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Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Jeffrey Chin, Apr 12, 2002.

  1. Jeffrey Chin

    Jeffrey Chin Second Unit

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    This is the funniest job description I've ever received:

    Note: I changed the email and company name to protect the bloodsucking pimpette's privacy

    Caryl Ann wrote:

    I saw a copy of your resume in our database and wanted to check your

    availability. We have a 6 month contract position available at Deutsche

    Bank downtown NYC.

    The person will work with their Technology teams in identifying and

    gathering technology information from 130 Liberty St. and 4 Albany St. Must

    pass a mandatory physical and be able to use a respirator when entering 130

    Liberty St. Must have a good technical knowledge base to identify various

    models of desktop, server, laptop, routers, switches, etc. Good knowledge of

    Market Data is highly preferred.

    If you are interested, please contact me ASAP. I will need an updated copy

    of your resume as well as current rate.

    Thank you, and I look forward to hearing from you soon.

    Caryl Ann O'Neill

    Xyz, Inc.
     
  2. Kevin P

    Kevin P Screenwriter

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    Other than the respirator bit I don't see what's so funny... at least you get a response when you send your resume out. I send mine out and I send it out and I send it out and I get nothing. [​IMG]
    KJP
     
  3. Rob Gillespie

    Rob Gillespie Producer

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    I imagine the respirator bit is due to some kind of unusual working conditions at that building. It sounds a bit like some of the restrictions we have when going on-site for one of our clients, whereby we cannot even gain entry to the main buildings unless we've gone through radiation protocol training.
     
  4. Jeffrey Chin

    Jeffrey Chin Second Unit

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    "Mr. X, you aced the questionnaire and are highly technical. However, your failure to climb 10,000 steps is the main reason we declined to make you an offer."
     
  5. Dennis Nicholls

    Dennis Nicholls Lead Actor

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    The bank must be across the street from the ruins of the WTC and their building is full of debris. The job must be recovering data from all the computers left in the building, covered with crud.
     
  6. Mike D.

    Mike D. Stunt Coordinator

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    Kevin P,
    Did you include any return-address/contact information on your resume?
    [​IMG] [​IMG]
    On a more serious note, good luck on your search!
    Mike
     
  7. Joel Mack

    Joel Mack Cinematographer

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    Good call, Dennis. I think you're right...
     
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  9. BrianW

    BrianW Cinematographer

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    Yeah, I once worked under somewhat similar conditions. In our building, the halon fire supressors went off, and the basement was flooded with halon gas that proved to be very difficult to extract. After a week of extrication attempts, the halon cloud was still about chest-high. The company quickly responded. They moved all the customer service employees out of the basement, and they moved all us programmers into the basement. Imagine the company's dismay when they learned that they were still required to give us respirators before we could be forced to work down their.
     
  10. Joe Wong

    Joe Wong Second Unit

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    Hi all,

    I actually worked at 130 Liberty on the 35th floor right up to Sept 11.

    Some of my colleagues have since gone back in to retrieve important hardware, books, documents, etc. and they have to go through some preparation with gas masks and wearing contamination suits, etc.

    I think it's a fairly quick, get-in, retrieve and get out process.

    Cheers,

    Joe
     

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