1. Welcome to our site! Electro Tech is an online community (with over 170,000 members) who enjoy talking about and building electronic circuits, projects and gadgets. To participate you need to register. Registration is free. Click here to register now.
    Dismiss Notice

College Degree: A Complete Waste so far

Discussion in 'Members Lounge' started by DigiTan, Mar 10, 2008.

  1. quixotron

    quixotron New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2007
    Messages:
    269
    Likes:
    13
    Location:
    God Bless America!
    Come on. i don't believe that! unless you're one of the top 5 leaders in Al Queda or your gpa is 0.67.
     
  2. DigiTan

    DigiTan New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2004
    Messages:
    797
    Likes:
    3
    Location:
    Dallas. USA
    What I was saying is I'm despised as soon as they see my identify.

    Look at it this way: when normal people send in a resume, their recruiter goes through the background/reference checks, looks at their experience, and makes a decision based on their merits. I don't have that luxury. To them, I'm a monster. A thing no one wants to look at or deal with.

    That's why I need this background check. When I have the money saved up, it will do things. It will reveal the truth behind the past 7 months. Why no one wants to hire me. Why everyone wants to see me poor. And second, it will let me deal with the real monsters who caused my suffering.
     
  3. DigiTan

    DigiTan New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2004
    Messages:
    797
    Likes:
    3
    Location:
    Dallas. USA
    Yet more proof the industry is being coached to avoid me:

    In the past 3 weeks, I hand-picked three engineering firms across the US out of a pool that began 100 strong. All publicly traded. After profiling them with Lexis-Nexis, I was confident that all 3 corned different sectors of the tech market, and were neither affiliates nor competitors.

    In the second week, I emailed in 3 identical copies of my resume to Company A, Company B, and Company C. Then waited for a non-automated response from Company A, waited another 8 days, insulted the job recruiter in a reply (hear me out...), then waited again. This is what I observed the next morning:
    • 9AM - Automated rejection from company A
    • 10AM - Automated rejection from company B
    • 3PM - Automated rejection from company C
    ...That's right, clear the way: your smoking gun has just arrived. We all hate to think that collusion, slander, and blacklisting were still going on in America, but this paints quite a picture. And look at how close A and B's timing is. :lol: Anyone play darts? Anyone? Cause that's one hell of a grouping! And the I-told-you-so's? They're are on backorder.
     
  4. dave

    Dave New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 1997
    Messages:
    -
    Likes:
    0


     
  5. Space Varmint

    Space Varmint New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 10, 2008
    Messages:
    1,487
    Likes:
    11
    Location:
    Tucker GA...USA

    Well, if you believe in fate, like a divine entity in charge of things. Judging from a previous post you made you have already begun carving out your nitch. Entrepreneur. Allot of us are doing it these days. We have to compete with Chinese engineers who get paid about 1/20th what we get paid thanks to our illustrious gov't out sourcing all our jobs. The high tech industry is the fastest exported field today. You sound pretty sharp and can do the work. I would focus more of my time in that region of the business. It has it down sides like not the greatest wages etc., but you have more flexibility and more creative skills involved keep it interesting.
     
  6. mneary

    mneary New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2007
    Messages:
    4,502
    Likes:
    67
    Location:
    California USA
    How can you expect someone to hire a person who is so famously paranoid? I normally feel that honesty is the best policy, but some things don't need to be broadcast quite so openly.

    If your self-hatred was marketable, you would be wealthy.
     
  7. Mikebits

    Mikebits Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 24, 2008
    Messages:
    6,217
    Likes:
    175
    Location:
    San Diego, Ca
    I am just wondering. What have you done that makes you think you have been blacklisted?
     
  8. rjvh

    rjvh New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2007
    Messages:
    863
    Likes:
    6
    Location:
    cambodia
    I am realy get a bit tired of reading this thread I think and expressed it already a few times that it is probably something at the posters side that prevent him from getting the things he want (does he realy know what he want???) It's still an question unanswerd

    as he is at this time only use his energy to take a revench, he will only spiraling downwards

    Sad but true

    Robert-Jan
     
  9. Mikebits

    Mikebits Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 24, 2008
    Messages:
    6,217
    Likes:
    175
    Location:
    San Diego, Ca
    I understand and get what you are saying Jan but consider this, we all have a choice as to read a post or not :)
     
  10. rjvh

    rjvh New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2007
    Messages:
    863
    Likes:
    6
    Location:
    cambodia
    Hi mike
    i do have the choice of reading this post or not and I do know

    it's just to point out that no mater what your input is it will not change anything in the posters situation as he is clearly not intressted to look at a constructive way to solve his problem (starting with to have a different attitude towarts it)

    he is focusing all his energy in doom thingking and result from that in conspiricies against him on this subject

    whatever somebody will say he will not see and probably don't want to see

    you can't help a person that don't want to be helped

    I wonder what he whas expecting when he start this thread.

    help ??? there where more than enough sugestions and helpfull post in this thread

    pitty ???? this is life, deal with it we all have to do

    I pitty him that he is not smart enough to step over it and take the good advices from this thread and make something of his life

    as you will agree with me there is nobody else that will do it for you (you only might get some help) and he did in this thread

    attention??? that's an ego problem, still than if you see this thread he did sure get the attention

    Robert-Jan
     
  11. rita.jones56

    rita.jones56 New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 4, 2008
    Messages:
    30
    Likes:
    1
    It's a shame to read this kind of stuff. To the initial poster, why not take some of the very good advice given in this thread by people that are totally objective to your situation? You do have to make something of your life and this is the first step. You asked for help and it seems to me like you got it, but are unwilling to listen.
     
  12. MicorRT

    MicorRT New Member

    Joined:
    Jun 15, 2007
    Messages:
    5
    Likes:
    0
    Location:
    State of Confusion
    "In the second week, I emailed in 3 identical copies of my resume to Company A, Company B, and Company C. Then waited for a non-automated response from Company A, waited another 8 days, insulted the job recruiter in a reply (hear me out...), then waited again. This is what I observed the next morning:

    * 9AM - Automated rejection from company A
    * 10AM - Automated rejection from company B
    * 3PM - Automated rejection from company C

    ...That's right, clear the way: your smoking gun has just arrived. "
    DigiTan
    One thing to keep in mind is that engineers move around quite a bit these days but they keep friendships and email one another - still go out for drinks... When I got my job I didn't realize it but there was allot of emailing going on between old buddies that had worked with me in the past and I have tried to always be a straight shooter and not burn bridges (even when I have felt that I was wronged). I found this out later and was one of the reasons I was hired. I noticed that you "insulted" the one job recruiter from company "A" this kind of stuff gets around and can haunt you later on. It is very tough starting out so getting your foot in the door to make a good name for yourself is very important also a more positive outlook will show on you. Good luck and keep your chin up.
     

Share This Page