How not to get an interview...

Discussion in 'Community' started by iGary, Sep 23, 2005.

  1. iGary Guest

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    E-Mail #1:



    E-Mail #2:

    (On my Web site.)
     
  2. MattG macrumors 68040

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    Pretty cocky...I wouldn't hire him/her either :)
     
  3. iGary thread starter Guest

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    Once was fine...but twice?

    Um, no, I don't want to work with a pedantic fool like you every day, thanks.

    I should mail him back and remind him to tuck his period inside the parentheses.
     
  4. joecool85 macrumors 65816

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    I would.
     
  5. iGary thread starter Guest

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    I almost did, but he drives a local water taxi and I don't want him talking **** about me or my company. Annapolis may be the capital of Md., but it is a small town. Word travels fast.
     
  6. jsw Moderator emeritus

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    Not to be pedantic, just ignorant:

    I understand that the punctuation marks go inside the quotes (um, not parentheses... maybe you do need him ;)) when part of a quotational reply. However, when used to mark a single word or phrase, it seems as though contemporary "correct" usage allows for the quoted word/phrase to be used as an indivisible object, meaning punctuation would go outside.

    But, hey, I'm a programmer geek. I'm happy just to be able to communicate at all.
     
  7. dubbz macrumors 68020

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    Periods shouldn`t be inside of paranthese (unless it`s a compete sentence), so you might not want to do that...

    Edit: jsw kind of beat me to it... :p
     
  8. iGary thread starter Guest

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  9. jsw Moderator emeritus

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    Ah... I thought he was talking about
    Code:
    "sunrises".
     
  10. iGary thread starter Guest

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    AP says no. :D
     
  11. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    Damn ... seems like a lot of us have ruined our interviewability with you. [​IMG]

    But people like that are almost annoying as the pompous fools that think they are better than everyone else, and deserve each and every mugging they get.
     
  12. iGary thread starter Guest

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    I'll just fire myself and all of you with me. :D
     
  13. feakbeak macrumors 6502a

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    iGary, I think you do need the help. I mean, just look at your signature. ;)
     
  14. jsw Moderator emeritus

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    Again, proving my ignorance...
    "AP" is what? "Associated Press"? Or, I mean, "Associated Press?"

    No, I don't - that looks like I'm using "Associated Press?" as a phrase.

    I'm so confused. I think I'll just speak my posts from now on and supply the link to the audio file.

    No, wait, I'll have to record them with my iSight... otherwise, I'll not be able to do the "air quotes". "Air quotes." Dammit....
     
  15. dubbz macrumors 68020

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    That's a new low for me. Fired before I even got the job.

    This sucks :p
     
  16. iGary thread starter Guest

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    I think what you meant to say was:

    "AGANE PROVNG MAH IGNORANCA. AP!1!!!!!111!1!11!!!1 OMG IS WUT??!???!!! WTF LOL ASOCIAETD PRES???!???? LOL OR I MEAN ASOCIAETD PRESNO??!?!? WTF I DONT - TAHT LOKS LIEK IMM USNG ASOCIAETD PR3S??!!!?! OMG AS A PHRAES111!1 OMG LOL IMM SO CONFUSED!1!11 OMG WTF I THINK IL JUST SPEAK MAH POSTS FROM NOW ON AND SUPLY TEH LINK 2 TEH AUDIO FIELNO!!!! WTF LOL WATE IL HAEV 2 R3CORD THEM WIT MAH ISIGHT.!!!!111!!11!!11 WTF OTHERWIES IL NOT B ABL3 2 DO TEH ARE QUOTES111!111 WTF LOL ARE QUOT3S!111!1 DMMIT.11!!1!!1!!11!1! OMG WTF LOL"
     
  17. dubbz macrumors 68020

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    OOoooh! I just had this great idea for a reply you could send the guy in the OP :p
     
  18. scem0 macrumors 604

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    Haha, that would be great. Reply in l337 :D.

    _Emerson
     
  19. wdlove macrumors P6

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    I think that his signature is very nicely colored. Wishing you luck with your dilemma. It wouldn't hurt to meet the person though.
     
  20. Diavilo1 macrumors member

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    But people like that are almost annoying as the pompous fools that think they are better than everyone else, and deserve each and every mugging they get.[/QUOTE]

    Wow, that seems like it came directly out of Phone Booth with Colin Farrell. Just watched it last nite in fact! (great movie, very psychological)
     
  21. iGary thread starter Guest

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    The thing that gets me is the "which you presently need" part.

    The ad in the paper said" Photoshop skills a must."

    Guess what program he has never touched in his life?

    :rolleyes:
     
  22. SilentPanda Moderator emeritus

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    You don't need a copy editor. You need a spell checker. For one word. Which he made you aware of. So you don't even need a spell checker!

    Myself... I could use complete sentences probably. But that's why I code and don't authortate (I made up a word)! :eek:
     
  23. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    No experience...

    Offer him a job in something he seems to have oodles of experience with.

    Like a job as the office hemorrhoid (especially if you already fired the last one), but it seems he's already overemployed in that capacity in any case.

    Sure it's a minimum wage job with no future, but even the office gopher needs to feel he isn't the low man on the totem pole.
     
  24. stubeeef macrumors 68030

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    Maybe you should post all your copy on this forum and let everyone do the work for ya.

    Of course with my outstanding spelling and compostition skills, my own personal editor (skunk keeps working on me, to no avail I might add), and grammer check (I think it is on here somewherz), I could just do that my self 4 ya.

    Rotz a Ruck there snapz. :p
     
  25. YS2003 macrumors 68020

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    I used to study Journalism at a college in New York and AP Style Book is a bible for proper writing styles for news stories. Even though I graduated with an Asoociate in Applied Science in Journalism years ago, I still have this Style Book.
     

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