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Old 07-31-2013, 09:55 PM
 
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Lot of Cert warriors running around too who pay to take these classes to get their microsoft and cisco certs but don't even know how to crack open a box and swap out the memory. They are fun to mess with.
Sure they are, but one thing I have learned is not to judge a book by its cover. We had a CCNP apply for a job for us and had no experience, some of the engineers were scoffing at his resume, but he made a couple of our engineers look silly in the interview when they asked him a question, and he took them to the device and showed them what he was talking about concerning a hardware issue.

Thing is, you can't tell if someone is qualified by the paper, you need to talk to them and see what they know and can do.
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Old 07-31-2013, 09:56 PM
 
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I still debate over whether I perceived McDonalds as reallly really good as a kid...and that I realized it was garbage as my pallet developed as an adult. Or that it really was good as a kid and it just sucks now.
That's funny because I was thinking the same thing after I broke down and went in for a Big Mac here a few days ago. Hadn't had one for a long time. Now I know why. lol I used to wolf those things down back in the day though and they were awesome but then I wonder was I just wasted the whole time back then?? lol
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Old 07-31-2013, 09:57 PM
 
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bull

the fact is the UNSKILLED worker (even a new guy) will be making what a partially skilled worker is making...

should the best mechanic be making the salary of the worst mechanic, just because his title is mechanic


liberals never use their brains
Liberals want everybody in a union to achieve what you just described.
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Old 07-31-2013, 10:00 PM
 
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OMG how funny. You said it.
I scoffed at all those "certs" because all it meant was you studied and passed a test.

"Do you have Java certification ?"
"No sir but I did implement Java 114 on the Linux platform with a team so I'm well aware of the inner and outer working of the Java language."
"Sorry, we're looking for Java programmers with certs."

^^^^True story
It is hit and miss. We once had to explain to our HR department that the CCIE they were rejecting was qualified to interview for the position (they were claiming they needed a CCNA. A CCNA is two certs below that of a CCIE).

Certs can be useful, they cut out the "experience claimed" people who worked for a small shop and only turned the router on and put a config with static routes, yet think they know their head from their arse when it concerns implementing dynamic routing protocols in a large environment.
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Old 08-01-2013, 07:39 PM
 
Location: South Carolina
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The turnover rate for fast food is 145% for a reason. Nobody stays in FF for long because it is just a starter job. You can make more money mowing lawns than you can flipping burgers.

Employee Turnover is a $22 Billion Dollar Problem - FohBoh
You think it would be easier for fast food restaurants if they paid better then they would not have such a problem with turnover but employers want both low turnover and pay a low wage but they can't have both.
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Old 08-02-2013, 03:47 AM
 
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Do not underestimate what some of those fast food workers are making..
It's not uncommon for a GM to be bringing home about 2 thousand a month just in Bonus..
I was bring home 1,600 a month in the early 90's..

Hard work.. Most simply can not do it..

50% or less would not last a week at Macdonalds...

you are out there busting your balls dealing with a bunch off *******s that think they are better then you..

There's the rub, I flipped burgers one summer and decided I never ever wanted to manage a bunch of *******s that think they are better than me.
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Old 08-02-2013, 05:00 AM
 
Location: Va. Beach
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It is hit and miss. We once had to explain to our HR department that the CCIE they were rejecting was qualified to interview for the position (they were claiming they needed a CCNA. A CCNA is two certs below that of a CCIE).

Certs can be useful, they cut out the "experience claimed" people who worked for a small shop and only turned the router on and put a config with static routes, yet think they know their head from their arse when it concerns implementing dynamic routing protocols in a large environment.

LOL. I remember manually programming Micom Netrunners, and Bay Networks AN routers. I also installed and setup Newbridge MaInstreet 3624 Channelized T-1's and also setup RS-232 muxes.

Yeah, I am old school.
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Old 08-02-2013, 06:46 AM
 
Location: A great city, by a Great Lake!
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That's funny because I was thinking the same thing after I broke down and went in for a Big Mac here a few days ago. Hadn't had one for a long time. Now I know why. lol I used to wolf those things down back in the day though and they were awesome but then I wonder was I just wasted the whole time back then?? lol

I never did like Big Macs. Something about that "special sauce" that just doesn't do it for me. Double cheeseburgers on the other hand.....
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Old 08-02-2013, 08:34 AM
 
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do you realize that $15 in NYC is like $7 in texas?

whats LOL about it? NYC is extremely expensive and the job is demanding
So move out of New York if the work is too hard and too tough. Can't move out of NY, then quit complaining.
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Old 08-02-2013, 09:45 AM
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[quote=no1brownsfan;30778435]I never did like Big Macs. Something about that "special sauce" that just doesn't do it for me.

Two all beef patties,special sauce,lettice,cheese,pickles,onions on a sesame seed bun says coronary grubbery...
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