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Online Interview Trend?

by on Friday, June 16th, 2017

Now here is an interesting trend. I would say new trend, but I don’t know how long it’s been around. I recently applied for a part time job, working from home. Part of the application process is a video interview. You are sent a link in an email. It is suggested that you dress as you would for an in person interview because they can see you. You just can’t see them.

When you are ready you press the link and begin the interview. On the screen you will see questions. You take a minute to compose your response, press the button, and begin speaking to answer the question. I felt a little nervous and then felt foolish because I felt nervous. It was rather extensive, lasting an hour.

It’s interesting to think of the person on the other end whose job, perhaps, is to sit and watch these videos all day.
A second application required a much more detailed process. It was an online assessment which included percentages, vocabulary words I looked up, practice customer telephone calls and a typing test.

I hope I hear back from the company, because I would really like to work from home. Imagine, your work day taking place in your house, in your robe and slippers, with a big cup of coffee. Sweet deal!

Good City Fireworks Show Last Night

by on Thursday, July 5th, 2012

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There was a pretty good fireworks show downtown last night. The Fourth of July is always a big deal around here – rednecks just love the chance to buy fireworks from the tent stands that pop up all over the state the last two weeks of June. I know guys who save up all year just waiting for the chance to buy fireworks and stock up.

The city always has a free concert on the riverbank for several hours with the Nashville Symphony and a handful of B Circuit singers to entertain the crowd that gathers for the free fireworks show at dark. It’s an expensive treat for the city to be spending money on in this bad economy, but it is a tradition and we southerners are pretty big on keeping our traditions going every year.

Old VCR Tapes

by on Wednesday, January 25th, 2012

Going through the garage I found an old box filled with VCR tapes. You know, those huge plastic rectangles containing spools of magnetic tape? The ones that used to cost $39 and $49 for the newest releases back in the 1980’s?

It was kind of cool to look at all those old movie titles and remembering why I liked them enough to spend that kind of money on them. and now they are not even worth $2 at the Goodwill or Used DVD stores. Not exactly a good investment in those tapes, was it?

Check the Statements

by on Monday, November 21st, 2011

Most of the time I get my bank notice that my statement is ready for review and I just dlete the notice and don’t worry about. I manage my money closely and know what I put in thee ans what I am taking out. Therefore, I should know pretty close to the balance without going througha lot of drama once a month to balance the account.

For some reason I took a longer look at last month’s statement and damn, there is a $6 charge against that account by the bank. I’m thinking, WTF?, and called the bank. They said they are now charging $6 a month for me keeping a checking account at this bank. There’s no way to get rid of that charge except to change banks and find someone who will give me an account for free. So, now I’m on the hunt. I’ll be damned if I’m paying this bank $6 every month just for the privilege of them holding my money for me.

Printer ink

by on Tuesday, March 9th, 2010

In the day to day operation of our small delivery business we sure do go through a lot of printer ink. We are always looking for cheap ink to keep our printers going. We have found the perfect place to purchase our ink from when we need a new ink cartridge we simply go to Ink Grabber and in an instant our ink cartridges are on there way to us no muss no fuss. This is the perfect way to purchase ink, from the comfort of our home office, it can not be beat. No more trips to the office supply store and no standing in line it can not get any better than this for shopping for ink cartridges.