migya wrote:carlgo wrote:migya wrote:bigstrads wrote:migya wrote:bigstrads wrote:migya wrote:bigstrads wrote:Well, I just beat out over 45 people to get a job.........FINALLY!
It was for one position, and they had around 18 external applicants, and the rest were internal...........and they offered me max salary! which is un-heard of for entering the company externally (I know this because its where my lady works and she was worried because they always start you off low)
So, after two full basketball seasons unemployed (can you believe that?).........Im back amongst the useful people.
You must have great qualifications and experience Bigs! What do you do again or are qualified to do? Sorry if you've mentioned it in the past, if you have I've forgotten. What is this job also?
Well actually............no I dont............Im just good at interviews (never failed at one, and I always aim high)
The job is a claims analyst for a pensions and investments firm, something Ive never done before.
I didnt go to University, and Ive spent all of my career in the banking industry, doing lending stuff/evaluation, customer service management, complaints management.
Ohh and thanks for congratulating me Mig!
So you talk shiit! Good to hear my friend, I knew I wasn't the only one that stuck it to the corporate cunnts, that is assuming you get these jobs then do a great job of fuking things up for them??
Well actually..............no I dont..............they ask me questions, and I answer, no lies, as its pointless because they will have a false impression of you and expect things from you, that you cant deliver.
I dont know what it is really, I just have a way of being face to face that impresses people in those situations...........if I knew what it was thats got me every job Ive ever applied for, Id probably worry about doing it or not and hence not do it and not get the job, if you see what I mean.
As far as me working for these companies, well lets just say that im usually labelled the "trouble maker" because Im always challenging the way they do things............but that is also why Im succesful with them too, as most of the time my ideas turn out to be for the better and work real well (and they are always more for the customer, whomever that may be, so my morals are quite satisfied aswell)
People just know what they get with me, and I present it in such a way that it is appealing to them and its going to be worth there while to listen to me.
(God that whole thing sounded pompus and conceited..........but...........its the way it is )
The reason why I lost a few of the casual jobs I've had is because I don't put things in such nice ways. Well, I do the first three or so times and when I get knocked back by the sheer arrogance and stupidity of the boss, I say it with more conviction let's say and the nutless cowards get upset, say something to try to feel powerful, I tell them that what they said was so stupid and they then either get the second in charge to tell me I'm gone or they come up with an excuse for having to sack me some time later
My corporate story, rising in the ranks, crushing your rivals and making more money by being yourself:
I was in the corporate fast-track world at one time, moved on to a blue-collar existence for better or worse. My choice.
Anyway, this was the key to my early success: I went to San Francisco for training, but the object was obviously for management to scout out new blood for the main office.
They took us out to dinner at a place where there were big cuts of meat under a glass counter. You then chose the cut of meat and how big a chunk of it you wanted. They charged by the type and amount you chose.
Everyone selected some cheap stuff, and a thin slice at that, to impress the bosses by not costing them too much.
I was about the last guy in line, but I chose the most expensive cut and a big chunk at that, plus cocktails. A couple of guys gave me the furtive elbow, like "what are you doing?". It cost them a fortune to feed me that night.
But, they spent the whole evening praising me for going after what I wanted, not being shy, etc. I was the golden boy and, boy, was everyone else pissed off! I blushed, the praise was so effusive. It was really funny. I ordered an after-dinner dessert drink, too. It was also expensive and delicious. The execs followed suit. We huddled and joked while the other trainees fumed and tried to say corporate things.
Later, they requested employees should input their suggestions and that these written replies would be presented at some big-shot meeting. I wrote a long and extremely critical letter blasting the inefficiencies, the mode of supervision, the way customers were treated, everything that pissed me off. The regional guy who was to present it at first refused to, lest he be the murdered messenger. He did, but he made a little speech about how it wasn't his idea, etc.
I got a company car from that, the "Narcmobile" we called it because people thought it was an undercover police car and would pull over and let me by. Still, a free car is a good car and makes one a lot richer for sure.
That is a cautionary tale for new or aspiring employees. Bigs got it right, too. It pays off to be yourself, as long as yourself is someone who is competent and helpful in the organization.
Great story carlgo and I'm glad that happened to you. I remember the many stories of corporate bosses and owners rewarding the honesty and constructive criticism of employees, understanding that it is the employees who are involved in the everyday handling of the company and the processes therein and that their opinions are in the company's best interest.
I haven't encountered as much positive attitude. I consider myself intelligent and constructive, though I do admit I've gotten a bit more aggressive over the years (a negative mostly). The owners and those higher up in the companies I've worked for haven't seen that as an asset, but just want their employees really to follow orders and carry out the processes. I perservere
That's my experience as well. I guess it all depends on each company's policy. Some are more open and willing to accept people that think out of the box, others just want people to work and do not think.