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What I found interesting is that, in their bullet points, the first item is Imported. I would not have expected that to be a selling point in the US. Here in Singapore made in US is a huge selling point of course
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Imported. I would not have expected that to be a selling point in the US
Sometimes it isn't, but for most Americans it's an unavoidable fact of life. Many if not most consumer products are imported, or include a significant number of imported parts. A significant amount of our food supply (produce for example) is imported.
(JSOP look away)
For what it's worth, in some cases I prefer imported products: cars, for example. I drive a Honda Civic, and have owned several other imported cars. The ironic thing is that my Civic was built less than 100 miles from where I live.
Congrats! Glad you're back in technology sector.
I've worked at my current company longer than any other so far. Coffee Must Be Good and Cheap
That's been good, but the coffee has changed over the years.
Originally, they had a special coffee system that was great. Then, that changed to some lesser quality and I was ok. Now they are on a frozen concentrate coffee.
Terrible. I make my coffee at home (inexpensive) and bring it in a Thermos. This thing will honestly keep the coffee hot enough for drinking for over 24 hours. It is fantastic. Highly recommend. Thermos - The Rock 1.1 Quart (1.04 liters) - amazon[^]
It's perfect because we have 160z styro cups and this will fill that twice. Once in the morning and once in the afternoon. Caffeine-charged afternoons are the way to go!
Also, all you have to do is rinse the thing with hot water as long as you don't drink directly out of it (which I don't recommend).
In the mean time, I did get licensed as a first responder, took a position with a sporting events company providing first aid at races. I also worked for UPS last Christmas season running packages to a million Amazon shoppers. I took a job at a quick lube and changed oil on about 1000 cars and trucks over the last 3 months.
You should put it into your CV - it may teach those HR people what is seriousness and how age can be unimportant...
Skipper: We'll fix it. Alex: Fix it? How you gonna fix this? Skipper: Grit, spit and a whole lotta duct tape.
Congratulations, and, yes, you deserve a thermos full of the bean-brew of your dreams' delight !
«While I complain of being able to see only a shadow of the past, I may be insensitive to reality as it is now, since I'm not at a stage of development where I'm capable of seeing it. A few hundred years later another traveler despairing as myself, may mourn the disappearance of what I may have seen, but failed to see.» Claude Levi-Strauss (Tristes Tropiques, 1955)</
Many thought I was too old (48) and set in my ways.
I would hope that if I'm in my 70's and of sound mind, I could still find work in this industry. It'll be interesting to see what age discrimination lawsuits start appearing in this industry. Oh look...
Welcome back to the herd! I truly hope the new job/company is one that you will enjoy!
Also, glad to hear you kept yourself busy with jobs that many IT workers would probably not consider doing. I'm a firm believer that you can learn something from just about any job. I spent 10 years in manufacturing (fiberboard shipping containers) before getting in programming, and mostly enjoyed it. I'm currently going on 8 years for a Saturday job managing a self-storage facility...mostly coding on the laptop for the main gig. I don't need the Saturday job, but it was a quick solution to my golf addiction.
As for coffee, go ahead and invest in a nice Thermos! You've earned it! Good luck!
I was holding an in-house training today at a customer's site which should last the whole working day. But at 11:00 PM a departmental note was issued telling all employees to leave at 12:00 because of a storm warning.
Not a really heavy storm (max. expected wind speeds of 110 km/h) but the building is located on a pier and it lost parts of the roof with the last storm.
They can go home getting still paid while I have return to the office (and continue the training tomorrow).
Working for a civil research department of the German navy has its benefits compared to working for a "normal" company.
Thanks to all the upvoters of my QA solutions from yesterday which pushed my rep over 200K.