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    Quote Originally Posted by acrozier22 View Post
    Ever thought about going back to school and getting an advanced degree? Right now a great investment is the investment in yourself.
    Its definately crossed my mind. I was pretty anxious to get done with classes, but Id love to continue on now that Ive had a few months away from classes.

    As far as my major and experience, Im a management major fresh out of school, so my experience would be 5 months managing a fitness club. I imagine those come off as abit lack luster, but my only other management experience would have been being a department manager at Kmart for a year. What I wouldnt give for a couple years of experience before I had to start searching again . As far as selling pizzas go, Id be happy doing that for a few months while looking for something else, at least then Id get to spend my day driving my car.

    And to the guy who said Im the guy taking days off in the first week, I can count on my fingers and toes the number of days I actually requested off since I started working at the age of 14. I have a great work ethic, I hate wasting time when there are project to be done(Kind of how I fell into the fitness gig in the first place. Always memberships to be sold and promotions to run.)



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    Quote Originally Posted by acrozier22 View Post
    Ever thought about going back to school and getting an advanced degree? Right now a great investment is the investment in yourself.
    Especially with something as non-specific as a degree in "management", you might think of this. And this time get something that has some specificity. I'd think something related to accounting or law, but agriculture, manufacturing, whatever, would probably make you more of an exciting candidate. And while you get that degree, find a job managing something. Anything.

    I sometimes come of rather harsh, but I stick to my position that someone who graduates with a management or business degree, and didn't work as a manager, or attempt to run their own small business either prior to, or coincidental with their degree program is really not that interested in management or business. It's just too easy to work in those fields while going to school.

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    Holy ****, Jesus ******* ******!
    I find this comment personally, and deeply insulting. Frankly, I pity you for your obvious contempt for those who choose military service. (Which is currently a terrific deal, obtw)

    Well, I guess some are too "special" to serve their country and possibly actually learn something about Leadership. (Which you'll not learn in a University, or in business)

    And get your student loans forgiven. And earn money for that advanced degree.


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    Re: Job Hunting

    Quote Originally Posted by Psyclone Brian View Post
    I know where you can earn a great living... making great money... have free medical and free dental... working a job that you love! ...and if you owe any student loans, they can wipe that out for you also. The U.S. Army (pm me)
    After 9-11, I returned to the military from a six figure career. Granted, I was a mid career officer but I dont regret the 70K pay cut for a second. Its not for everyone but it isnt boring! A new officer starts around 45K and within 4 years you can be near 70K with everything.



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    Remember that: all experience= good experience. It doesn't matter what it is in. I got an interview with a company, not based on my experience in management, but because I had worked a part time job for Fed-Ex loading trucks. The hiring manager had worked for UPS before and said the one thing that separated me from everyone else is that he knew that I wasn't afraid to work hard.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Phaedrus View Post
    Especially with something as non-specific as a degree in "management", you might think of this. And this time get something that has some specificity. I'd think something related to accounting or law, but agriculture, manufacturing, whatever, would probably make you more of an exciting candidate. And while you get that degree, find a job managing something. Anything.





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    Quote Originally Posted by dosry5 View Post
    OR...you can go the route Phaedrus did and you'll end up french (never capitalize that word, ever) kissing a man in a foreign country! That's a career path!
    I tell you what. This job pays VERY well.


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    Re: Job Hunting

    With your pissy attitude I would not hire you.



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    Re: Job Hunting

    Quote Originally Posted by Phaedrus View Post
    I tell you what. This job pays VERY well.

    Quick. Someone give the man a cookie!



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    Quote Originally Posted by LeSchmick View Post
    What's wrong with this? I did this when I first got hired at the golf course and they were fine with it. Its something you're going to need to know and it doesn't mean that you are going to slack off.



    Holy ****, Jesus ******* ******!
    Same person managed to take a break every 30-60 minutes. Most new employees that I've met at various jobs who ask the time off questions right away don't turn out to be very reliable.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Phaedrus View Post
    Especially with something as non-specific as a degree in "management", you might think of this. And this time get something that has some specificity. I'd think something related to accounting or law, but agriculture, manufacturing, whatever, would probably make you more of an exciting candidate. And while you get that degree, find a job managing something. Anything.

    I sometimes come of rather harsh, but I stick to my position that someone who graduates with a management or business degree, and didn't work as a manager, or attempt to run their own small business either prior to, or coincidental with their degree program is really not that interested in management or business. It's just too easy to work in those fields while going to school.



    I find this comment personally, and deeply insulting. Frankly, I pity you for your obvious contempt for those who choose military service. (Which is currently a terrific deal, obtw)

    Well, I guess some are too "special" to serve their country and possibly actually learn something about Leadership. (Which you'll not learn in a University, or in business)

    And get your student loans forgiven. And earn money for that advanced degree.
    I agree with both parts, and the previous post as well.

    Thanks, schmick, for insulting us military service people. We tend not to go for that sort of thing.

    I would use this line of argument for someone looking at teaching, as well. Are you looking to teach or find a job? If an ed major hadn't done any sort of teaching, or looked for an opportunity, I wouldn't look too hard at them. There are places to gain experience during school for that, as well.


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    Quote Originally Posted by LeSchmick View Post


    Holy ****, Jesus ******* ******!

    I bet your a really cool guy .

    For you guys/gals who have or are serving our country -

    THANK YOU!



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    That is what I tell people who I want to go away. It is much easier then filling out the paperwork to force them to leave and usually happens a lot quicker.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LeSchmick View Post
    Holy ****, Jesus ******* ******!
    You stay classy......



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    Quote Originally Posted by CycloneErik View Post
    Same person managed to take a break every 30-60 minutes. Most new employees that I've met at various jobs who ask the time off questions right away don't turn out to be very reliable.
    And it's probably a question that should be answered when a job offer is made and clarified by HR if there are any questions.


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    Re: Job Hunting

    Don't worry, Allsteel/HNI isn't hiring anyway. They just laid off 150 more people last week, making the total since last fall several hundred.



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