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  • CaelanCaelan Member Posts: 1,803 @ - Epic Achaean
    Archaeon said:
    What do the NCO courses count as?
    That is what I am waiting to see. I have something like 60cr if you look at my McI transcript but alot of those are lower level and/or Associates.  I need 18 upper level credits (well..  12 now). Once my MCIs get run I will ler you know.  The 6 (or 8 depending how they count then)  from my DD214 count as Military Science 3000 level for 5+ years in.  If they count the ones up to 5 years as well, I get 2 MISI credits more at the 2000 level.  I think you get 1 1000 level credit just for boot camp.

    Summary: As soon as I find out about what MCI courses went for, I'll let you know.

    Archaeon
  • MelodieMelodie Port Saint Lucie, FloridaMember Posts: 5,050 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    With THAT much evidence I hope that god awful person goes away for a hell of a lot longer than five years! :angry:
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  • CaelanCaelan Member Posts: 1,803 @ - Epic Achaean
    Melodie said:
    With THAT much evidence I hope that god awful person goes away for a hell of a lot longer than five years! :angry:
    It doesn't matter over 50. I could find 4 million and the charge is the same. Depends on the judge and the defense. But yeah, mandatory minimum for it is stupidly low in CT.  Feds is 10 years and that is for under 18. CT does under 16.

  • TorrentTorrent Member Posts: 177 ✭✭✭ - Distinguished
    Caelan said:
    Melodie said:
    With THAT much evidence I hope that god awful person goes away for a hell of a lot longer than five years! :angry:
    It doesn't matter over 50. I could find 4 million and the charge is the same. Depends on the judge and the defense. But yeah, mandatory minimum for it is stupidly low in CT.  Feds is 10 years and that is for under 18. CT does under 16.
    That actually is about standard in some cases depending on how far back you need to go. I hate Discovery cause most attorney just bury you in it so they can stall and its a pain in the ass to move through all of it and catergorize it. What kind of case is?
  • CaelanCaelan Member Posts: 1,803 @ - Epic Achaean
    Torrent said:
    Caelan said:
    Melodie said:
    With THAT much evidence I hope that god awful person goes away for a hell of a lot longer than five years! :angry:
    It doesn't matter over 50. I could find 4 million and the charge is the same. Depends on the judge and the defense. But yeah, mandatory minimum for it is stupidly low in CT.  Feds is 10 years and that is for under 18. CT does under 16.
    That actually is about standard in some cases depending on how far back you need to go. I hate Discovery cause most attorney just bury you in it so they can stall and its a pain in the ass to move through all of it and catergorize it. What kind of case is?
    This particular one is Possession of CP.  NCMEC knows 144 of the 250 before I even started so..  dude is D-U-N

  • PyoriPyori Member Posts: 1,681 @ - Epic Achaean
                                                                  


  • TorinnTorinn Member Posts: 1,175 ✭✭✭✭✭ - Grand Achaean
    Which are you referring to?   It all looks beautiful to me. B)
    Deucalion says, "Torinn is quite nice."
  • ZackeryZackery Member Posts: 145 ✭✭✭✭ - Eminent
    That looks so nice! I almost failed a gardening class in college, so I’m hella impressed.
    Mathonwy
  • MathonwyMathonwy Member Posts: 907 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    In college I lived in a house that was named after Beat poets. We had a cactus and we somehow ended up killing it off (probably because, since the cactus was directly outside of the upstairs bathroom, its main sustenance came from being used by drunk partygoers as a way to dispose of cheap beer or to relieve themselves).  This meant, in the words of one of my faintly-chagrined housemates, that we were less nourishing than a desert.

    I really haven't had the heart to try to grow anything since then.

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    Saeva said:
    If Mathonwy is 2006 I wish 2007 had never come.
    Xenomorph said:
    heh. Mathowned.
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  • SynthusSynthus Member Posts: 160 ✭✭✭ - Distinguished
    Torinn said:
    I'm leaving my job of 5 and a half years.  Anybody who works in the tech industry knows how quickly the field evolves.  New technology and methodologies crop up all the time, and most companies are eager and quick to adopt them.  My job was stale and stagnant.  The company didn't believe in using anything remotely new, anything it couldn't completely control.  We reinvented the wheel more times than I can count, and crappily at that.  I found that I was falling further and further behind the tech curve and because of it I was fast becoming unemployable.  The time came to ask myself - do I want to stay here for the rest of my life where I am unchallenged, uninterested, and unhappy, or do I want to take a risk and try to get something that makes me excited again?  So I've  quit and am moving across the United States to be closer to family.  It's terrifying and I hate taking risks but this is what I need.  I have been battling pretty severe depression due to my job that I didn't even recognize for the longest time.  A lot of people say work sucks and most of the time it's true but working is such a huge part of our lives we shouldn't settle. I'm not settling any more.  Here is to doing what's best for ourselves, not what's most comfortable. *cheers*
    I was let go from a very similar situation. Five years at a company doing lead development and project management on a junior developer salary, having to fight tooth and nail for every new tech adoption, and even those were scarce and only taken on out of sheer necessity. The job I'm at now I walked into not knowing a damn bit of their tech stack, and that was absolutely terrifying. You're right about leaving being terrifying, but there is good news at least. That's the hardest, scariest part, and you've got it over with now.

    There are nothing but open doors and roads ahead of you. Hang in there, and aye, here's to doing what's best for ourselves, and never settling for less again. 


    Torinn
  • TorinnTorinn Member Posts: 1,175 ✭✭✭✭✭ - Grand Achaean
    Thank you for sharing @Synthus it helps me not be so nervous, I appreciate it  :)
    Deucalion says, "Torinn is quite nice."
    Synthus
  • TahquilTahquil Member Posts: 4,299 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    I just learned there is a new Shaun Tan book out.

    Oh my poor little heart. This poor little thing. Oh my gosh.


    Synthus
  • SynthusSynthus Member Posts: 160 ✭✭✭ - Distinguished
    Synthus said:
    Pretty sure this is a rave? It's a rave to me anyway.

    So last week I was called by a tech company about an hour away, told me about a position they had open, not my wheelhouse for the languages but I have experience with everything else they are looking for, asked if I was interested, and then asked for my resume. I hadn't updated my resume in about six months and I was feeling sick that day, so I just kind of put it on the back burner. Figure I'll get around to it on the weekend and then respond to the email they sent me with more details on the position with my resume Monday. 

    Weekend rolls around, still not feeling well, just kind of rolling through things and doing what I can where I can. Try to hammer at things, can't focus, try to hammer at things in Achaea, still can't focus. Figure, "Ah hell, well, I blew my shot and I'm not the best fit, so whatever" then go to bed, wake up Monday, and start the slog again.

    Then Tuesday rolls around and I get a call again from the company. I apologize about not getting back in touch with them, explain the situation, explain that I really don't think I'm a good fit for what they're looking for, and start talking with them about some of the concerns with the position. They proceed to tell me that it's okay, that I can just send in what I've got for my resume along with any updates in the email, and that they still think I'm a good fit even without the experience in the languages that a lot of their stuff is built in. So, they send me a questionnaire, it's super simple almost pre-interview stuff. I fill it out, get my resume updated, and send out the email this morning before heading out to lunch. About twenty minutes later during lunch, I get a reply...

    I have an interview tomorrow... for a tech lead position... that I more or less have been led by the hand to...

    Which starts at double my current salary...

    I'm trying to be pragmatic, keep telling myself, "Don't get your hopes up, they're probably just padding candidate numbers," but every colleague I've talked to since that's been through this process with similar situations keeps telling me the same thing - unless I completely botch this interview, it's very likely that they've already made their decision and everything leading up has been formality. One of the most seasoned, veteran developers I know that has been through this song and dance more times than he can count promptly blew my mind after I talked to him about it.

    "They called you first. They called you back the next week to check up on you. They worked with you to get your information and have been telling you that your concerns aren't a problem. They set up your first interview less than twenty-four hours after getting your information. Take a deep breath and relax. This ain't about you trying to convince them, it's about them trying to convince you."



    I'm really trying not to get my hopes up... but it's really hard not to. 
    So, as an update... 

    My phone interview was roughly about ten minutes of going over my resume, another ten minutes of going over my work experience, ten more minutes of going over the company and the hiring process. I'll have to take a coding exam, standard fare, and I can choose any language that I wish to take the exam in.

    Then there was an hour of negotiating salary and benefits. Salary isn't quite double like what I'd been told because there were some issues with my Python experience, but is about 90% there, and has the potential to exceed my initial starting offer dependent upon the exam. On top of that, I managed to negotiate for double the vacation time they were offering (160 hours instead of 80).

    As long as I don't completely flunk the exam, there is a good chance I may get a final interview and offer as early as next Friday. I'm not sure if I'm in just an anxious enough state that I'm flirting with danger willingly or if my gumption and give-a-damn have finally decided that they actually exist now, but the fact that my Python experience docked me in the negotiations has made me decide that I'm going to do the exam in Python.

    And you know what? I'm gonna crush it. I don't care how hard I have to study, how many crash courses I'm going through this weekend, I'm going to knock that damn thing out of the park.

    Then, I'm gonna throw the results down on the table for them and I'm gonna say "So, about my original offer..." 
    JinosIloisee
  • CaelanCaelan Member Posts: 1,803 @ - Epic Achaean
    I start all my salary negotiations with, "Look, motherfuckers..."

    Works well

    SynthusJinosZackery
  • CaelanCaelan Member Posts: 1,803 @ - Epic Achaean
    edited June 21
    Made it down to Florida. 2 hours sleep. 9pm departure. Stopped 2x for 1 hour each sleep. Arrived 8:30p. Time to kick these contractors in their asses and get this remodel done. 

    Edit: Hey NYC, don't Chris Christie the goddamn GWB.  It was bad enough w only 3 lanes.  Doing it down to 1 is a dick move.

  • TahquilTahquil Member Posts: 4,299 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Aerek divorced his basil plants from my window garden. But to soothe the split he bought a bulbasaur planter I had been dying to buy. I can't be happier with my little garden that now has extra mint, flowers, and a new guardian.

    DorielTreyIssamJinos
  • ArchaeonArchaeon Member Posts: 329 ✭✭✭ - Distinguished
    Had to work with the army. Was expecting crayon eating but was pleasantly surprised. Props to ADA for not scraping the bottom of the barrel. 
    Caelan
  • CaelanCaelan Member Posts: 1,803 @ - Epic Achaean
    edited June 22
    Hahaha.  They must have sent the ones who weren't too busy trying to mooch the system with their entitled-ness. 

    Speaking of crayons....
    Meanwhile, I managed to burn up the loaner prosthetic leg they gave me while the factory fixes my actual one for the last 3 months. Marine-proof? NEWP. But they still get $60,000 for just the leg part (not the carbon fiber socket or the foot).  I swear Otto Bock should pay me for Quality Control.  I broke the first Genium X3 in all of the East Coast in under a week (3 days actually). 

    (Also just read the website and the X3 is supposed to match the physiological gait of a human.  Beesh, I was doing that 4 generations of leg ago.)

    ArchaeonAyaniJinos
  • ArchaeonArchaeon Member Posts: 329 ✭✭✭ - Distinguished
    Lt. Cael-dan
    Caelan
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