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Re: Jobs and stuff
« Reply #135 on: December 01, 2008, 10:42:26 PM »
Heh, I started saying something specific about InDesign, and the interviewer (HR person) said, "I don't know anything about it. I'll just assume you know what you're talking about" or something like that.

I'm waiting to hear about a step 2 interview, but if I don't hear toward the beginning of this week... Sigh.
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« Reply #136 on: December 01, 2008, 11:44:04 PM »
That's comforting.  I guess his or her job was just to make sure you didn't breathe heavy on the phone or sound like a complete moron.  You have been pre-screened.  I would give it till the end of the week.  They have to go through the applicants that remain and decide who gets a new interview, and that could take some extra time because of the holiday break. 
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« Reply #137 on: December 03, 2008, 05:19:18 PM »
If it helps, I had a phone interview Nov. 17 and they're not scheduling their next interviews until the week of Dec. 8, and aren't hiring the person till mid-January, so sometimes it takes awhile. I'm disappointed though that I didn't hear back from another phone interview I had last week. The interviewer said he would contact me on Monday (two days ago) to let me know whether I got another interview (i.e. he'd call either way) and I haven't heard back. I don't have a number for him (and he was contracted in to do the pre-interviews, so he probably doesn't work at their office), so I don't know how to contact him other than email. I emailed him yesterday morning and still no response. I guess that's a bad sign, but it bugs me when someone says they'll contact you and then doesn't. Urg.

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« Reply #138 on: December 05, 2008, 04:33:37 AM »
Good luck to both of ya. The job market is so bad that I'm just giving up until mid-Jan. A lot of companies are under hiring freezes right now, including Penguin. So... yeah. I'm just focusing on my writing right now and, well, trying to prepare myself for family stuff (i.e. helping them pack and clean and try to find a house) when I visit for the holidays.
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« Reply #139 on: December 05, 2008, 04:40:41 AM »
It's not just hiring freezes. Yesterday has been dubbed "Black Wednesday" by several people in publishing, and some major names left several major houses. A good three or four places had not only hiring freezes, but layoffs. I combined all the news reports I've been seeing in one place on my blog.
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« Reply #140 on: December 05, 2008, 05:34:30 AM »
hmm.... I might be getting a real job offer next week.... *crosses fingers*

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« Reply #141 on: March 27, 2009, 03:57:24 AM »
I tore my soul to pieces in the Truck-Factroy, straight from school. Now I'm getting fired and need to find another job.

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« Reply #142 on: April 05, 2009, 05:57:21 AM »
Well, I am no longer looking for a job. As of May 1st (or earlier if I can get out there before then) I'll be Brandon's assistant and extra brain. This is going to be interesting.
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« Reply #143 on: April 05, 2009, 06:07:47 AM »
That's awesome Ook. :]  Congratz.
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« Reply #144 on: April 06, 2009, 05:44:04 AM »
You know, this forum lets you change your displayed name, which you can do instead of deleting your account and creating a new one.
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« Reply #145 on: April 06, 2009, 03:53:32 PM »
Well, I am no longer looking for a job. As of May 1st (or earlier if I can get out there before then) I'll be Brandon's assistant and extra brain. This is going to be interesting.

This makes sense with everything coming up that Brandon needs to do. I can see it now:

Brandon: Yeeeeeaaaaahh, Peter I'm gonna need you to come in on Saturday, yeeeaaaahhhh.
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Re: Jobs and stuff
« Reply #146 on: April 06, 2009, 05:47:32 PM »
With Ookla's influence will Brandon's characters start looking out of the page with exaggeratedly large mouths when they yell?  At (@) symbols for eyes when they are daunted?
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« Reply #147 on: April 06, 2009, 06:25:52 PM »
There will be up to 50% more character art on every page.
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« Reply #148 on: April 06, 2009, 07:53:49 PM »
books could use more interior art. do it do it.
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Re: Jobs and stuff
« Reply #149 on: April 08, 2009, 05:27:49 PM »
Congratulations, Ookla!

What this actually will mean is maddeningly cryptic hints throughout the actual books, not just on the forum ahead of time.
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