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Old 06-22-2006, 03:00 PM   #31
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I have no soul... I act as if I do. You can look but touching will cost you a trip to the Caymans.
Its hard for me to find suitable mates these days. -Signed Souless in Tampa
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Old 06-22-2006, 03:03 PM   #32
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I live near you in Winter Haven.
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Old 06-22-2006, 03:06 PM   #33
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I live near you in Winter Haven.
You can look, but touching will cost you a trip to the Caymans
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Old 06-22-2006, 03:07 PM   #34
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Old 06-22-2006, 10:50 PM   #35
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...One of the questions they actually had the inclination to ask was, "If you were at a party, and everyone left, would you help clean up?" My response was "depends on how good the party was." Nevertheless, I didn't get the position...with hindsight, as it always is, I am glad that I didn't.
"Well, if everyone left, I wouldn't be there to help clean up, now would I?"

That is why I am self employed. At one of my last jobs workin' for the man, I went right into his office and said "I hear there is gonna be drug testing at this place. If that's the case, I'd like to test the mushrooms."

Turns out it was a rumor and there wasn't gonna be any drug testing, but he knew where I stood.
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Old 06-22-2006, 11:16 PM   #36
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Congrats, you're in a database if you took one of those tests.

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Old 06-23-2006, 02:06 AM   #37
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I just located this very nice personality test.
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Old 06-23-2006, 03:46 AM   #38
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Thanks for the effort wolf; but, that test states "(do not draw outside the frame!). Clearly, it would not be an appropriate diagnostic tool for NoBoxes!

Seriously though, as managerial and human resources positions are increasingly being filled by people with generic qualifications (degrees and/or licensure without industry specific experience) they become more reliant upon outsourcing their recruiting evaluations to professional profilers. Many people in hiring positions lack the assessment skills necessary to ensure good job to people matches.

The corporate assessments I've seen appear to have been geared towards determining how many additional responsibilities, outside of their primary position, salaried workers would be willing to accept and how much work hourly workers would be willing to do off the clock. This information is elicited in questions that seemingly address team spirit and customer service. The profiling almost always seems to reflect management's perspective (providing for the bottom line) rather than that of those in the disciplines/jobs being profiled (aptitude and personality match).

I've been through only one assessment that seemed to be geared towards both management and the discipline/job involved: that was for a specialized assignment in the military. I went through an extensive battery of psychological exams (incl. Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Profile) and personal interviews by both the immediate supervisor for the position and the unit psychologist who himself had to be interviewed and approved for his position by the psychologist to the President [there was a psychological chain of authority just as there is a medical chain of authority in hospitals]. I've not yet seen such an interdisciplinary approach to hiring in corporate America. I suspect that most corporate profiling is easily defeated by anyone with experience in the work force.
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Old 06-23-2006, 10:47 AM   #39
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Most jobs don't give you the ability to launch a nuclear strike. I understand the military's desire to be careful. Or did you carry the football?
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Old 06-23-2006, 12:47 PM   #40
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Except for the technical positions in "Corporate America", they're only concerned with finding cooperative serfs. They plan on instructing every employee exactly what and how they want them to perform. It's my way or the highway, so uncooperative people are a waste of their time and money.
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Old 06-24-2006, 05:04 PM   #41
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Except for the technical positions in "Corporate America", they're only concerned with finding cooperative serfs. They plan on instructing every employee exactly what and how they want them to perform. It's my way or the highway, so uncooperative people are a waste of their time and money.
My situation is the opposite. It basically says I will resist authority and clash with traditional processes. I want to do things my way and I lack basic tact. These things don't seem to bother them. In fact, as a small update to my original post..Not only do I have the position they are paying to relocate me. I'm ecstatic about this.
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Old 06-24-2006, 07:59 PM   #42
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The company that relies on this sort of test is not the company that deserves the benefit of my experience.
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Old 06-25-2006, 12:47 AM   #43
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The corporations have a lot of power when they can micromanage the life of the average worker in such ways.
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Old 06-25-2006, 02:27 AM   #44
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snip~..Not only do I have the position they are paying to relocate me. I'm ecstatic about this.
Congratulations, you must have skills, maybe they want someone to lead them.
Where ya moving to?
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Old 06-26-2006, 09:13 AM   #45
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Congratulations, you must have skills, maybe they want someone to lead them.
Where ya moving to?
I'll tell you after it happens. I'm slightly superstitious.
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