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Old 12-10-2015, 09:07 AM
 
Location: Jacksonville, FL
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I am now working with a recruiter in northern NJ who has forwarded my resume to a company in Morris County, NJ. She said that I would be a good fit for the job and that she could probably bargain a salary of $100K for me. But there's a catch. The average work week is 45 hours a week.

Nonetheless, I allowed her to contact my references and go ahead and forward my resume to the company hiring manager. I don't know what I was thinking.
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Old 12-10-2015, 09:47 AM
 
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I am now working with a recruiter in northern NJ who has forwarded my resume to a company in Morris County, NJ. She said that I would be a good fit for the job and that she could probably bargain a salary of $100K for me. But there's a catch. The average work week is 45 hours a week.

Nonetheless, I allowed her to contact my references and go ahead and forward my resume to the company hiring manager. I don't know what I was thinking.
You're on a roll!! I need to take a page from your book. Are you using job boards to find these recruiters?

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Old 12-10-2015, 10:38 AM
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I am now working with a recruiter in northern NJ who has forwarded my resume to a company in Morris County, NJ. She said that I would be a good fit for the job and that she could probably bargain a salary of $100K for me. But there's a catch. The average work week is 45 hours a week.

Nonetheless, I allowed her to contact my references and go ahead and forward my resume to the company hiring manager. I don't know what I was thinking.
nep, you're gonna have to loosen up. Not everything will be on your terms.
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Old 12-10-2015, 11:00 AM
 
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I am now working with a recruiter in northern NJ who has forwarded my resume to a company in Morris County, NJ. She said that I would be a good fit for the job and that she could probably bargain a salary of $100K for me. But there's a catch. The average work week is 45 hours a week.

Nonetheless, I allowed her to contact my references and go ahead and forward my resume to the company hiring manager. I don't know what I was thinking.
Geez! 45 hours? Tell them to shove it! Hell, I bet a bottom-feeder company like that doesn't even start you off with 12 weeks of vacation or a corner office!
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Old 12-10-2015, 04:18 PM
 
Location: Lakewood OH
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My last 3 employers did the same thing. We asked everyone who interviewed candidates their thoughts, and if any said "I wouldn't hire him/her", even if other 4 or 5 said "he/she is ok or better", the candidate was never hired.
That's just the way it was where I lasts worked. Although my supervisor and I had the last word on hiring, we also asked our coworkers, the people who would actually be working with the candidate, to talk with him or her and give us feedback.

Their talks were very informal because we wanted our employees to be able to relate to one another on a compatible basis so it was okay to discuss matters other than those work related but not overly personal. Everyone's opinion was valued. We had great teams who worked very well with one another. But to be perfectly honest, if our employees didn't think someone would fit in, that person usually didn't get hired, at least not in our department.

One interesting thing is that while one person may not spot a phony or a primadona or a potential troublemaker, several people might be able to. The few times we gave someone who had less than a stellar recommendation from our crew we hired anyway, we wound up regretting it.
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Old 12-10-2015, 04:35 PM
 
Location: Jacksonville, FL
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Well, today I had the interview that was scheduled for 3.5 hours and it ended up lasting 4.5 hours. FML.

I think overall it went well an I connected with most of them quite well. Except for one guy who would just cold stare at me with his eyes widened and never smiled. The guy I connected with the most was the VP of Finance, at the end of the interview process. He spent 90 minutes with me and took me around the entire campus and gave me a tour. The place is very beautiful and brand new. Nice cafeteria, too.

Overall my impression was favorable.
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Old 12-10-2015, 05:07 PM
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Well, today I had the interview that was scheduled for 3.5 hours and it ended up lasting 4.5 hours. FML.

I think overall it went well an I connected with most of them quite well. Except for one guy who would just cold stare at me with his eyes widened and never smiled. The guy I connected with the most was the VP of Finance, at the end of the interview process. He spent 90 minutes with me and took me around the entire campus and gave me a tour. The place is very beautiful and brand new. Nice cafeteria, too.

Overall my impression was favorable.
Glad to hear it. You might be able to stay in Columbus!
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Old 12-10-2015, 06:05 PM
 
Location: Jacksonville, FL
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Glad to hear it. You might be able to stay in Columbus!
I would be happy to stay in Columbus. It really is a good place to live, although not as good as the Hartford, CT area. But there are no jobs there. I miss my mommy and nonna
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Old 12-10-2015, 06:05 PM
 
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I am now working with a recruiter in northern NJ who has forwarded my resume to a company in Morris County, NJ. She said that I would be a good fit for the job and that she could probably bargain a salary of $100K for me. But there's a catch. The average work week is 45 hours a week.

Nonetheless, I allowed her to contact my references and go ahead and forward my resume to the company hiring manager. I don't know what I was thinking.

What's the issue?
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Old 12-10-2015, 06:07 PM
 
Location: Jacksonville, FL
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What's the issue?
I don't wanna work 45 hours a week on average.

This company in Columbus that I interviewed with today is 40 hour work weeks and will likely pay $63K. The job in Morris Plains, NJ would pay $100K but requires 45 hours a week. Ugh.
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