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Hey, I sold and serviced insurance policies for 7 years before I landed this gig. You want to talk about a crap job! Try selling people a product that they have to have, don't want, and think you're only there to rip them off. I developed a very tough skin and got used to being yelled at. A lot. Then I landed this gig and I've never been so happy.

Also, just to make you feel better about getting out there and trying to find something different...I was turned down for 10 positions before I got hired for this one (yep, lucky number 11). You have to keep your head up and keep trying or you'll find yourself stuck in a job you hate and that just makes life miserable (trust me, I know).

And Pidoma, I'd say, if you don't like what you're doing, put yourself out there and try to find something else. You just have to be able to take rejection (in this job market, employeers are able to be picky) and just keep trying until you find something.

Also, be unconventional. I landed this job partially because of the work I have done with folding (even though the manager had never heard of it). I showed them that I was able to learn new things quickly and on my own (I.E. learning how to use Ubuntu, VMs, networking, etc.) to fold. Also, I had just broken into the top 1,000 folders world wide. I started talking about it in the interview, pulled out my phone, pulled up my EOC stats and showed them. I also showed them a picture of my setup at home (which at the time consisted of 7 computers, 5 monitors, 2 keyboards, 2 mice). I made it clear that, yes, I have no formal computer training, but I know what I'm doing and what I don't know, I can learn quickly. After the interview I got a call from the hiring manager saything that they filled the position that I had applied for, but they would like to offer me a better position. And here I am. Don't be afraid to be yourself and be passionate in an interview. I'm EXTREMELY passionate about folding, talked a lot about what I have learned because of it, the accomplishments I have made with it (top 1,000 world wide, and at the time top 100 on OCN). In the end she said they were impressed with my knowledge base and how driven I was to learn on my own. Those two things are what helped me land the job. All because I talked about folding and how much I love it!
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Im a boarder guard. Its not that interesting.

 Well atleast I can read OCN all day. I guess that is a plus.

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Im a boarder guard. Its not that interesting.
 Well atleast I can read OCN all day. I guess that is a plus.

Yea that is a good thing. Id get fired the moment I get caught touching my cellphone.
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Yea that is a good thing. Id get fired the moment I get caught touching my cellphone.

 I am using the work computer thumb.gif

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Yea that is a good thing. Id get fired the moment I get caught touching my cellphone.
 I am using the work computer thumb.gif
We get work computers too. But we have like 100 cameras everywhere, if we get caught on facebook or anythign not work related we get canned. A few people already got kicked out. Its boring being part of the CBSA. frown.gif
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There were 3 pages after my last post. The thread was pretty busy for a change!

 
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We were talking about our jobs fora good bit.
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