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I wasn't posting for a job reference, was just seeking advice and info. Thanks!

Posted By: StyxFan on 2007-03-15
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    I'm looking for a position and hope to get recommendations, based upon the following:
    1.  Part time only, and no weekends.
    2.  A decent line pay for someone with nearly 30 years exp.
    3.  Uses a C-phone or voice files (I do not have TransNet).

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    posting personal info on the net

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    Good advice, and advice that I'm giving real thought to ...

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    the posting is the exact same posting as you read on the
    job seekers board. It is under state boards
    Reference regarding

    business practices -- I was not referring to one company specifically.  From reading the board, there are messages regarding existing insurance coverage suddenly being unavailable.  Others have posted regarding to unpaid training time, which I believe under employee status is unlawful.  If the shoe fits.  One cannot sign away one's legal rights, no matter what kind of wording they put in a contract.  I would say dropping existing insurance coverage and then stringing people along regardig that amounts to fraud.




    Has anybody ever requested a copy of a work reference?  I would just like to know if I can get a copy of mine.  Thanks.   
    reference this.
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    Good reference here
    You're absolutely right, this board is a good place not only to vent, but to get the scoop on the companies out there. Sure some people are just going to be venting on here cause they got fired or couldn't make it but if you weed through those you can pretty much get the idea on others. This is a great resource.
    Reference Books
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    Good luck with your job search.
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    Well for future reference....
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    My post was in reference to Transcend....sm
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    has anyone ever received a job offer from posting a resume on this site and receiving what they were asking for as far as pay?  I am asking for 12-14 cents.  Am I in a dream world?
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    Reference book, office supplies, equipment. nm
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    Don't forget a drug reference. I like my Quick Look that is installed on my 'puter.