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Ovid (2709)

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Stuff with the Perl Foundation. A couple of patches in the Perl core. A few CPAN modules. That about sums it up.

Journal of Ovid (2709)

Wednesday September 04, 2002
09:48 AM

More interview stuph

[ #7525 ]

Who the heck told candidates that they can cuss in an interview? We actually had one guy (who was trashing a former boss), use the word "shit" in an interview (though not while trashing the former boss -- then he kept using the word "hated"). Don't get me wrong; I've been known to cuss at my workplace, but from a prospective employee? I don't get it ...

And on an unrelated note: my brother just bought a house and soon after Barclay's decided to shut down their Internet Banking division. Since that's where he works, he may be out of a job. If it weren't for his new house, he'd be on the first plane over to the U.S. begging me for a bed. Damn, damn, damn.

Hey, if any of you live in England, will ya swing by and burn down his house for me? :-)

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  • I cussed during the interview for my current job. Actually, now that I think about it, I cussed during my interview for my last 3 jobs (2 of which I quit, and my current job).

    I pretty much talk like a sailor (no offense to the sailors out there) in my day-to-day life. Somewhere along the line, I think I just decided to always be myself, whether it's a job interview, a picnic or what-have-you. I know you're supposed to put your best foot forward during an interview, but for me, being myself is my best f


    If things get any worse, I'll have to ask you to stop helping me.