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talesfromcallcenters: Do you like your job?

So figure I should start posting some stuff. Recently landed a call center job at a major credit bureau. Found out not as shady as people think they are, at least not my side of it (memberships). This call came in on a slow day so I was feeling good.

Me- Some poor soul giving advice AD- Angry dude who wanted no help.

Me-Hello thank you for calling _____, my name is Echosniper, how can I help you today?

AD- Yes I use your service, and I’m a victim of fraud, I just applied for a Macy’s card, and when I looked at my alert, there’s a notice for three inquires, when I should just have one.

Pretty simple fix, the three bureaus each give an alert if the customer has three bureau monitoring.

Me- Alright sir I can take a look for you, may I get your social security number or membership id so I may pull up your account?

AD- SSN is 111-11-1111

Look into his account, he has 3B monitoring and the alerts show it comes from all three bureaus, all for one Macy’s card.

Me- Alright sir, so looking into this matter it seems like because you have three bureau monitoring, or gave you an alert for each different bureau, and not just one. That’s why there’s three alerts for one card.

AD- No no no no you’re not listening to me, can you fucking listen?

Whoa what?

Me- I’m sorry sir?

AD- You’re rattling off some basic bullshit they tell you too, this is fraudulent and I want those other two removed from my report!

Ok what the fuck? I give you the answer and you deny the answer, and think you know better? Why call customer care in the first place then?

Me- Sir I understand this can seem stressful, but if you go into your account and check the alerts it’ll sa-

AD- Do you like your job?

Me- Pardon sir?

AD- Do. You. Like. Your. Job?

Me- Uh, yes I do. Why do you ask sir?

AD- Because if you don’t fix this problem, I’m going to make sure you don’t have that job anymore. I’m recording this call, I’ll send an email to your boss, I’ll include this conversation, and it’ll show how rude and stupid you are being.

This went on for another couple of minutes. Ranging from him insulting me, to me explaining why some things cost money, (We don’t get the other two credit reports for free, if we need to buy them, so do you!)

AD- Listen I don’t want to fucking talk with a low level dumbass right now, I want to speak with someone who knows what they are doing, click

No supervisor, no escalation, didn’t even deactivate his account. Well alright then. Considering this is like my 2nd month in to call center jobs ever, think I’m going to enjoy it here.

By: Echosniper

I might be leaving this blog for good.

So, as many of you know I’ve been struggling for awhile now. I am just so lost and I feel so numb about everything. I’m trying really hard to find the good things in life, but I keep getting sucked back into this hole.

The job I’m at in just making me depressed and I can’t do it anymore. I’m going to get clean, and get a better paying job at a bank that has been asking me to apply there ever since I’ve delivered to them. I don’t know how long I’ll stop smoking. Probably for a long time. Which means it’ll be hard to stay clean when I have a weed blog. I’m still going to be on tumblr, but I’ll have a different themed blog with the occasional weed posts when I am able to smoke :) but as much as I’d hate to quit completely, I need to. I need to get better.

Since I started heavily smoking, while also hiding it, I’ve been unmotivated, depressed, and I rely on it way too much.

I’ll probably make a new blog right after work, so hopefully you guys will follow me on there :) or I’ll delete everything from this one and start over.

masterofenthropy  asked:

Hi HeyWriters! I was wondering: do you have a tip to create a weak point on main characters? I´m making a story, but I´m having trouble since my main character is TOO overpowered. Could you help me with this?

(All of this is written under the assumption your character has superpowers or “special” abilities, so forgive me if you meant a different kind of power.)

I created a character concept when I was twelve. She had all the superpowers of my favorite heroes and then some. As time wore on she gained more and more until eventually my adolescent brain invented logic and realized she was actually ridiculous. Here’s how I depowered this character, who’s name is Ace, without completely ruining her coolness.

Step One:

Don’t be greedy. Any ability that does not contribute to the story needs to go. It’s taking up space that could be filled with credibility. I decided early on that Ace didn’t need most of her abilities, and by the end of the story she only relies on a few to get the job done. Also, if a character can do more than one thing that are all basically the same thing some of those should probably go (invisibility and camouflage, superspeed and teleportation, etc.). 

Step Two:

Apply real-world science. If you try to make your depiction realistic, you’ll want to have an idea of how these abilities might work and how they might not. Of course, you should suspend disbelief for some things if they’re truly essential to your character, but others can be adapted. For Ace there are some powers that only work under the right circumstances, and others that her body rejects or that give her physical pain when she uses them. Most importantly, special strengths come with special weaknesses. Sensitive hearing means loud noises are more jarring or harmful, regeneration means metabolism speeds up and the person needs to eat as much as a body builder. Any superpower you pick out will have a drawback, I guarantee it; if not a physical one then a social one (I’ll get to that).

This scene from The Incredibles is an excellent demonstration of superpower drawbacks.

Step Three: 

Consider how the character feels about all this power and why they obtained it in the first place. Ace was not born with abilities, but over time she chose certain powers for the purpose of defending herself or others. Some of her powers fade away when she stops using them, like any skill you fail to practice, and some abilities she just plain old refuses to use for personal reasons. Some are too difficult or time-consuming for her to master, and some even trigger memories of her traumatic past thus she discards them. This way she has a choice in the matter and her choice is not to bite off more than she can chew or what she doesn’t want in the first place. 

Step Four:

How do other characters feel about all this power? Perhaps some or all of your character’s powers intimidate, frighten, or anger others in the story. One of Ace’s friends dislikes how unstoppable she is, and others are taken aback by some of the things she can do or how she looks when she does them. On the whole, she hides what she can do or picks small things to do instead of big things, downplaying her own power when necessary. How your supporting characters react to the force of nature that is your MC is the most important aspect of her power.

Here’s an example from the X-Men of how other characters might react. 

For additional opinions and advice, read this and take to heart its ending line: “There’s only one fix that avoids all the pitfalls of overpowered heroes: refrain from making them really powerful in the first place.”

Yes, Ace is a flawed concept and all the advice I just gave is only a patch kit for that flaw. However, overpowered characters continue to excite readers and viewers alike, so I would never suggest we dispense with them altogether. Just, when you’re getting a headache from how overwhelming your character is, it’s good to consider dialling it all back and focusing on the power of their personality instead.


Super apologize for taking so long to respond, and thanks for asking in the first place.

hey guys! talking from personal experience, this time of year can be super scary for anybody looking to move into the job world. whether you’re graduating soon and need to look for full time work, looking for summer internships or placements, or just looking to get a part time job to make some money over the summer, a solid cv is crucial. so i’m gonna share some of my tips below, i work in advertising, i’ve worked most of my career in sales, and even though i’m still fresh to the working world i hope i can give you guys some employment tips! 

basic bits

  • ok, so you need to put your contact details at the top of the page, name, phone number, email address, post code and sometimes nationality are all important to get out of the way first 
  • if you have your degree grade, or expected grade, put education at the top. list your grade and the dates you studied at uni, and the grades, dates and subjects that you studied to a high level when you left school. this is less important for part time jobs so i would probably put it below the next section in those circumstances
  • past experience is next. list everywhere you’ve ever worked, whether it was a proper paid job, helping out at local events, tutoring, anything that can give insight into your skills and your character. put a couple bullet points for each job, explaining the tasks you did and what you learnt from them. the most important thing is to emphasise what skills you have and how you’ve proven them in the past. 
  • i put other experience next, generally just volunteering, if you held a responsibility role in your school you can put that here too
  • skills & interests should be another section, talking about your non work related skills (but still relating these back to working). so for me, i talk about my creative hobbies like writing and music, which are important when applying for creative industries like advertising. i also talk about teaching myself arabic and adobe creative suite because languages are useful, design skills are useful, and most crucially taking initiative and embracing opportunities to learn are essential in any job that wants to see you grow

sales tips 

  • other people applying for the same jobs as you will not be handing in a 100% truthful cv. you don’t have to lie, and you shouldn’t ever ever lie on your cv because it’s not worth getting caught out. however, you’d be smart to jazz it up a bit. 
  • every task you’ve undertaken in your life has taught you something, no matter how small. think about every job related thing you’ve ever done and think of a way to make it sound special. 
  • for instance, i manually alphabetically organised a directors business cards during an internship. it was beyond boring. yet, now i talk about being a crucial support for the team, how i took initiative in collating their contacts into a brand new filing system to increase productivity speed. any dumb task can be chatted up. 
  • sales is all about confidence, confidence, confidence. you have to believe you are a great candidate, it’ll come across in your writing 
  • keep it to one page, max 2 if you’ve had a lot of previous roles. nobody wants to read that much. if it’s looking a bit long try reformatting to keep it all looking neat and succinct. 
  • send it as a pdf, not as a word document. keeps it looking professional. 

cover letters

  • now, cover letters can be a real pain. i would suggest writing different ones for each application, even though making a generic one and editing it is easier. it’s worth it to show that you give a shit. 
  • actually, all that really matters is giving a shit. talk about how great you are, and about how much you have to offer that they need in their company. you can phrase it in a non arrogant fashion, but at the end of the day a job application isn’t the place for humility. 
  • talk about the company, talk about why you like it and why you want to be there. if you’re applying to a small company definitely chat about how great you think the business is, because chances are the people who run the company will actually see it. people who have their own company LOVE to hear people talk about loving their company and their idea. 

all that really matters

  • be genuine, be passionate, be enthusiastic about the role, about the company and about yourself.
  • stay calm and focused on your goals, and believe in yourself and your abilities. don’t be afraid of being great, and don’t be afraid of letting people know it. 

i really hope these could be of use to anybody, if there’s any tips you guys need for job huting let me know, i’ve done a lot of it!

Cover Letters

If you all don’t have a cover letter template written up so you can just fill in the blanks during a job hunt, you’re doing yourself a major disservice bc man does it look professional and it can be SO fast and easy if you do it beforehand.

This is what mine looks like:


Your Name

Company Name

Company Street Address

City, State, Zip

Dear Hiring Manager/Hiring Department (pick 1 depending on how big the company sounds)

I am interested in applying for the (Insert job position here) that was (insert how you found the job here). My resume is included for your review.

My background includes extensive customer service experience in fast-paced environments (If you were in a lot of fast food/retail). Through those experiences I’ve developed a large focus on customer experience and satisfaction, that would easily fit within your company’s dedication to positive customer relations. Insert something specific to the company’s creed here. My skills include (relevant program/being eager to learn new skills), (a thing you can do), and (probably something like “reliable work pace”).

I would sincerely appreciate getting to meet with you to talk about this opportunity further. Please feel free to email me or call to get in contact with me. Thank you very much for your consideration.


Your name again

Enclosure (it means a resume is attached too)

Short, sweet, to the point, and totally valid in p much any workplace. I wrote this up as a homework assignment for a business class and oh man it’s helped me out so much. 

  • If you wanna write your own just keep the general structure the same: 
  • 1st paragraph: what the job is, how you found it, you have a resume for them
  • 2nd paragraph: Your background, what you learned, how you would fit in, show you read a little bit abt the company, what you can do
  • 3rd paragraph: You wanna talk abt this in an interview, call or email you, thank them for their time

You can do this, cover letters don’t have to be intimidating!

anonymous asked:

How realistic is it for the retired agent/spy/assassin to come back and kick just as much butt as they did years before? Does such training come back to you easily if you haven't used it in a long while or will you be rusty enough to get killed?

Parts of this are realistic, others not so much.

If you’ve spent enough time training techniques, this stuff gets baked into the way you move. It’s not, “oh, I’ll do this to someone;” it’s just there. Training can also affect how you look at the world; this is true as a general statement on life, but it also applies here. Again, as with muscle memory, this is always there, always affecting how you view your surroundings and the people in them.

So, in that sense, yes. A veteran character coming back after years away from the job will still have their skills and training. Some of that will be rusty, but this stuff sticks with you. Especially if you were maintaining your training for years. That said, they’ll still get their teeth kicked in.

Ironically, one of the more realistic takes I’ve seen on this was in the middle seasons of 24. In the early seasons, the protagonist, Jack Bauer, is a federal counterterrorist agent. After the third season he’s basically on his own, and no longer a part of the agency that trained him. By the fifth season (about 3 years later) he’s at a point where he’s getting his ass handed to him by a security guard.

The problem is something we’ve explained, repeatedly. Hand to hand combat is not static. The training I got 20 years ago doesn’t apply now. It will work against untrained opponents. Basic physiology doesn’t change. However, going up against opponents who’ve been keeping their training up to date, (or are some of the people responsible for updating the techniques in the first place), is not going to end well.

Something I know we haven’t discussed on this subject is how this updating happens. It requires contact with people who are actually using their training practically. Seeing what people are doing isn’t something that you can do sitting on a mountain top. You need to actually be immersed in the community. You look for how people are adapting to the techniques you’re training others in, and look for ways to get around those counters.

In the case of law enforcement, one major source if intelligence to guide updates is watching what criminals are teaching each other in prison. Career criminals will look for ways to counter police hand to hand, and once they have that, will (usually) share it with people they work and/or socialize with.

A veteran coming in after years away may be able to execute their training perfectly, and still get taken down by a rookie who received their training last year, because they were trained to counter the veteran’s approach.

Updating is about looking for the things that are most prevalent, and finding ways to defend against them. It’s very likely your veteran will understand this concept. Whether that affects their behavior is more of a characterization question.

Incidentally, this doesn’t just apply to hand to hand, it’s also a relevant concept when you’re talking about things like tradecraft.

Tradecraft is the shorthand for techniques used in intelligence gathering. It’s (somewhat) all encompassing. So, anything from social engineering to dead drops or even the way you set up surveillance could be lumped in under this header.

Just like hand to hand training, this stuff does go out of date. Usually once someone’s actually exploited a method and gotten caught doing it. Though, sometimes it’s preventative.

The irony is, when it comes to being a spy, the biggest problem is being a veteran, not being out of practice. It’s being a veteran. When a spy starts their career, no one knows who they are, they have no reputation, they’ve never turned up in strange places, they’re just someone walking around, taking in the sights, maybe doing a job for some NGO.

Even if a spy is never caught, as they work, their name will start ending up on desks, in lists of witnesses, employees, or whatever. Once is not a pattern, but as their name keeps coming up over the years, it becomes easier to identify them. Potential enemies start keeping files, and gradually filling them with what they know. This means it is much harder for a veteran spy to operate in the field undetected, than it is for a rookie.

There’s a similar issue for assassins. Either they’re a complete ghost, no one knows who they are, and may not even believe they ever existed, or (more likely), if they were working for a government (or any other large, overt organization, like a corporation), they’re in the same boat as a veteran spy. People may not know your character is an assassin, but they will know that they worked for someone. Which in turn, will put them on guard, and make your character’s life much harder.

There are concepts a veteran will have internalized, which someone without training won’t understand or grasp. Thing that just don’t go out of style. For example, bullets will blow through most residential walls and furniture. So, if someone’s taking cover behind a couch, kitchen wall, or car door, it’s far more expedient to simply shoot through whatever’s in your way. Another concept is one I’ve mentioned recently, you reload when you have the time, not when you’ve run your gun dry.

Similarly, experience they’ve learned from may still be relevant. Being able to read someone’s intentions, know when they’re about to resort to violence, or simply knowing the value of good intelligence aren’t going to go away because your character spent the last five years pretending to be a well-adjusted human being.


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The Arrangement (Part 8)

Summary: You and Dean head out to his hometown, where you finally get to meet Mary and John. The sleeping situation causes some minor problems.

Pairing: AU!Dean x Reader

Word Count: 2,500

Warnings: language, sexual tension

A/N: here it is, guys! Part 8! I hope you all like it!

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urbanweasel-deactivated20150717  asked:

How do u apply to jobs so quickly/easily??? omg

okay i am going to share with you my process, something i have developed over three years of job searching to make the whole nonsense as painless and quick as it can be.

so. first things first: make a google doc. at the very top of the google doc, set up a list of links to job boards, like so, here’s a snippet of my list:

note though that these aren’t just links to idealist, linkedin, whatever - these are links to searches. sites like idealist, linkedin, and charity village let you select options like location, level of experience, and salary range in order to filter job postings. set those filters, run a search, and then copy and paste the URL of that search into your list of job boards. this way, when you click on that link, you will get a list of all the jobs that are relevant to you, updated constantly. it’s quicker than running separate, individual searches every time. i check every board on my list once a day - having the list is a simple way to save time and streamline that whole process.

so, when i open up a job board, i quickly scan it for any positions i’m eligible for.

just by looking at these listings, i can immediately rule out the first one (it’s spam) and the third one (i don’t have any real background in health sciences). but the second job? right up my alley. 

i open up the listing in a new tab and scroll right to the qualifications section to see if i’m qualified - no point reading an entire listing only to find out that i’m missing some mandatory criterion, like, idk, speaking spanish, or having a law degree. here’s what that section looks like in the horton’s kids listing:

i have every one of these qualifications, so, great, i can add this to my list.

remember that google doc with the list of job boards at the top? add another section: jobs to apply for. create entries for each listing that look something like this:

the name of the organization is a link to the job ad. i’ve also got the title of the job, the website of the organization, the day the ad was posted, the day i have to apply by, the day i DID apply (which i will fill in once i apply, and bump this to the “jobs i have applied for” section), and then a list of required elements of the application and any relevant details.

the next thing you need to do, and by far the hardest component of applying for jobs, is to write a cover letter. make it a good one. and by this, i don’t mean, “sit down and write out a page-long cover letter for every single job you apply to” - i mean, write a strong cover letter that describes who you are and what your qualifications are, and include a couple of places where you can “personalize” the letter to include details that are specific to the job posting. basically, just write a really good canned cover letter and include three or four sentences that specifically address the job and why you are what they specifically are looking for. if you’re applying for different types of jobs, you can have different types of canned cover letters - for instance, i have separate cover letter templates for communications jobs, administrative jobs, policy jobs, and lgbtq/feminist organization jobs. each one highlights different pieces of my resume that are relevant to those areas, and all i have to do is plug in a few details about the specific posting. but spend time on these canned cover letters. make them good. make them not sound canned.

anyway, once you’ve written your cover letter, send the e-mail, attach the resume, and move the listing to the “jobs i have applied for” section. do this as quickly as possible. like, ideally, the day the posting goes up. never wait for the deadline to submit an application. i like to colour code listings, just for personal convenience - yellow = the deadline hasn’t passed yet, red = rejection, green = you’ve been asked to interview. oh and number your applications.

once you’ve submitted your job application, keep track of any developments in your application like this:

honestly as someone who lives with an anxiety disorder, and for whom job applications are especially stressful, this approach works for me because it’s so systematic. i don’t have to agonize over every single little detail. i can just scan my job boards, make an entry on my list, send a cover letter and resume, and move tf on. and as long as my cover letter is good and i’m attentive about sending applications in as soon as i can, i don’t sacrifice quality.

i hope that helps??? let me know if you want any more tips. <3


I start my new job today March 27th, 2017 after wrongful termination from my previous job March 1st, 2017. I went through something very traumatic, I had never lost a job before. Not only that, I had never had to make sure I could pay my bills and slip by on skipping out on meals or so. Never before. I struggled night and day trying to find a profession. I had numerous interviews, I had no luck in call backs that were good news. I was defeated and disappointed because now I needed a job, instead of just wanting one for my own income. I have bills to manage and keep up with. I didn’t have a choice to be lazy. Thankfully I am not out on my own, my parents kept telling me to take it easy but me being myself, that wasn’t happening.
I kept that job on my resume to prove I had experience in jobs I was applying for and despite the wrongful termination, I allowed those jobs to contact for proof of work experience. This was a life lesson for me; anything at any point can happen. Your parents and teachers inform you of that throughout your entire life, but they don’t discuss how realistic it is in adulthood when you not only can “expect the unexpected” but you can damn well sure to be terrified when the “unexpected” could very well send you into mental breakdowns. On my resume I had certification for the jobs I was applying for, hours I put into making damn sure I could use those later in life for these purposes. I was rejected. Because Susan was fifty with twenty years of experience while I was twenty with four years of experience. Of course with odds like that you’re going to lose. And that breaks your heart, how could you lose like that? So once again, I was defeated. Then I ran across this post that @kimreesesdaughter posted about how to finesse an interview and how to “bone up” on your resume. It was a blessing because I took the advice. On that same post @dickprintbandit commented telling people she could finesse resumes and fix them up for you. I decided that I needed some help, so I called to her. She not only fixed my resume for me, she gave me life tips and pointers for even if you have all the experience in the world, an employer will still doubt your abilities. I didn’t lose hope thanks to her. She fixed my resume, made it more than just professional and presentable, she made it my own and it is heart warming to inform people of this, of how she helped me land the best job I get to start today. My dream job.
If you’re struggling with a resume or how to finesse an interview I highly recommend @dickprintbandit because she was more than a blessing for me, she became a long time friend. She will make your resume the experience they are looking for and will boost your confidence with it too. She does them for no cost, although I say give her a follow and a shoutout once she turns your life around for you. My resume helped land me a job before the month ended, meaning I can continue my career without a break in cycle. I can pay my bills and also have fun at my new job and my world is coming back together again thanks to her help. I cannot say thank you enough to her.
She’s also a great listener and has wonderful advice. Please consider her if you need help, she’s quite a joy.

I want… I want a fucking conquering ADHD movie. 

A movie about a girl who grows up undiagnosed bc ADHD is severely under diagnosed in girls. 

It shows her struggles growing up, people getting angry at her when she’s five for her symptoms. Her having meltdowns because she just doesn’t understand why shes Like This. She forgets things that her mom tells her, she gets borderline obsessed with certain things that catch her interest, only to drop them a month later in favor of something new. She struggles in school, her room is a mess despite her mom telling her to clean it every day. Her sleeping and eating schedules are a disaster. She’ll try to cook food but almost always burn it, just because she momentarily forgot about it and 5 minutes turned to 50.

Her life is pretty much hell and she doesn’t know why, but she has a feeling its her own fault. Her family says its because she’s lazy, and she agrees bc she doesn’t know any better.

Then, around 15, she gets the diagnosis. And she doesn’t get it at first, bc thats what little boys have. You grow out of ADHD once you mature, right? She starts explaining her symptoms again to the doctor: chronic memory problems, difficulty with concentration, irregular sleep patterns. Because thats nothing like what ADHD is. 

But then the doctor tells her no, that’s exactly what it is.

So she’s put on some meds, and suddenly her grades go up, and she’s got a bit more spring in her step, and she feels oddly productive.

She adjusts to life with meds, figuring out who she is on them and who she is off them, and does her best to manage her ADHD the best she can. She still forgets, she still procrastinates, she still has meltdowns. But now she has the tools to manage them better.

She goes to college bc her family pressures her to. That’s actual hell. She has at least two meltdowns within the first week, but she tries her best. She has her pills in a days of the week container so she doesn’t accidentally overdose or forget. She has alarms on her phone for everything. She forces the distractions away so she can work, and sometimes shes successful, sometimes she ins’t. Its hard. But she manages.

She makes a friend in college and the two of them get really close, before the friend finds out about the protagonist’s ADHD. The friend doesn’t really ‘get’ it, but they’ve heard of it and how it affects people. 

The friend helps our MC through many meltdowns, as well as through a few of the classes they have together. MC vents to them on occasion, and they listen. The friend reminds them to do things when they forget, and bugs her to start things she’s been putting off when she needs an extra push.

She isn’t magically cured by the end. The movie ends with her 30 years down the line, at a stable job she landed by constantly fighting her ADHD to apply. She’s better now, knows how to manage herself so she’s self sufficient. It’s still difficult, but she’s happy, and healthy, despite what she thought she was gonna grow up to be. She’s learned to live with her disability, and it’s a happy ending.

Military Wife from H*ll

I work at pretty much one of the only 24/hr diners in my area. Cozy little place with (relatively) cheap food that can remind a person of home with three brand new tvs playing the news (One America, granted, but oh well). Manager is a bit of a hardass and sometimes I wonder if they actually know how to properly run a restaurant but pay is pay. Most of my coworkers are usually friendly (although I have horror stories galore of both them and customers).

But you’re here for the meat of this paticularly Incident. About Military Bitchaloid (as we choose to call her). She comes in once a week, usually on a Friday or Saturday during the overnight and is EXTREMELY picky about her food.

Cooked to long? Sent back.
Plated just askew? Sent back.
Undercooked? Sent back.
I didn’t smile when I set the plate down? Sent back. (May God strike me dead if I’m lying about this one)

Being picky and demanding about food is nothing new though, comes with the job as far as I know. What she does next though….

When it comes time to pay she proudly presents me with a military ID.

Now, two facts come up here:
1. Boss/owner/overlord says Military Discount is only for Active. (Most of us ignore the active part cause how can Overlord ever know, right?)
2. Discount can only be applied to the military person’s meal. Not anyone else’s. It also doesn’t apply to drinks, desserts, or alcohol.

The lady’s ID isn’t for active military, it’s for a military dependent (basically she’s the wife of a military person. Who isn’t even present.). No sweat though, I tell her it only applies to her food.

She flips, says if it doesn’t specify as such in the menu then it’s illegal to claim otherwise that whole shebang. I wanted to tell her that the menu doesn’t even offer a military discount (it does offer a senior discount for 70+). Night manager doesn’t want to deal with her and says to just give her the discount this one time so I do. She also demands the owner’s name and number (I give front desk and day manager’s name. She never calls)

Fast forward next week. Woman comes back, has friends with her. They eat and I bring them the bill (no discount because you have to ask first). She asks for a menu again and when I bring it she has the money in her hand and tells me that she’ll give me the money once I show her where on the menu it specifies the military discount is on the military person’s meal only. Again, I’m struck by the urge to tell her the lack of any information regarding a military discount but I hold my tongue and say it isn’t in the menu. Triumphantly she demands I put it on the whole ticket to which I respond I’ll have to get prior approval and go to my night manager. Manager doesn’t want to deal with her since we are having out weekend after bar rush so we give it to her. Woman again demands owner’s name and number so she can complain about me having ‘an attitude’ and for 'being incredibly difficult’. (Again, she never calls).

Fast forward a week, two days ago (the 25th, sorta) and the woman comes in. Super demanding on her order (biscuits cold and plastic wrapped on the side, gravy in its own container). Military Bitchaloid is only getting that so I don’t say a thing when she presents her 'military ID’ (I feel terrible for her spouse). I put in her order, apply the discount, and move to slip the menu back onto the shelf under the counter when she asks if they fixed that little 'mistake’ on the menu about the military discount not applying to the whole ticket.
Something in me snaps and I just flatly inform her that I am to side with the exact wording of the menu. I give her a second to give me a gloating smile before I inform her that means that we do not offer a military discount. At all.

This woman gets PISSED at me. Actually spat on me, told me I was stupid. I leave her to her seething to get her food (so she’ll leave). We ran out of the Togo bowls so the gravy was put in a Togo cup instead and I take a second to tip it side to side to test if it will spill. I mutter “that worries me” and pull out the tape to tape the lid shut and her hear her say “your shitty personality should worry you more.”

It took everything I had not to scream at this entitled bitch, and the cook who was watching told me it was pretty badass of me to just smile, nod, hand her the food and wish her a nice rest of the night and not acknowledging her spiteful insults or comments at all. Oh, and she refused to talk to the night manager and demanded the owner’s number. Manager said they legally couldn’t give it out (true, and like mentioned before I never gave her the owner’s number, just the front desk). Manager told her she could call the front in the morning and talk to the day Manager. Woman demanded their name, to which my manager declined citing privacy laws.

The bitch never called and I’d bet my paycheck I’ll see her this coming week as well.

getting out of an abusive household - a household where you don’t feel safe - is difficult as all hell. you can’t do it at once, can’t pack a day’s bag in half an hour and leave. trust me, i’ve tried, you gotta plan in little steps

  • break belongings down into chunks. clothes, toiletries, valuables, essentials, others. whatever you absolutely need. figure out how to pack a bag to take
  • you need housing or other shelter. organise with friends and safe family, look up safe shelters, youth groups etc. too
  • look up transport fares. can you catch the bus? can you afford a travel card? if you’re like me and you have a school opal/other card (free travel on mondays to fridays), it’s your greatest asset. even $10 on an adult card gets you a ride or two somewhere
  • make a plan. accrue evidence, bide your time, whatever. keeping your head down is the best way to go about it; you want to be stealthy. be patient. hold onto your determination
  • have multiple options up your sleeve. if you only have one plan that hinges on a specific set of circumstances, you’re fucked. if something falls through, don’t get hung up on it. as long as there’s a sliver of hope, there’s a way. find another way. if there’s only one option, study it as much as possible, run it through your mind; if you can practice it, practice it (but remember to be stealthy). you want the final result to be as smooth as possible
  • in everything: organisation is key. make checklists. wherever you need to, break it into little chunks. smaller chunks are easier to run through your mind and link together later. that’s a tip from your friendly autistic pal
  • what kind of bag do you have? I’ve got the luxury of a once-used 70L hiking pack so I can pack heaps of stuff, but get the best bag you have. someone close to me has just a school backpack, and they can fit two changes of clothes and a few other necessities. I’d imagine it’s more likely you’ll have a backpack, so learn how to pack your bag best
  • income is super important; can you apply for welfare? are you on welfare? can you keep up a job, or get money from somewhere else?

hrgjgh I’m out of spoons, I can’t think of anything else. the main point I”m trying to get across is that time is most important; practice practice practice, get used to minor independence things, contact as many people as you trust to help, and keep your head down, and bide your time. you want to leave as smoothly as possible. don’t have a half-plan that hinges on maybes - of course sometimes it can’t be helped but as much as you can make sure you have a solid plan of action with safety nets

does anyone want to add anything???

rachmias  asked:

How did you go about becoming a storyboard artist? I've always wanted to be one but I'm not sure how to go about it

There are all sorts of different ways to go about it so it can feel a little like explaining how to get lightning to strike you sometimes and then people jump in and say “Well that’s not how *I* got lightning to strike me!” and “Lightning struck me but I didn’t do any of that!”, so you gotta take anything I say with a grain of salt.

What I did was go to Sheridan for animation, draw a lot of comics while I was there, graduate and apply everywhere, eventually get a job as an inbetween artist on Ugly Americans, work exceptionally hard and make a name for myself, express interest in doing boards when a board position became available, and get bumped up to a storyboarding job. 

When that job was over I was hired by a Studio in Los Angeles as an animator and didn’t board again for a while, but continued drawing comics. A lot of those smaller Flash studios will give you an opportunity to wear a lot of hats and work in a lot of different parts of the pipeline. My experience was kind of all over the place and I didn’t really have a “speciality”, but I felt comfortable doing board work in a way I didn’t animating. Like, if I did a really nice piece of animation it felt like an accident but I could break down a nice board sequence and justify why I made all the choices I did. Any time they threw me boarding jobs I tried very hard to knock it out of the park so they’d feel inclined to give me more board work, and eventually I reached a point where pretty much all I was doing was boarding. When they didn’t have board work for me it made me really pointedly aware of how atrophied and sub-par my animation skills had gotten, so I started pursuing work at a larger studios where my position would be solidly rooted in boarding.

At that point I had about seven years of studio experience under my belt, a solid portfolio, a decently well-known webcomic, a pile of industry people willing to give me good references, and a long list of projects I’d contributed to. I made my intention to apply to CN known to people I knew, and managed to get on the list to test for a couple shows that were staffing up, one of which I was hired to work on. And that’s where I’ve been for about a year and a half.

anonymous asked:

I wish people would take a moment and REALLY think about the fact that I can have my hours cut, be written up, or even be fired all for the fact that someone didn't want to sign up for a store card. Let me reiterate. I can be, and am, punished because a CUSTOMER does not want a store card. *I* am punished for SOMEONE ELSE deciding THEY don't want a credit card. Think about how sick that truly is. Because a customer chooses not to apply for a card, I can actually lose my job. Over a credit card.

anonymous asked:

Ok so I recently applied for like 20+ jobs and I've gotten 2 interviews. What I'm wondering is if I get a job offer from one of them before the other can I like wait to see what the other says before accepting or do I have to take it or lose it? Thanks

It depends on the job, of course, but when you are offered the first job, you can ask for some time to think. Say something like “I want to seriously consider your offer. Can I have some time to think about this?” and see how much time they’ll give you before they need a hard answer. Then you call the second company and ask when you can expect to hear back, because you have multiple opportunities to consider.

Getting a job in Software Development

I graduated from uni in October and tomorrow (February) I start my first real job. ‘Wow, that’s a big gap!’ you might think, and, well, it kind of is but - I wasn’t searching for a job the whole time. In fact, the actual job searching (from sending out the first application to accepting an offer) took only 2 weeks. But let’s start with some basics:

(Please note: What I’m describing is true for Germany, where I live and did the whole application process. It might well be different in your country, although I’m pretty sure it applies to more countries than only Germany.)

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I made a blog for people who want to make games.

Hi guys! I made a blog for people who want to make games, to make it easier for teams to come together. This was partly inspired by an IRL Unity class I help teach, because I see many talented folks there who just don’t know where to start or how to find other developers. Here’s a link:

Anyone can apply. Just use the application template and I’ll put you up there.

mumblefox  asked:

Microfic! Pidge and Hunk and a scavenger hunt!

“I can’t read this list at all!” Hunk yelps, waving the scrap of paper anxiously. “How are we even supposed to start doing this?”

“That’s part of the training,” Shiro says. He looks calm, but Hunk is sure he’s smiling behind that leader mask, the jerk. “If you’re on a foreign planet you need to figure out what to do, right?”

Hunk grumbles. When Shiro had mentioned they were doing a new kind of ‘team building exercise’ today, Hunk had assumed it would be some kind of new combat exercise. Shiro was big on those. He hadn’t expected it to be a scavenger hunt of all things. Clearly, Shiro has more of a wicked sense of humor than anyone had anticipated.

“Hand it over,” Pidge says, reaching up for the scrap of paper in Hunk’s hand. She’s on tiptoes just trying to get it, and Hunk obligingly hands it down to his partner. For today’s exercise, Shiro had divided them into the right and left quadrants of Voltron, insisting that it was important to have good coordination between each other to literally coordinate the massive robot down the line.

Pidge snatches the paper as soon as it’s within reach, and glances over briefly at the opposing team, hunching over their assignments protectively. Hunk doesn’t think she has to bother. Lance and Keith are, from the sounds of it, already too busy bickering over their own inability to read their instructions. Hunk barely makes out any of it (“You’re the alien, you read it!” “I’m not an alien, I can’t read it any better than you!”) before Pidge taps him on the arm.

“I got it, let’s go,” she says, gesturing for the door.

“Wait, you know what it says?” Hunk asks incredulously, as he follows.

“It’s Altean, and I can recognize Coran’s handwriting,” Pidge says, grinning competitively. “Shiro must have asked him for help on the instructions. But I’ve been learning Altean, so I can decode it. I’m even used to Coran’s chicken-scratch.” She glances over her shoulder to make sure Keith and Lance aren’t following, and adds in a whisper, “The first item we’re looking for is a five and three-quarters lightwell wrench.”

Hunk lights up. “I’ve got one of those in my work station!” he says, trying to keep his enthusiasm relatively low-volume.

“Great, let’s go then!”

Two vargas later, the two of them stand proudly before Shiro, unloading the assorted items and requirements on their scavenger list. Some of them had actually been quite tricky—like getting Allura’s autograph (while she had been deliberately instructed to avoid them), or a photo of Shiro himself without being noticed (which had taken a team effort of Hunk distracting and Pidge sneaking close enough to get the shot). Other tasks had involved riddles that were a piece of cake to pull apart between their brains, or getting into difficult spaces (the trickiest of which was letting Pidge stand on his shoulders to unscrew an air duct vent, so she could crawl into it and retrieve a worn out filter they’d needed). In retrospect, Shiro had actually designed the challenges really well—the game had been silly, but Hunk can see how these sorts of stealth and problem-solving skills could be applied to actual missions.

“I’d say that’s a solid win, wouldn’t you say?” Pidge says, smug. Hunk glances over at Keith and Lance, and has to agree. Even if they hadn’t gotten every item on the list, they’d certainly beaten the opposing team’s whole three items, and the two of them were still bickering.

“You did a good job,” Shiro says, looking through the spoils. He glances at the perfect profile shot of himself on Pidge’s wrist computer, and nods, clearly impressed. “I didn’t even notice that. Left Team wins—you can be excused from the last exercise today.”

Pidge and Hunk grin in delight, and exchange a truly victorious high five.

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anonymous asked:

What advice would you give to someone who wants to turn what they make into a business like what happened with you all? I am 22 years old with several chronic mental and physical illnesses and feel very hopeless and alone and all I know is I love art and want it to be my life but have no idea what to do with it and get scared that I'm not good enough

Hello! Ok, firstly it’s hard to give any tailored advice without knowing what you’ve done so far/are planning on doing but I’ve got some general advice that might apply?

For creative based jobs it’s important to be honest with yourself about how much you can/should be doing in a day. Lying to yourself might make u feel better about doing less but it doesn’t help at all in the long run. 

If you want to turn something into a job you have to treat it like a job. Take emails, spend a work day doing it, network, social media etc etc, sometimes imagining you have a boss can help, like, would my boss be pleased with what I did today (spoiler - the boss is U) or would they expect more of me etc.

THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS NOT GOOD ENOUGH. Not enough time spent doing, maybe, but talent/skill is just time. If you’re worried you’re not good enough, keep practising, it isn’t an end of the road, it just means you gotta spend a little more time BECOMING good enough. U can do this. Do not give up.

lastly I guess, try and find like-minded people to help with your venture. With most creative-type jobs there’s room to pay more than one person if you go about it right, and it’s good have some team members to help turn it into a proper job yknow? 

OH WAIT one more, THE MORE YOU DO NOW THE QUICKER YOU’LL GET THERE. I know, seems obvious right? but things don’t just ‘happen’ unfortunately, all your spare time you pour into building something will see you get there quicker. When we started SGC pretty much all of our spare time was spent working on new designs and comics, networking as much as possible, building the brand etc. If it can become your hobby that’s pretty handy. BUT OBVIOUSLY, take breaks, check in with yourself, and don’t push too hard, only u can know when too much is too much so make sure you listen to your brain. 

Such ramble, hope that helps maybe a little?

Lize xx