a week later I got a response of, "Thank you for applying, but your skill set did not match our job opportunity. Blah blah."

This was a job where I had actually had a hand in selecting the software they are currently using and had sat in on 2 weeks of training. I know the markup languages they use, everything about the job is exactly what I used to do, but I was rejected almost immediately. It turns out they had to post the job legally for two weeks before they could convert one of their contractors to a permanent role and the job posting was just a technicality.

You never know.
I've found this to be true with a lot of the hospital jobs I've applied to. I wouldn't even get a sniff and would find out later that they already had someone in mind and just listed the positions because they had to as part of the hiring process.
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Fri Nov 25, 2016 8:49 pm

I want this year to end.
My dog Riley died on his 12th birthday Nov. 5, after being diagnosed on Halloween with inoperable liver cancer. This after he had a series of medical issues earlier this year and major surgery.
The house is unbearably empty now.
Add in the hurricane that roared through here in October, and having to evict a longtime tenant who got himself arrested for downloading child pornography.
2017 has to be better.
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Fri Nov 25, 2016 9:37 pm

So sorry about Riley. If only our furry friends lived longer. :(
I hope a time will come when you feel ready to fill that empty house with a new friend. Sounds like you deserve one...at least, one who has no illegal habits. :shock:
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Fri Nov 25, 2016 11:34 pm

BaroqueAgain1 wrote:So sorry about Riley. If only our furry friends lived longer. :(
I hope a time will come when you feel ready to fill that empty house with a new friend. Sounds like you deserve one...at least, one who has no illegal habits. :shock:
Thankfully, the tenant who had illegal habits lived in a separate garage apartment. Still creepy, but at least it wasn't under a shared roof with me. It's beyond my understanding how someone gets into such a dark place.
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Sun Nov 27, 2016 1:54 pm

So sorry to hear about Riley's passing but it sounds like you two had a long and happy life together. Like BA suggested, hopefully there will be a time when you are ready for a new friend to warm up your house again.
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Mon Nov 28, 2016 2:13 pm

Sigh. I had to admit defeat and request a short term disability leave of absence from work, with hopes of going to physical therapy and return to work on 12/12. I have to admit, I'm pretty depressed. Sitting around being useless is NOT my thing. The sciatica makes it impossible to sit up for more than a few minutes at a time, but lying down all the time is a major drag. The only good thing happening now is that Spike, my canary, has started singing again after a year of near total silence.

Otherwise... bleh.

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Thu Dec 01, 2016 9:47 pm

Starine wrote:So sorry to hear about Riley's passing but it sounds like you two had a long and happy life together. Like BA suggested, hopefully there will be a time when you are ready for a new friend to warm up your house again.
Thanks Starine, I've been thinking of that, and have decided to look for another puppy in a couple months. I want to get through the holidays, since I'll be coming and going more then. I've always had one or two dogs at home and it's just too quiet here without one.
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Tue Dec 13, 2016 3:04 am

The Sciatic Saga continues. Still can't go back to work, and my doctor told me that at best my possible return-to-work date is 'uncertain'. I have an MRI scheduled for Thursday, and I'm still in physical therapy. I can't stand up for long, or walk far, or sit up for more than a few minutes at a time before the pain sets in. If I need to go anywhere, I have to lie down in the back seat of the car.

Next blood-letting is 2/14/2017, by the way. I'm so looking forward to that!

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Mon Dec 26, 2016 8:01 pm

Was discharged from the hospital the Friday before last Friday after spending two weeks there with a flare up of chronic pancreatitis. Got sick again last Wednesday(3 days before Christmas how convenient of my pancreas) was sick all through Christmas but put off going back into the ER until today because I didn't want to go to the hospital ON Christmas. Anyway went into the er at around 10 am this morning and I guess every other patient had the same idea because I pulled in to the er parking lot to see three ambulances, barely any parking spaces and practically every waiting room chair full. I got to the er before 950 and wasn't seen by a dr until 1230... anyway I've been admitted AGAIN for pancreatitis and told by the hospitalist I'll be here through New Years at least. Luck of the draw I guess because I've had the exact same hospitalist and er dr three trips in a row
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Wed Dec 28, 2016 9:25 am

TapitsGal wrote:Was discharged from the hospital the Friday before last Friday after spending two weeks there with a flare up of chronic pancreatitis. Got sick again last Wednesday(3 days before Christmas how convenient of my pancreas) was sick all through Christmas but put off going back into the ER until today because I didn't want to go to the hospital ON Christmas. Anyway went into the er at around 10 am this morning and I guess every other patient had the same idea because I pulled in to the er parking lot to see three ambulances, barely any parking spaces and practically every waiting room chair full. I got to the er before 950 and wasn't seen by a dr until 1230... anyway I've been admitted AGAIN for pancreatitis and told by the hospitalist I'll be here through New Years at least. Luck of the draw I guess because I've had the exact same hospitalist and er dr three trips in a row
Having the same hospitalist would probably be a good thing, IMO. As to having to wait almost three hours, that would in part be connected with having arrived in a private vehicle. Here at least patients arriving by ambulance tend to move to the head of the line. Hope they get the flare-up back under control soon, and that they get a better handle on what triggers them.
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Thu Dec 29, 2016 10:08 pm

I've been on disability since 11/21. Can't walk far, stand up for long or sit much at all, thus my inability to do my job. Physical therapy can only go so far and the MRI shows a significant bulging (herniated) disc between vertebrae in my lower back. So I'm opting for surgery, which I'll be talking about with the osteopathic specialist on 1/12. I could have opted for regular shots, but neither that nor PT would make that herniated disc heal itself, much less prevent recurrences of sciatica. After surgery, it will be another six weeks of recovery time and lying around being bored out of my mind. There's only so much Netflix binge-watching a body can do. Obviously I'll be exercising, and the exercises I do help to alleviate pain, but they don't prevent it coming back. I just want this out of my life so I can go back to my life!

The biggest worry is how much it will cost. My insurance renews on 1/1, with a big deductible starting over (I definitely met it this year!). That's giving me nightmares.

<sigh>

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Fri Dec 30, 2016 1:35 am

bacterial pleurisy - hurts like a mother
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Fri Dec 30, 2016 3:50 pm

Get well soon, Bal.
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Fri Dec 30, 2016 11:12 pm

When your water line pipe backs up and water gets everywhere....
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Sat Dec 31, 2016 12:13 am

Summer Bird wrote:When your water line pipe backs up and water gets everywhere....
And for that to happen in the wintertime... auggghhhh! I hope you can get it all fixed and cleaned up easily.

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Sat Dec 31, 2016 12:05 pm

Miesque1973 wrote:
Summer Bird wrote:When your water line pipe backs up and water gets everywhere....
And for that to happen in the wintertime... auggghhhh! I hope you can get it all fixed and cleaned up easily.

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Thanks! Thankfully three hours after it happened they came and fixed it. I was out of towels and had to use paper towels by the time they arrived. Left a nasty mess all over the laundry room floor, but I'm going to have someone come over and clean it since water went under the washer and dryer, and there is barely enough room to move them around. Keeping my fingers crossed that there was no floor damage since the water also made its way into the living room.
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Thu Jan 12, 2017 12:37 pm

This is pretty silly but I find myself really not liking people's habits who I know to be at work, getting paid by some business owner I don't know, but finding the time to post diatribes on the internet about who knows what, in our case here horse racing.

I mean really, do they ever stop and realize how much better of an employee they could be? Ohhh sure, some will say they completed everything assigned so they get to play around. Huh?

Others will say they're good at multi-tasking. Huh?

While some will insist they were on their break, yea right!

And the really funny result of watching how people spend their time......watch the reduction in posts on the weekends when they have something better to do than just earn their paycheck :lol:
I've found it easier to tear up tickets at 8/1 instead of 8/5.
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