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changed username to Pamela BobS: AND Pamela, HI PAM rich-c: hello Bob, how is Doug? Pamela: and me! rich-c: hello daughter Pamela: Hi Dad, Hi Bob BobS: Doug is ok for now........tests show nothing BobS: But bad news....................................... BobS: Meeka has been diagnosed with MS rich-c: oh no - one of those mystery things that may indicate disaster or nothing BobS: MRI shows previous bout with it, bigger and better MRI this Sunday night to find out about problems from waist to neck rich-c: oh no - how much more bad news can your family take, anyway? That's brutal BobS: I don't know kids BobS: kinda sucks to be us don't it? rich-c: that is sure an understatement, Bob BobS: D&M seems to be taking it into stride better tahn we are at this point rich-c: oddly enough, that is often the case - though there's also an element of holding back BobS: hoepfully, with medications, it can be slowed to a little over the zero mark and possible nerve covering regrowth will occur Pamela: I don't know what to say at this point BobS: OUCH will work Pam rich-c: yes, there has been tremendous progress in that area of late, talk of even a cure down the road Pamela: yeah, that would do it rich-c: althugh screaming in rage and frustration and pounding the walls might fit too BobS: we have to look at best case scenerio.........meds stop the ms; youth helps regrow the nerve linings; live normal or semi normal life
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changed username to Scarlett BobS: Scarlett OHara ?????????????????????????? Pamela: Hi Rin rich-c: in all justice, Bob, we do have to look at the pace of medical progress - what has been accomplished in the last few years is near miraculous BobS: COOL rich-c: hi Rin BobS: and hoepfully the next 5 or so will follow suit Scarlett: hi all BobS: hey Rinb BobS: rin BobS: ya know
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changed username to Guy B. BobS: the doc?????? rich-c: I keep seeing reports in my alumni newsletters from the U of T and they ahve a new breakthrough to report every month, it seems Guy B.: Greetings!!! BobS: hi Guy Pamela: Hi Guy rich-c: hello Guy, how's the weatehr in Chicago? Guy B.: Cooler today BobS: LOTS cooler BobS: like only 74 for a high temp rich-c: we had teh cold front this morning, now it's delightfully cool here, may be cold overnight BobS: after yesterday's 93* F Pamela: and 95% humidity :( Guy B.: Hit 96 her before the storms roared in. rich-c: we're looking at under 60°Fovernight Pamela: commuting was a chore the last couple of days Guy B.: Did you get my e-mail Pam? rich-c: we have the air conditioner off again and may not even need the exhaust fans tonight Pamela: I.m sitting here looking out the window at the clear blue sky, no clouds, no humidity Pamela: what a pleasant change Pamela: I did Guy Pamela: sent it to work so I can print it out rich-c: we turned off teh a/c in the van when we went shopping, too Guy B.: Yep, even Annie liked it. Went for a walk on the bike trail Guy B.: Great. rich-c: had to go to a strange supermarket, power was out at our regular one Pamela: poor puppy, the heat must be rough on her Pamela: where did you go Dad?
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changed username to Dr. D. Scarlett: hi Hubbys
moved to room Meeting Place Pamela: Hi Rich Guy B.: She wasn't out all that much. Only when she needed to go and I took a water bottle just for her. Has a portable dish, so she ketp her cool.
changed username to Judy Guy B.: Hi Dr. D Dr. D.: Hi Pookie <kiss> BobS: hey doc, how's your weather? Judy: Hi, All Scarlett: <smooch> BobS: gettign cold yet? Dr. D.: Hi the rest of yuns rich-c: hello Judy, hello Dr. D. Dr. D.: Cooler today, rain this mornig Dr. D.: 90s earlier in the week Pamela: Hi Judy Guy B.: HI Judy BobS: same here Dr. D.: Rin did you watch 3x13? Judy: How is everyone doing?
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changed username to Daniel Bienvenu BobS: and everywhere Pamela: Hi Daniel Daniel Bienvenu: bonsoir rich-c: yes, on the weather radar it looked like Cleveland was getting a fair dousing Scarlett: indeed I did...and guess what was in my mailbox when I got home :-) Guy B.: Good here. Finally off overtime until after the con. Judy: hi, Daniel Guy B.: HI Daniel Dr. D.: post was fast for once
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changed username to james Pamela: HI James rich-c: salut, Daniel Daniel Bienvenu: it's raining a lot here Dr. D.: Last N times it took over a week. Judy: hi, James Daniel Bienvenu: domo domo Dr. D.: Did it work okay from the USB dongle? Scarlett: it was, so I watched it from the CD Pamela: US mail has been slow recently Rich Dr. D.: This was fast Pam james: hi james: i really can't stay long james: but wanted to say hi rich-c: good morning james, how did you slip in? Dr. D.: So what did you think Rin? Daniel Bienvenu: yes, hi. Dr. D.: Hi James Scarlett: it was great Scarlett: they obviously saved it all for the end Scarlett: wow james: g'day Dr. D.: Now I can tell you the news...though it would spoil James... rich-c: james, how did your auctions go? james: rich, i sold an adam james: spoil what? Scarlett: Doctor james: i think i'm caught up actually rich-c: congratulations! in Japan, I assume Dr. D.: Season 4 Doctor Who james: yes! james: they're up to season 4? Scarlett: oh? Pamela: well done James Dr. D.: Well, will be by Xmas Scarlett: what news?? james: the last episode i watched was.. sec Dr. D.: If you have seen the Season 3 finale, you won't be spoiled james: "the lazarus experiment" Dr. D.: you are way behind then james: so i think i have a few to go maybe Dr. D.: way way way behind james: i'll have to find a torrent with the remaining episodes Dr. D.: Rin we must be mum and not spoil him james: really? by how many? Dr. D.: demonoid Scarlett: okay I'll wait untilafter Daniel Bienvenu: I was in Montreal for my job today. a lot of work, but it's in completion Dr. D.: L.E is #6, there are 13 total. james: because if i can download a bunch and watch them on the plane, that'll keep me from going insane rich-c: is that good news or bad news, Daniel? james: aiden wants to play a game james: i shall return soon though Pamela: hokay rich-c: james, fyi Frances and I expect to arrive in Gatineau on Froday the 20th- we're coming early Dr. D.: If Rin has her BB I can tell her news without spoiling James Scarlett: I do, I do!! Dr. D.: Is there actually going to be a convention, Richard? Dr. D.: Okay Rin Pamela: you said that already Erin : ) Scarlett: hehe Pamela: no need to practice anymore :) rich-c: well, the Clee family will be there, and I assume the Wicks Pamela: and the Vilneffs rich-c: not to mention a few of our Quebecois members Daniel Bienvenu: well, like many other softwares, after doing a final version, they have sub-sequent versions, like revision, or simply updates. rich-c: in fact if Daniel has the job near completion, he should have no problem getting the time off Dr. D.: What I meant, Richard, is that there hasn't been any confirmation stuff from Neil sent by the mailing list, at least...just the 4 July deadline mail. Daniel Bienvenu: I may need someone to take me from the train station. I think I will travel by train. Dr. D.: Sent Rin Scarlett: I've read it and replied
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changed username to FredK FredK: Hi All Pamela: Hi Fred Judy: hi, Fred BobS: hiya Fred rich-c: hello Fred Daniel Bienvenu: bonsoir fred rich-c: we'll need to know the timing but one of us should be able to pick you up, Daniel rich-c: depends on where it is in Ottawa and what time you arrive james: well rich, i think it'd be nice if we can hook up Pamela: we will get you there one way or another Daniel james: a weekday morning would probably interfere the least with family plans Pamela: James, we'll be there on the 22nd james: ok, we should be able to meet up i think rich-c: you realize, james, that with us old folks morning has a somewhat different definition james: i'd like to anyway, since i can't make it to the con james: brb Dr. D.: Well, glad some folks are able to go the the convention at least. rich-c: we wish you and Erin could find a way to come Pamela: I hope we'll be able to coordinate James Dr. D.: We have had to choose were to spend our $$$ and we decided we would rather spend half the con amount for our anniversary weekend, Richard. BobS: and a good cause it will be too Scarlett: actually more likely less than half the cost of the con FredK: Pamela did you mention 22nd for the con? Pamela: we're going up early Fred rich-c: no, she is going up early, as are we Pamela: gonna do some sightseeing before the gathering
moved to room Meeting Place Dr. D.: I would have about 24 hours' worth of driving to go: Cleveland to Toronto first, then to Ottawa, then return trip. Dr. D.: I spend enough time in the car as it is :-( FredK: I wont be staying at the hotel, will drive down and back not sure maybe 2days dont know the cost for attending.... Pamela: at $54.00 a night, the hotel is a good deal, Fred Dr. D.: I miss you all but I have never had a honeymoon and trying to combine it with an ADAMcon would have too many tradeoffs. rich-c: rich, Toronto to Otttawa is about six hours according to Mapquest - it's superslab all the way Dr. D.: 6 hours Cleveland to Toronto, so 6 x 4 = 24 rich-c: that room rate sounds too low, Pam - I think it's about $90, isn't it?
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changed username to Guy B & Annie Pamela: I believe that's the convention rate - checking rich-c: to be honest, I haven't even printed out the email yet so I'm not sure Daniel Bienvenu: :-)
Guy B & Annie changed username to Guy B. Daniel Bienvenu: Annie? Guy B.: Ok, I'm back. PC froze twice FredK: Hi Guy! Guy B.: HI Fred rich-c: what have you been doing, Guy? thought computer problems were my department Pamela: $54.00 a night times four nights = $216.00 Pamela: plus taxes of course rich-c: did a reinstall of XP on Monday and it had barely any effect - problems remain james: back rich-c: and parking james: rich, what do you old folks call morning?[ Pamela: try noon, James rich-c: about teh crack of noon - by then we might be cleaned, dressed and fed Guy B.: HI James Pamela: Russell and I are usually up earlier than that james: ah, ok james: i was thinking you might mean something insane like 5.30 a.m. Pamela: there's a 5:30 a.m.??? rich-c: that's nearer the time I can get Frances off teh computer and into bed james: so i guess i'll download the rest of dr. who so i have something to watch on the plane. james: not for me Dr. D.: I regularly rise then to go to work Pam Judy: there is Pam but most people are not aware of it Scarlett: speaking of early - I gotta get up at 5:30 Pamela: you poor thing you Judy: why? Pamela: mind you, 6:15 is coming earlier and earlier james: half of what few sunrises i've seen were if i'd been up all night rich-c: making you make your raise, are you? Scarlett: nope...same as usual Scarlett: have an 8AM meeting and I have to get ready in theAM (with time to hit snooze) Dr. D.: early for me as well, need to get some research work done before losing all afternoon to meetings. Scarlett: so I bid you all Adieu Pamela: gnite Rin Pamela: (PRIVATE) love you Judy: night Rin FredK: Dan when do you plan on going to the con? Dr. D.: Dr. D. signing off too. rich-c: nite Rin Pamela: nite, Rich Dr. D.: Good night from the North Coast. Dr. D.: <poof> Scarlett: (PRIVATE) love you too
Dr. D. left chat session Judy: night Dr D rich-c: nite Rich FredK: nite Scarlett: nite all!
Scarlett left chat session Pamela: Erin is coming to the trailer with us this weekend Pamela: looking forward to that james: nite! rich-c: nite james rich-c: you may find it cool up there this weekend, Pam james: i'm not going anywhere! rich-c: OK, sorry! james: lol Pamela: that's okay, that's what teh furnace is for Pamela: rather have coolth than heat james: hf j rich-c: anyway, james, we'll be staying in the convention hotel james: j james: dr james: d james: 3r james: etyre james: aiden says hi rich-c: it's the Biest Western in Gatineau, apparently just inland from the bridge james: ok FredK: do you know $ to attend without staying at hotel? Judy: say hi, back to Aiden james: i'll try to translate ;) rich-c: Neil will hqave to tell you that, Fred - neil at wick.com does it james: ok, any chance of dragging you guys downtown? Pamela: we weren't given numbers with the hotel Fred. I imagine Neil could tell you james: i'll likely be busing it FredK: ok thanks rich Pamela: we will be downtown, James - the hotel is right across the bridge from the Parliament buildings and Sussex drive rich-c: I will have the van of necessity and have a handicap sticker to help with parking james: you handicapped people get all the breaks :D Pamela: did you check with the hotel about honouring your handicap permit in Quebec Pamela: Dad? Pamela: don't say break and Dad in the same sentence, please! rich-c: Neil says he did and that the hotel says no problem, but I need to check further james: so rich, would you like to talk business a bit? FredK: but hand and break is o.k. :) rich-c: they have a handicap equipped room but only one handicap parking space - go figure Judy: maybe they do not have many handicapped people up there rich-c: oh yes, I can't do much lifting obviously, but I've been able to get into teh basement now Pamela: or maybe they don't park : ) rich-c: still have to go out the front door adn in the side to do it though james: is there someone that could help you? FredK: but they know parking! Judy: or drive Pamela: unfortunately, judging by what we saw in Chicago last year, the Canadians are lagging far behind the Americans in their accessibility rich-c: yes, Pamela and Russell have been known to come by and give a hand for cause FredK: :) Pamela: if asked, we will respond rich-c: Pam is very anxious for me to dispose of the Adams, for fear she'll inherit them Pamela: take my husband - please! Daniel Bienvenu: well, it's my turn to say bye... talk to you next week. Pamela: gnite Daniel Judy: night Daniel FredK: Salut Dan
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Guy B. changed username to Guy B & Annie Pamela: Guy what is it about your computer tonite?
Guy B & Annie requested to ban Guy B.
Daniel Bienvenu confirmed ban
Pamela confirmed ban
rich-c confirmed ban
BobS confirmed ban
Guy B & Annie changed username to Guy B. Daniel Bienvenu: dewa mata ne, james BobS: be good Daniel rich-c: Guy, did you dump yourself again? thought that was my monopoly Guy B.: I don't know, but I'm about to give it a goood swift kick Judy: he is having trouble, isn't he? Daniel Bienvenu: I will try to be good as usual. :-) BobS: :-)
(A dog howls in the distance)
Daniel Bienvenu left chat session Pamela: some days it just doesn't pay to try and surf Pamela: or hat Pamela: chat, I mean FredK: hick up! Judy: or get out of bed Pamela: after a while you just throw your hands up and give up rich-c: well, actually, it's that Annie keeps sniffing the wrong key on the keyboardd Pamela: I had one of those days on Monday Judy Judy: yes, we have been having one of those years Guy B.: And I'm almost ready to install WinXP in the Compaq. I installed the new 80GB hard drive last weekend. Pamela: we heard :( Judy: what a bummer!!! rich-c: don't leave it on Win98 or go to Linux - XP is the pits Pamela: Bob managed to render me speechless (no mean feat) Judy: that is how it hit me last night
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changed username to rich-1 Pamela: you too Dad? rich-1: see, Guy, now you've got me doing it! Guy B.: Dr D, Erin and Daniel had to leave already BobS: MISERY loves comapnay Richard Judy: Meeka did try to tell me that is what they were expecting, but I was not hearing her Pamela: what did you call it last week Bob - the Rich button? FredK: It knows when you mention it xp! rich-1: just helping me make the point XP is bad news ;-( BobS: is that waht Rich Text is???????? Pamela: maybe a diagnosis is a good thing Judy - at least it gives a direction Judy: and medication
james confirmed ban Judy: that is supposed to really help FredK: poor rich! Pamela: that's good
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changed username to rich-2 Guy B.: Here he is Bob rich-2: this is getting ridiculous FredK: :) BobS: he is like a stealth spy he is................... FredK: lol james: arg. i wish this damn thing wouldn't scroll to the bottom automatically every time someone enters a message james: makes it hard to catch up Pamela: ya gotta read faster James, or ask us all to stop talking for a minute while you read rich-2: ha! except that every time this conks out, I lose all the information james: lol BobS: that is also my complaint James.......it DOES make it HARTD to follow up Pamela: you're not missing very much Dad , you're in and out pretty quickly rich-2: interesting part is, it doesnt kill free cell which is running in the background rich-2: ofcourse, it isn't up on the screen when I'm typing james: ok, so how many adams would you like to get rid of? and for that matter, what price would you want for them? james: @bob, if i really have to catch up, i sometimes cut and paste the whole thing into notepad first BobS: hmmm that would work rich-2: when you consider the cost of shipping to Japan, I'll have to figure pretty closely james: well i'd probably want to pick them up from you in person, and i'd lug one or two back here rich-2: you can wait two days and read it on the log too, james BobS: buit would not airline shipping be WAY more expensive than postal ???????? james: not if i carry it back with me FredK: Depends on the weight and dims rich-2: OK, are you thinking maybe in terms of storing a lot in Ottaa and distributing from there? Pamela: how are you going to manage that James if we only have a little over a week before they leave??? BobS: ADAM = 42 lbs and quite big, without printer maybe 35 lbs w/ ps rich-2: why Pam, I'll have you over every night to join me in the basement ; - ) Pamela: that would be great Dad, but at some point I have to do laundry, pack, go shopping for clothes, grocery shopping etc etc. However, you can have rich-2: well, you can at least do the laundry here Pamela: Russell if you want BobS: I see $175 for and ADAM to Japan James.............probably about the same from Toronto Pamela: I can't do five loads of laundry at your place james: i don't want to put you guys out rich-2: since a strong back may be the major requirement... james: but if i can pick them up from you in person and bring one or two back with me BobS: airline would be cvonsiderable cheaper james: how many do you have down there rich? rich-2: dont know what the prices are on air freight these days rich-2: the issue would be to verify which ones are still working - some have deteriorateed over time rich-2: somewhere between 30 and 40, james james: and i wouldn't want these shipped to japan james: holy crap. that's a lot of adams rich-2: hold on - need to get my beer james: at least not by conventional means FredK: for 1pc console only It could probably volume around 50kgs, in this case cargo freight can be considered BobS: why? james: yeah, and i may have an option Pamela: James, how are you going to manage yourself, the munchkin, your luggage and two Adams?? james: luggage will be minimal Pamela: are you bringing Case or Aiden? james: case rich-2: james, feel free to send me an email anytime - I will respond quickly Pamela: he's gonna be handful james: he travels well rich-2: and I admit I'd forgotten Russell is available at the moment james: ok james: i actually did a couple weeks ago but it bounced rich-2: if there's a problem with my regular address, I am also blueboxer2 at your choice of canada.com or gmail.com rich-2: and I check both those accounts daily james: ok, i'll try one of thsoe james: i don't see a market for 30 or 40 adams here but you never know james: the first one i sold was likely the first one available in japan Pamela: well you don't have to take all of them rich-2: in fact, you should get an email through the Adam list tonight showing the canada.com return address james: and there were 11 watchers on the watchlist rich-2: OK, we could possibly even work out a deal for drop shipping wjere appropriate Pamela: that much interest is good, James rich-2: and I will be interested in any reasonable offers - as long as they're patient with my disability delays james: yeah, the potential for sales is there james: it'd make more sense for me to bring a bunch over here and sell them locally rich-2: basically, I can't just run downstairs, pack 'em up and ship them out - and testing takes time FredK: Guy, Bob are you guys coming down to the con? rich-2: I agree with you on that, james, but are you doing that much trans-Pacific commuting? james: no, thankfully Guy B.: Yes I am Fred rich-2: Fred, what are your feelings about Friday Night Football? Judy: no, Fred Bob and I can't make it to the con Pamela: one has to wonder James, between acquiring them and getting them over to Japan, is this really worth the time, effort and money for you? FredK: great! and bummer! Pamela: I think you've found a kindred spirit Dad rich-2: we would desperately love to have them but it is not to be Pamela: beer and the CFL FredK: Rich must admit I watch football rarily mostly in the playoffs
moved to room Meeting Place Guy B.: But they will be on the special chat on Saturday night the 28th. rich-2: it's worse because I don't know how many more cons I'll get to
changed username to GuyF GuyF: Hello all. Pamela: Hi Guy! FredK: Salut Guy! GuyF: Salut mon Fred, comment ca va? Judy: I am taking some classes and have to be there on Monday morning and with Bob's job situation it isn't something we should do right now rich-2: allo GuyF - bonsoir FredK: Dans le jus mais ca va et toi? james: for now, i think one or two would be doable james: if you could haul them to ottawa james: i can try a couple more sales and then look into a cheap way of getting the remaining stock over here Judy: Hi, Guy Pamela: well there's lots of room in the van Guy B.: Guy F, how are you? GuyF: I have been eagerly waiting for the reservation info to fill out for the adamcon, and never received it... james: or if you want to make it worth your while, take four or 5 out, and i can ask my parents if i can borrow their basement for a bit james: while i figure things out Guy B.: Are you on the list? Pamela: Guy, give me your e-mail address - I'll forward the e-mail to you rich-2: OK, drop me a line, spell out your feelings, and let's see what we can set up, james james: ok, will do Judy: Bob does have an interview Friday morning that is the kind of job he would like GuyF: Well, I sent Neil an email 4-5 days ago, and never got an answer. Pamela: woohoo, Judy Judy: this is a second interview rich-2: long as you don't crowd my walker out ot the back of the van ;-) james: lol FredK: same here Pamela: jeez Dad you could house a family of four in that thing GuyF: Because last week I think he said that the deadline was Thursday or something like that. Judy: so keep your finger, toes and whatever else crossed for him FredK: lol rich-2: don't get uppity, daughter, or you may end up carrying some extras for me ;-) GuyF: We'll keep our fingers crossed, wish him all the best of luck for the job interview!!! Pamela: (now try and work that way) Pamela: no room in the Escape Dad FredK: lol Pamela: it's a little car : ) rich-2: well, by some standards, daughter... Pamela: Guy, seriously, give me your e-mail address GuyF: fostergst at mac.com FredK: rich your cracking me up! rich-2: I gave Neil the details but have yet to send in his form Guy B.: Neil will get you in Guy Pamela: okay, just sent it - should come through from tempest at tamcotec dot com rich-2: yes, I do think we can count on that GuyF: ok, cool, thanks. Pamela: I returned the form same day but have yet to mail the cheque - gonna do that tomorrow (forgot today) Pamela: the more the merrier - Neil will be happy to extra attendees rich-2: yes, we need all we can get FredK: I am eager to meet you all finally! Pamela: adn we'll be thrilled to have you three there Pamela: us too Fred rich-2: I don't think Neil even quoted a room price in the stuff he sent me, Pam Pamela: did you open the pdf attachment Dad?? james: arright, i'm gonna take this monkey outside james: i'll send you an email rich james: i should get going here Judy: have fun with the little one, James Pamela: okay James rich-2: no, not yet - hold on a minute james: ok FredK: Arigatou James! james: take care, fred
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changed username to Guy F james: *poof* Guy B.: Bye James james: bye!
james left chat session Pamela: nite james Guy F: Take care James. Guy F: Anyone see Daniel tonight? rich-2: Pam, hate to disillusion you, but the $54 rate is per person, double occupancy i.e. $108/couple + tax Pamela: come and gone Guy Guy F: Nope, back Guy. :) FredK: Yeah I gotta dry some clothes so I can look something like decent tomorrow.... Judy: night Fred FredK: bye everyone! Guy F: Salut Fred. Pamela: nite Fred BobS: nite Fred
FredK left chat session rich-2: OK, night Fred, see you next week Pamela: yes that's what most hotel rates are based on Dad Guy B.: He was here earlier Guy B.: Nite Fred rich-2: Guy, Daniel was on earlier but had to leave Guy F: OK, missed him, too bad. Pamela: he had something to finish Guy
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changed username to rich-3 Guy F: Oh well, going to sleep, have to wake up early tomorrow... take care all. Guy B.: Again Rich
Guy F left chat session Guy B.: Bye Guy Guy B.: ANd he's out rich-3: yes - though it might have been everyone this time - I was out of the room! Pamela: not me BobS: a maintenance position with local hospital Pam BobS: on the road to the outpost service buildings Pamela: that sounds promising Bob BobS: decent wage, van, benefits] rich-3: you'd be a good fit there, Bob - hope they're smart enough to recognize it Judy: we do too BobS: is what I want for sure, just need to get it BobS: maybe all depends on how I connect with the people at the interview Judy: I am going to a class on interviewing tomorrow, maybe I will hear something that will help him Pamela: remember the advice that I was given Bob - you're there to make sure they're a good fit for you as well as the other way around : ) BobS: will TRY to put the correct foot forward.............. Pamela: no spitting . . . BobS: one thing i have found, the correct foot may NOT be the best foot forward sometimes Pamela: or scratching . . . Pamela: or swearing . . . : ) BobS: obviously Judy: that is a good start rich-3: just be yourself and show what you are - you have what they need and that's harder to come by than you think BobS: noburping or farting either Pamela: those too : ) BobS: good breath, slight good smell, neat clean, happy and ready to beg................... Pamela: do not beg BobS: that's what we are told, tell them you WANT the job, BEG rich-3: scratch that last... rich-3: nope - show them why it's you they need - if you didn't need them, you wouldn't have applied in the first place Judy: my instructor says tell them you will even start for free, we are not ready to try that, though Pamela: the phrase "I look forward to hearing from you" is a good one rich-3: how about "When might I expect to hear from you?" - aggressive, but not excessively so Pamela: and a follow up "thank you for the interview" letter or e-mail is always a good thing Judy: he has already been doing that Pamela: no, never for free Judy: but she says tell them you want this job rich-3: the main thing is let them know you are solid and dependable - that you will show up on time and do the job right Pamela: if you're worth being paid a good wage, then don't lower your standards rich-3: every single working day - and if called on for help, will answer Judy: they are big on that at school, they think that is the way to get in the door, internship, externship Pamela: don't fall into the salary question trap Pamela: which is great if you're 20 but not for a mature adult rich-3: but yes, it should be obvious from the fact you applied - but tell them anyway, maybe stressing it's a very good fit for both Judy: he does know where they are on that, the salary thing Guy B.: Well folkls, I'm going to call it the night. Will see you all next week Pamela: good night Guy Pamela: (PRIVATE) hugs to you Judy: night Guy BobS: salary was in a good range and up front in the job ad rich-3: see you then, Guy - take care Guy B.: (PRIVATE) Me too. BobS: nite Guy Guy B.: Poof
Guy B. left chat session BobS: even the low end of the salary range is a big step up from what I have now BobS: about where I should be when you figure in benefit costs Pamela: aim for the 75% range and be willing to negotiate a little Judy: sounds good to me rich-3: won't hurt if you let them know you feel their offer is fair and realistic BobS: true rich-3: it suggests you will have some incentive to hang around for a while rich-3: they don't want to be shopping for employees for the same position every second week Pamela: I'm sure they realize that you will expect to retire from this position - it's in their best interests to keep you happy BobS: BTU you know the stupid part of the whole employment deal???? It seems that most of the jobs out there get aken up by people who are NOT qualified BobS: for whatever reason and the employer is out shopping for the smae job position every month BobS: the ad just revolves thru channels everymonth Pamela: some people look great on paper but don't work out in fact rich-3: not qualified, but they come cheaper - even free - so many employers don't realize the true costs of an unsatisfactory hire BobS: and you see it over and over,,,,,,,,probably same jerk doing the hiring and he/she doesnot know how to hire Pamela: many interviewers don't know what they're doing rich-3: likely you've got it, Bob Pamela: I found that with the last job search Judy: really dumb, and who is doing the interviewing, are they qualified to do that job BobS: NO Pamela: at least one interview that I went to they hadn't even bothered to read my resume BobS: THAT is the one correct fact we both learned thruout this employment thing, mostly the hiring individual is NOT qualified to hire ANYONE Pamela: it was a temp agency rich-3: quite bluntly, most of them are too young and inexpeienced to have a clue - and their employers don't know what's going on BobS: and they keep blowing the hire Pamela: needless to say I declined to work for them rich-3: stoopid, ain't it? Judy: very BobS: and you would think that someone would learn from all this BobS: but NO, they don't Pamela: I'm sure you will go in there and impress the socks off them Bob BobS: Doug's boss is just that kind of jacka$$ BobS: I hope so Pam Judy: it is that time again, night you two, until next week Pamela: I know so rich-3: so many don't know what they have till they lose them - and even then can't figure out why the outfit is going down the tubes Pamela: good luck Bob, and let us know how it turns out Pamela: Good nite Judy
Judy left chat session rich-3: we'll be pulling for all four of you - hang in there rich-3: and goodnight, all BobS: thanks for the thoughts, will let you know........and goodnight! Pamela: gnite Bob BobS: say nite to Frances and Russell also Pamela: will do : )
BobS left chat session rich-3: well, daughter, guess it's time we got going too rich-3: do give Russell a heads-up that I may need help Pamela: Dad, once you've gotten things worked out with James, get in touch. we're going up to the trailer on Friday, will be home sunday rich-3: OK, will keep that in mind Pamela: it's gonna be a busy week but we'll get it all done rich-3: right -we'll find a way rich-3: night for now Pamela: yup. Gnite Daddy Pamela: kerpoof! rich-3: colour me gone
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