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RE: Jobs
gardenchat@hort.net
  • Subject: RE: Jobs
  • From: "andreah" <andreah@hargray.com>
  • Date: Fri, 13 Aug 2010 05:44:39 -0400

Still don't know anything. My 3rd interview went well, waiting waiting-the
other opportunity would probably require a MOVE so that's not going to
happen. Hope to hear something from the landscape co by next week. I REALLY
want this job!
Andrea

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On Behalf
Of Daryl
Sent: Sunday, August 08, 2010 7:56 PM
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Jobs

No bean counters here, but no regular hours, either, except for the 
ever-changing conference call. As long as it's done within deadlines, it's 
ok.

It's actually easier to get paid for a certain number of hours whether 
productive or not, if you can read or chat at somebody else's desk while on 
duty. When I'm on my honor, but paid per hour (rather than per job), I feel 
honor-bound to work every minute I'm on the clock. Several people have told 
me I'm an idiot to feel that way, but I'm an old geezer, and that's how I 
was brought up.

d



----- Original Message ----- 
From: "james singer" <inlandjim1@q.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Sunday, August 08, 2010 7:03 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Jobs


>I realize there's a difference between working for MegaCorp at home on  a 
>computer logged into the company's LAN and freelancing, that is  working 
>for MegaCorp at home but not logged into the company's LAN  until it's 
>necessary or convenient. I have no experience with the  former situation, 
>but 30-40 years with the latter.. and I never had it  so good, before or 
>after. As a morning person, I got done nearly  everything I thought needed 
>to be done in the quiet, cool morning  before breakfast. Early in this 
>escapade, I could take the kids to  school, then come home and go fishing 
>or sailing or crabbing or  drinking with some of my ne'er-do-well friends 
>down at the oyster  sheds on the Annapolis docks.
>
> On the other hand, if "working at home" means sitting at one's  computer 
> from 9 to 5 so a bean-counter can record hours as a surrogate  for 
> accomplishment, it sound like Big Brother and a bad bargain to boot.
>
>
> On Aug 8, 2010, at 2:25 PM, Daryl wrote:
>
>> I've got to say that working from home has some advantages - like 
>> working in your pjs if you want to, and being able to run out and  move a

>> hose if you need to, or to clean up fresh cat barf instead of  stepping 
>> in it when you get home, but there are drawbacks.
>>
>> If you're a social person, you miss the interaction. If you're a 
>> stickler for working for every minute you get paid, it's a nightmare  to 
>> keep track of it - and if you feel guilty for taking a 15 minute  break 
>> on the clock, forget about it. I actually work harder and  longer now 
>> working at home than I did when I had to go to the office  every day. 
>> Part of that is my job, and working for a worldwide  marketing company 
>> that is working at all hours of the day and night,  but most of it is me.
>>
>> Also a lot of people think that if you're home, you're not really 
>> working, so it's hard to persuade them that you really are, in fact  on 
>> the clock and not available for a chat. While it's nice to be  able to 
>> pick up a phone and comfort a friend in trouble, it can also  ruin your 
>> concentration.
>>
>> d
>>
>> ----- Original Message ----- From: "andreah" <andreah@hargray.com>
>> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
>> Sent: Sunday, August 08, 2010 5:12 PM
>> Subject: RE: [CHAT] Jobs
>>
>>
>>> Will definitely wait to hear more from both potentials Kitty. At  home, 
>>> does
>>> mean at home, via computer and webcam. That's one thing I'm tired  of 
>>> though,
>>> is sitting on my butt behind a desk so that's a consideration. I'll 
>>> keep you
>>> guys posted and thanks for all the well wishes!
>>> Andrea
>>>
>>>
>>> -----Original Message-----
>>> From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net]  On 
>>> Behalf
>>> Of Kitty
>>> Sent: Sunday, August 08, 2010 11:28 AM
>>> To: gardenchat@hort.net
>>> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Jobs
>>>
>>> Andreah,
>>> Does "work from home'" mean working AT home or using home as your 
>>>  base -
>>> such as visiting clients but doing paperwork etc at home?
>>>
>>> Sounds like either way you're in the running for advancement.  As  you 
>>> said,
>>> you haven't been offered Valley Crest (VC) yet and you described  the 
>>> current
>>>
>>> job (CJ) situation as "potentially".  No decisions to be made just  yet.
>>> Could you use the CJ pay increase as leverage with VC for more $?
>>>
>>> You say that VC would be an opportunity to do what you love, but  that 
>>> it
>>> would be for less money than CJ.  However, would that just be for 
>>> starters?
>>> What is the potential for a bigger paycheck down the road as you  prove
>>> yourself?
>>>
>>> Good luck.  I home you get wht you really want.
>>>
>>> Kitty
>>> neIN, Zone 5
>>> ----- Original Message ----- From: "andreah" <andreah@hargray.com>
>>> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
>>> Sent: Sunday, August 08, 2010 6:43 AM
>>> Subject: [CHAT] Jobs
>>>
>>>
>>>> So, I have an interview with the VP of Valley Crest either Tuesday  or
>>>> Wednesday. YAAAAAAAAAAAAAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Very exciting. On a 
>>>> dilemma
>>>> front, my current boss has gotten a new contract and potentially  this
>>>> means
>>>> I would get a substantial raise and be able to work from home. So  it's

>>>> a
>>>> good position to be in, but also stressful.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> Take a pay cut to do what I love, or stay with my boss who has  treated

>>>> me
>>>> phenomenally and be able to work from home for more money? Thoughts,
>>>> advice?????? Of course, I haven't been offered the job at Valley  Crest

>>>> yet
>>>> so I should just chill and see what both offers are right?
>>>>
>>>> Andrea
>>>>
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>
> Inland Jim
> Willamette Valley
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  • References:
    • Jobs
      • From: "andreah" <andreah@hargray.com>
    • Re: Jobs
      • From: "Kitty" <kmrsy@comcast.net>
    • RE: Jobs
      • From: "andreah" <andreah@hargray.com>
    • Re: Jobs
      • From: "Daryl" <dp2413@comcast.net>
    • Re: Jobs
      • From: james singer <inlandjim1@q.com>
    • Re: Jobs
      • From: "Daryl" <dp2413@comcast.net>

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