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I did a change of address for license and car last March (have a confirmation!).
Login to see when this years 'fees' are due and see that the change of address they confirmed 11 months ago was rejected a few days later. No idea why and no notification even though they have my email address.
There is a 90 minute wait on the phone and no email address available. I paid the fees anyway and now I have to hope that the mail redirect actually still works (paid through until March).
Tried to do it online but the system rejected my details even though I took them off the registration.
Going to drop by the AAA and see if they can help.
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We need national healthcare so we can get this same outstanding level of service in life or death situations too!
To whom it may concern: Please don't respond with serious comments about the merits of nationalized healthcare. This was a joke. Pure & simple! No need to turn it into a Soapbox discussion. If you feel you must respond in some fashion and believe that the US government is the best choice for dispensing healthcare to Americans just vote the message down.
Government is not reason; it is not eloquent; it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master. ~ George Washington
Yes, it would be nice to have a reason, but, I don't think many companies will give you a reason. Perhaps a 'thanks, but no thanks', but I think even that has gone the way of the dodo since resumes are now predominately electronic.
I didn't even got that. I was kind of stalker or pervert or whatever to send email to HR asking what happened. I specifically mentioned that yes or no does not bother me but tell me a reason so I can improve myself. Never received a response. To me, this is unprofessional.
"Bastards encourage idiots to use Oracle Forms, Web Forms, Access and a number of other dinky web publishing tolls.", Mycroft Holmes[^]
And due to a contencious, litigious society, you probably won't get a reason. My previous employees have a policy of simply confirming someone was employed there and what their title was, because, if they give a positive review for one person, and no comment on someone else, that is perceived as a negative review and they don't want to fight lawsuits.
It's irritating. But you'll get on much better once you realize that means "Thanks, but don't plan on ever hearing from us again."
Keep searching as if they'd said no. Everybody wins. If they do call back, you've got bargaining power in the pipeline in the form of other opportunities (hopefully.) If they don't, you've wasted no time.
But they have absolutely no vested interest in a detailed post mortem. They'd have to do a couple/few dozen of them and frankly, the last thing they want to do is give someone the couple keys that would enable a less then scrupulous person to game their interview process.
There's really no win out of it other than to take the lumps as a form of psychological case-hardening.
From the data they had it was worth it. After that six hours the data showed no more time should be spent on you. They did compile the data to say no more time is needed and that likely took more time. So really they spent even more than 6 hours on you.
But now you want them to spend more hours to give you an analysis of why their analysis says you are not worth more time to them?
I do not mean to bring you down, but that is what it comes down to. They valued your time up to a certain point. After that point they will spend as little as possible on your time.
Also as someone said, giving you insight as to why they did not hire you is insight they do not necessarily want you to have. You could share that with friend who could use that information to get a better rating on their interview but not actually be who they are looking to hire.
Computers have been intelligent for a long time now. It just so happens that the program writers are about as effective as a room full of monkeys trying to crank out a copy of Hamlet.
The interesting thing about software is it can not reproduce, until it can.
Well, yes, it is "just you;" or, "just me," if the wheel turns again. And, it just makes us human to make an effort to present ourselves as favorable candidates, "get our hopes up," and then be disappointed if there's no response.
However, the "glass is half-full" interpretation is that you were considered seriously, you made it past the initial screening (and probably many others did not).
So, how about praising yourself for a partial "win" ? And, also, consider that the process you just went through may have given you valuable ideas about how to shape your presentation of self, and work, the next time ?
I know, I know, "easier said than done." And, there is a solid body of social science research that indicates, in general, we humans react more strongly to a perceived loss than to a perceived gain, even if the two are really equal in consequences (see Kahnemann, Tversky, et. al.).
But, to some extent, we do have the power to shape the way we cognitively appraise the inevitable disappointments that life throws in our path.
to your future, Bill
“But I don't want to go among mad people,” Alice remarked.
“Oh, you can't help that,” said the Cat: “we're all mad here. I'm mad. You're mad.”
“How do you know I'm mad?” said Alice.
“You must be," said the Cat, or you wouldn't have come here.” Lewis Carroll
Reminds me of a question I've been meaning to ask.
Does anyone ever get a positive response after a "We'll get back to you"? Both of the interviews I was hired from they didn't let me out the door without saying they'd at least follow up with an offer. Everything else was the standard fob off and I got confirmations of no interest from maybe 1 in 4.
Many places won't even say "We'll get back to you" because they know they might not. Most places have lots of applicants to sift through and they want to make the process as streamlined as possible for themselves while also protecting themselves from litigation.
Just because the code works, it doesn't mean that it is good code.
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